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Antigone Kouris-Blazos

Antigone Kouris-Blazos, Australian nutrition scientist, dietician. Achievements include research in dietary management of diabetes; research in dietary factors affecting skin wrinkling in the elderly; research in importance of the mediterranean diet, especially legumes; development of nutritious biscuit longevity in over 1000 elderly people from 5 countries; development of integrative medicine for dietitions.

Background

  • Kouris-Blazos, Antigone was born on April 30, 1964 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Daughter of Alfred George and Eufimia Mitsi Kouris.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Microbiology, University Melbourne, 1984. Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with honors, Deakin University, Geelong, Melbourne, 1985. Postgraduate diploma in Dietetics, Deakin University, Geelong, Melbourne, 1986.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, 1992.

    Career

    • Researcher Faculty Medicine, Monash University, 1987—2001, lecturer, 1995—2001, Doctor of Philosophy supervisor, 1998—2006. Co-director International Health and Development Unit, Monash University, 1998—2001. Co-director healthy eating healthy living program Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, 2000.

      Honorary nutrition research fellow Asia Pacific Health and Nutrition Center, Monash Asia Institute, since 2002. Managing editor Asia Pacific Journal Clinical Nutrition, 2002—2006, www.healthyeatingclub.org, Melbourne, since 2002. Consultant diet-related disorders, vulnerable groups, food insecure, obesity prevention School Nutrition, Department Health, Australian and Victorian Government, Canberra, 1988—2006.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in dietary management of diabetes. Research in dietary factors affecting skin wrinkling in the elderly. Research in importance of the mediterranean diet, especially legumes.

      Development of nutritious biscuit longevity in over 1000 elderly people from 5 countries. Development of integrative medicine for dietitions.

    Works

    • Contributor scientific papers, chapters to books.

    Membership

    Guest speaker Business School Radio, Melbourne. Speaker Australian Greek Welfare Society. Member of Australasian Integrative Medicine Association, Australian College Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Dietitians Association Australia, Australian Traditional Medicine Society.

    Connections

    • Married Christos Blazos, January 6, 1991. Children: Dimitri James Blazos, Mitsi Eufimia Blazos.
    • father: Alfred George
    • mother: Eufimia Mitsi Kouris
    • spouse: Christos Blazos
    • children: Dimitri James Blazos Kouris-Blazos
    • Mitsi Eufimia Blazos Kouris-Blazos
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    Born April 30, 1964
    (age 53)
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