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Biography

Elli Kontostoli is a PhD student and member of the Health Promotion Research Group at the University of East Anglia. She is supervised by Dr Andrew Atkin and Professor Andy Jones based in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Elli graduated with a BA in Early Childhood Education at Aristole University of Thessaloniki, in Greece. Soon after her graduation, she worked as an Early Years Teacher in Greece and in England. During this time, she developed an interest in designing school activities which promoted children's physical activity and healthy choices. That was the starting point for her to study an MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health at the University of Bristol. 

Her PhD is looking at the determinants of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep in children and adolescents.

Elli gained significant experience working as a research student for the Retirement in Action (REACT) study (https://www.thereactstudy.com/), the Poo Patrol Project (https://teampoopatrol.com/) and the Early Change (the European Union – Comenius Multilateral Projects). 

Academic Background

MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health. University of Bristol, U.K.

BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Certificate in Greek Sign Language, Institute for Greek Sign Language. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Certificate in Contracted Braille, Institute for Contracted Braille. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Master in Science, University of Bristol