University of Hertfordshire

Dr Katerina Vafeiadou MSc PhD RNutr


Dr Katerina Vafeiadou joined the University of Hertfordshire in August 2013. She is a registered Nutritionist (RNutr) with the Association for Nutition (AfN) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Currently Katerina is the Programme Leader of the BSc(Hons) Nutrition and contributes to the teaching of both our undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics courses. Her primary aim is to deliver innovative and research based teaching to Nutrition and Dietetics students, constanly monitor and improve teaching practices and enhance students overall experience at Herts!

Katerina is also the placement and work experience tutor for the BSc(Hons) Nutrition course. Within this role she develops partnerships with local employers, supports final year students in identifying work experience opportunities and second year students in applying for sandwich placements. Katerina is also the Study Abroad tutor and supports second year students with applying for this exciting opportunity that UH has to offer.


Prior to joining the University of Hertfordshire Katerina completed her undergraduate studies at the Aristotle Universiy of Thessaloniki in Greece, post-graduate studies (MSc and PhD) at the University of Reading and worked for several years as a post-doctoral fellow in research projects that investigated the impact of dietary components on management of cardiovascular disease risk and neurodegeneration. 

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