Despina Marselou was born in Athens on 06/08/1979. She studied in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at London Metropolitan University in England under the dissertation title of Clinical Research: Thermogenesis, Obesity and the Macro-metabolic Pathways: Relation to Obesity. The research was published in 2004 in the journal of the British Dietetic Association as one of the best clinical trials among young graduates in the UK.
She received a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Immunology from the University of Surrey in England with emphasis on dietary support and behavior modification in patients with immune system disorders such as diabetes, cancer and autoimmune diseases. Her postgraduate clinical research titled Examining the rate of dehydration in people with acute stroke and dysphagia, was conducted at the University Hospitals of the National Health System (NHS) Barts & the London and Homerton in London where it was evaluated as a model research.
Her professional career as a clinical dietitian at Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tees (NHS) University Hospitals in England enabled her to practice her scientific training as:
Senior dietitian of Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
Responsible for stroke and rehabilitation wards and clinics
Responsible for allergy and immunology clinics
She is currently working in her dietetic private practice with special interest on evidence based-plant based diets and holds a certificate in Plant-Based nutrition through eCornell University /T Colin Campbell Centre for Nutrition.
She is responsible for the nutritional care of patients with immune disorders, chronic inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases and passionate on promoting dietetic plans for weight loss with focus on the immune system.
Still, a frequent contributor to local and national newspapers and magazines, and is often a guest speaker on public speeches, health radio and television broadcasts.