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|Dr Paul Amuna (University of Greenwich)|
Dr Amuna is a graduate in Medicine and an international nutrition and public health specialist. He is a registered public health nutritionist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He currently serves on the Council of the British Nutrition Society and is responsible for International Nutrition for which he represents the Society at Key national and international forums. He is also a board member of the Association for Nutrition, the professional body for regulation of the nutrition profession in United Kingdom and Ireland. He has been at the forefront of promoting an understanding of links between poverty, food security and epigenetic risk factors for chronic Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and has published and spoken on the subject at international scientific and policy meetings. He is involved in human resource and institutional capacity building projects working through international institutional partnerships in Africa and the Middle East regions. His research interests include novel food product development for clinical and dietetics applications as well as NCD research in developing countries including patient-centred approaches to self management of chronic disease. His current research work includes collaborations in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Ghana.
Dr Amuna is co-convener of the Africa Nutrition Epidemiology Conference (ANEC), the leading regional conference on nutrition in Africa. He has been instrumental in the formation of the Africa Nutrition Society (ANES) which brings together nutritional scientists as a learned professional body across the continent. Dr Amuna is a renowned international speaker and regular invited panellist at European Union Roundtables on Development and Health Policy focusing on links between Europe and Africa. He co-authored two chapters of Community Nutrition: Nutrition Materials for healthcare workers in resource-poor areas published by UNICEF & TALC (2006) and an Educational Toolkit for Patient Self-Management of Diabetes, currently in print. He is currently working with the WHO International Malnutrition Task Force to help set up multi-country training centres for training of health personnel in the treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in West and East Africa.
P Amuna & FB Zotor (2008) Epidemiological and nutrition transition in developing countries: impact on human health and development. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. Vol. 67 (1), 84-97.
FB Zotor & P Amuna (2008) The Food Multimix Concept – new innovative approach to meeting nutritional challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. Vol. 67 (1), 98-104.
P Amuna, NL Hill, FB Zotor & V Trowse (2006) Development of High Fibre, low-glycaemic index novel food products for the management of type 2 diabetes employing the food multimix concept. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. Vol 65, 55A
V Trowse, P Amuna, FB Zotor & NL Hill (2006) Glycaemic response to a high-fibre low glycaemic novel food product in human volunteers: possible implications for dietary management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. Vol. 65, 74A
H Al-Shammari, P Amuna, I.Tewfik & FB Zotor (2006) Changing trends in physical characteristics, obesity and non-communicable disease risk among 6-13 year old Kuwati school children. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. Vol. 65, 95A
FB Zotor, P Amuna, WH Oldewage-Theron, T Adewuya, G Prinsloo, Y Chinyanga, I Tewfik & N Amuna (2006) Industrial and Dietetic applications of the Food Multimix (FMM) Concept in meeting Nutritional needs of vulnerable groups in South Africa. Academic Journal of Vaal University of Technology. Vol. 3, 54-63.
Amuna P, Zotor F & Tewfik I (2004) Human and economic development in developing countries: a public health dimension employing the food multimix concepts. World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development 1(2), 129–137.
Tewfik I, Amuna P & Zotor F (2004) Would
food irradiation as a means of technology transfer assist food
productivity and security in Africa and sustain its development?
International Journal of Technology Policy and Management 4(1), 44-52.
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