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Ihab Tewfik

Course Leader University of WestminsterLife Sciences Department,
Qualifications:

PhD MSc

Location: London, UK

Biography

Ihab Tewfik is the Course Leader for BSc. (Honours) Human Nutrition, Life Sciences Department, University of Westminster. He graduated in nutritional biochemistry University of Alexandria and completed his Master and Doctorate in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition Department, University of Alexandria. He also holds PhD from London South Bank University. He is a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) and has been appointed by The Association for Nutrition as ‘Accreditation Assessor-Panel’. He is a renowned specialist in international public health intervention and serves on a number of editorial boards including Nutrition Bulletin (British Nutrition Foundation – last 10 years), Nutrition and Health, UK, the World Journal for Science Technology and Sustainable Development (WRSTSD), the International Journal of Innovation and Knowledge Management in Middle East & North Africa (IJIKMMENA) and as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Public Health – UK. Dr Tewfik is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy-UK with 20 years teaching and research experience in higher education and has been involved in the development of undergraduate and postgraduate public health nutrition programmes in UK and many overseas universities. Ihab’s teaching and research focuses on the relationship between the obesogenic environment and health outcomes of individual and population. His work embraces the effects of nutritional exposure during childhood and risk factors for later non-communicable diseases (NCDs) especially in developing countries experiencing economic and nutritional transition. Ihab’s research includes population interventions to improve opportunity for health during early life, and methods for the scaling-up intervention programmes to achieve community level impact. He has delivered numerous keynote lectures at national and international conferences on the nutrition transition and the rise of diabetes and NCDs in developing countries. Ihab has been at the forefront of promoting international public health intervention programmes and in particular among vulnerable group. His current public health nutrition intervention is to delay the progression of HIV to AIDS among people living with HIV in Nigeria. As Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH), Ihab’s international research agenda expanded to 11 research projects with UNICEF-UN in aspects of public health nutrition intervention. Nationally, he has carried out three Food Standards Agency (FSA) projects on food safety and one on Biomarkers for predicting breast radiotherapy induced side-effect funded by the National Cancer Research Institute – UK. Ihab has published extensively in international peer reviewed journals. Ihab has worked as international consultant to support capacity building for healthcare workforces in developing countries and has participated in training activities in Africa and Asia. He is a regular invited speaker on several workshops, CPD and short-training courses and he is key team member to develop international public health education programmes to communicate relevant competencies. Ihab is collaborating with many universities in UK, EU, Middle East. Asia and Africa, on aspects related to knowledge exchange and public health nutrition intervention programmes that employ dietary diversification and behavioral modification approaches. Between 1992 and 2010 he was also instrumental in developing the public health nutrition programme at the University of Alexandria, where he fulfilled Associate Professorship at the department of Nutrition.

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