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Dr. Maureen Cheserek is a Registered Clinical Nutritionist and Dietitian. She works as a Lecturer  and Researcher in the Department of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, Egerton University, Kenya. Dr. Cheserek has a PhD in Food, Nutrition and Safety, and vast knowledge and extensive experience in designing, coordinating, and implementing multi-disciplinary research and community development projects in agri-nutrition for better nutrition and health. Her research interests are centered on improving diet quality for prevention and management of malnutrition and non-communicable diseases.  She is the Team Leader/Co-Principal Investigator, Nutrition and Value Addition component in Aquaculture and Finger millet value chains of the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) adaptive and applied reserch (2020-2023), Lead Nutrition Specialist in the Drought Tolerant Crops value chain project of the USAID Feed the Future Kenya,  Accelerated Value Chain Development Programme (2015-2021) and Co-investigator in Mycotoxin Mitigation Project supported by Kenya National Reseerach Fund (NRF). She successfully led the Agriculture for Health and Nutrition  (A4HN) project 'Agrobiodiversity and Dietary Diversity for improved nutrition of women and children, Kenya, the  Transform Nutrition project (2015-2017), and is co-investigator in other nutrition projects. She works in close collaboration with universities and research institutions, county governments, policymakers, NGOs and local communities. She also actively participates in community extension and outreach activities.

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http://0000-0002-8180-5067
Researchgate
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maureen-Cheserek
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Year: 2010-2014

Degree: Phd. Food Nutrition and Safety

Institution: Jiangnan University, China

 

Year: 2005-2008

Degree: MSc. Nutritional Sciences

Institution: Egerton University, Kenya

 

Year: 1996-2001

Degree: BSc. Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics

Institution: Egerton University, Kenya

 

Year: 1990-1994

Certificate: Kenya Certificate of Secondary of Education

Institution: Kapkenda Girls High School, Kenya

 

Year: 1983-1990

Certificate: Kenya Certificate of Primary Education

Institution: Kapkata Primary School, Kenya

 

 

 

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Obesity and related metabolic disorders

Agri-nutrition and healthy diets

Food product development

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Professional Courses and Training Programmes

  1. Clinical Ethics Certificate course,  by Kenya Medical Research Institute (KMRI), Kenya, and Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Culture (CBEC), Pakistan, February 2021
  2. ISO 22000:2018 Food safety management system (FSMS) by Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), January 2021.
  3. Research and Public Health Ethics Certificate Course by Kenya Medical Research Institute (KMRI), Kenya, and Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Culture (CBEC), Pakistan, October 2020.
  4. Designing community-engaged learning programmes, assessment and evaluation by Michigan State University, USA and Adanu, June 2019.
  5. Developing evidence-based nutritional Interventions for protecting human health; development and conducting human studies (clinical research) by Quadram Institute of Bioscience, Norwich, UK, February 2018.
  6. In vitro analysis of nutrients and bioactive compounds in food, food microstructure and bioaccessibility by Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, UK, 7Jan-Feb 2018
  7. Nutrition Leadership programme by  African Nutrition Leadership Programme, (ANLP), North West University, SA, March 2016
  8. Application of Large country-lot quality assurance sampling (LC-LQAS) in surveys, use of mobile technology in data collection by Kenyatta University, Kenya, November 2014
  9. Capacity Building Training on Consultancy Services by Egerton University, Kenya, June 2018

  10. Orientation workshop on online teaching/tutoring, CMRT, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya, Feb. 2015

  11. Risk assessment for Seafood and Health,  Application of nuclear and isotopic detection techniques in sea foods, risk analysis modeling using AQUARISK software, June 2013.

  12. Application of molecular techniques in nutrition studies, Molecular and Applied Nutrition Laboratory, School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, China, June 2011.

  13. Project Proposal Development and Communication Skills Enhancement Training by Egerton University, Kenya, February 2020

  14. Online Agriculture Resources in Environment (OARE) training of trainers Workshop by Egerton University, Kenya, Aug. 2008

  15. ISO 9000 certification Workshop by Egerton University, Kenya, June 2008

  16. Pedagogy Training workshop, Egerton University, Kenya by May 2008

  17. Use of electronic resources (HINARI, OARE, TEEAL, PERI) by Egerton University, Kenya, Dec. 2007

  18. Development of Distance Learning Materials Workshop for Egerton University College of Open and Distance Learning, Egerton University, Kenya, Nov. 2007 

  19. Identifying research priorities, Workshop, Egerton University, Kenya, May 2007

  20. Nutrient analysis training by Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kenya, Nov. 2006

     

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2013 to date: Lecturer, Department of Human Nutrition, Egerton University, Kenya

Responsibilities: Teaching Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics courses (BSc, MSc and PhD); Research, community outreach and extension; coordinate and supervise undergraduate and post graduate students’ research projects, coordinate dietary counselling and nutrition education services; Academic advisor; nutrition consultancies; in-charge of staff welfare activities

 

2015 to date: Examination Officer Department of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences

Responsibilities: Management of examinations and coordinate time tabling of courses

 

2020-2023: Committee Member, Egerton University Research and Ethics Committee

Responsibilities: Advice the university on all matters pertaining ethics and research on human and experimental animals, review proposals and monitor progress, undertake trainings on ethics, set and review policies of the university in matters relating to ethical approvals

Team Leader/National Expert for the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), Theme Three ‘Ending Hunger’. Responsibilities: Support Kenya National government in collecting data for UN Assembly Biennial Review on progress made for achieving the Malabo declaration goals and targets for the two performance categories, Food Nutrition and security, and Food Safety

 

Nov. 2019 to date: Council Member, The Nyeri National Polytechnic, Kenya, and Member of the academic and research committee; Member of the Audit, Risk and compliance management committee

Responsibilities: Provide oversight of activities and operations on behalf of the Government of Kenya (policy directions, approve budgets and performance contracts)

 

2019 to date: Committee Member, Faculty of Health Sciences, Welfare committee.

Responsibilities: Coordinate staff welfare activities

 

Sep.2018 to date: Examiner, Kenya Nutritionists and Dietician’s Institute board and Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council

Responsibilities: Set professional and licencing examinations for Nutrition and Dietetics professionals at Bachelor’s level; examine nutrition and dietetics professionals

 

2017 to date

Member, Food And Nutrition Linkage Technical Working Group, Ministry of Agriculture. This technical working group supports the Ministry of Agriculture in developing strategies with increased nutrition focus (nutrition sensitive) to inform programming

 

2015 to 2020: BSc. Programme Academic Leader

Responsibilities: Provide leadership and guidance to the programme in relation to curriculum planning and development; marketing and recruitment of students to the programme, review admission criteria, review curriculum in relation to faculty strategic plan, ensure University Quality assurance and enhancement processes are applied into the programme, and conduct annual monitoring among other responsivities.

 

2015-2019: Board Member/Chairperson Academics, Board of Management Kapkata Secondary school, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Responsibilities: Strategic planning and advisory, oversee implementation academic activities by the school management

 

2009-2013: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Human Nutrition, Egerton University

Responsibilities: Teaching Nutrition and Dietetics courses (BSc), Supervise undergraduate student’s projects, research consultancies in the field of human nutrition and  academic advising

 

2009-Aug. 2010: Local Coordinator/ Committee Member, Nutrition Task Force for the Project ‘Higher Education Network for  Applied Human Nutrition (HENNA) between Eastern Africa and Europe, EDULINK Programme

Responsibilities: Coordinate the activities for innovative development and harmonization of applied Human Nutrition Curricula in the Eastern Africa Region; organize workshops and trainings

 

Jan-Aug 2010: Committee Member, Egerton University Intellectual Property Rights Committee.

Responsibilities: Monitor and evaluate patentable innovations, follow up patenting of products, innovations and any other tangible/intangible materials emanating from research and other activities

 

2007-Aug 2010: Committee Member, Egerton University Agricultural Show and Exhibitions committee.

Responsibilities: Represent Faculty of Health Sciences in marketing academic programmes and services offered; coordinate exhibition and public shows activities

 

2007-2008:Team Member, Rapid Results Initiative (RRI), Egerton University

Responsibilities: Facilitate the training of university staff with an aim of improving use of electronic resources in the library

 

2003-2009: Teaching Assistant, Department of Human Nutrition, Egerton University

Responsibilities: Teaching Nutrition and Dietetics courses (BSc) and coordinate diet therapy practicals, clinical attachment and community extension outreach activities  for bachelor students

 

KEY PROJECTS

2020-2023

Co-Principal Investigator/Team Leader in the Nutrition Component of the Aquaculture value chain projectValidating Climate Smart Fish Marketing, Value Addition and Post-harvest Technologies for Improved Food and Nutrition Security’ in Siaya, Busia and Kakamega counties, Kenya’. Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP), Adaptive Research, supported by World Bank and implemented by Egerton University, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Maseno University, Kenya Fish Marketing Authority (KFMA), Aquaculture Association of Kenya and Fish Carnivore Restaurant.

2020-2022

Co-Principal Investigator of the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) Applied Research project ‘Development and promotion of consumption of novel nutrient-rich fish products for food and nutritional security in Siaya and Kakamega counties, Kenya. Supported by World Bank and implemented by Egerton University and Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI).

2020-2023

Co-Investigator/Team Leader Nutrition and Value addition component of the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) Adaptive Research project 'Sustainable participatory enhancement of finger millet value chain in Bomet, Kericho and West Pokot counties, Kenya,. Supported by World Bank and implemented by Egerton University, Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization and Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya.

2018-2021

Co-Investigator in the Aflatoxin Mitigation Project. Target counties: Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo counties, Kenya. Supported by the National Research Fund of Kenya (NRF).

2016-2021

Nutrition Specialist/Team Leader in the Nutrition Component of the Drought Tolerant Crops Value Chain project of the Feed the Future- Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development Programme implemented by The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in collaboration with Egerton University, KALRO, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Education. Target counties: Elgeyo Marakwet, Siaya, Busia, Kitui, Makueni, Tharaka Nithi and Taita Taveta.

2015-2017

Principal Investigator/Team Leader in the Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) project ‘Agrobiodiversity and dietary diversity for improved nutritional status of mother-infant Dyads project in Rongai sub-county, Kenya’ 2015-2018. Supported by UKAID, the Department for International Development (DFID) through the Transform Nutrition Research Consortium led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Implemented by Egerton University, Moi University and Bioversity International, Kenya.

2010-2014

Doctoral student in the project ‘Prevention and control of metabolic syndrome supported by The National Science and Technology Ministry of China, the 12th Five-Year Plan for Science and Technology Development and Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD). Implemented by Jiangnan University.

Responsibilities: Project design, planning and implementation, data collection, entry and analysis, manuscript and thesis writing.

2009-2010

Project Coordinator/ Committee Member, Nutrition Task Force for the Project ‘Higher Education Network for Applied Human Nutrition between Eastern Africa and Europe (HENNA), EDULINK Programme.

Responsibilities: Coordinate project activities, organize workshops and trainings and facilitate trainings

2006-2008

Master of Science student in the Lake Victoria Research (VicRes) Initiative project ‘Food Consumption Patterns, Dietary intakes and Nutritional status of older adults living around Lake Victoria Basin of Eastern Africa’. Supported by SIDA/SAREC under the auspices of the Lake Victoria Development Partnership Program (LVDP); Implemented by Egerton and Kenyatta University (Kenya), Makerere University (Uganda) and Sokoine University (Tanzania) through the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA).

Nov-March 2019

Consultant in the baseline study (SMART survey) for the World Vision’s project, Provision of Emergency Nutrition Project for Conflict Affected Population in Warrap State in South Sudan

April-June 2018

Consultant in the End of project evaluation, Life Saving Emergency Response (LISER III) for Underserved Counties in Upper Nile State, World Vision, South Sudan.

Nov. 2014

Supervisor in the Ministry of Health (Kenya) Micronutrient supplementation programme Evaluation in South Rift Valley, Kenya

May 2009

Consultant for a Baseline Nutrition Survey in Samburu and Baringo District Area Development Programmes, World Vision, Kenya

May 2008

Consultant, Baseline nutrition survey in Sook Area Development project, World Vision, Kenya.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  1. Obesity and metabolic disorders
  2. Potential of indigenous nutritious foods to improve diet quality
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

 Full Papers

  1. Kemboi S, Mituki DM, Ramkat RC, Termote C, Covic N, Cheserek MJ. Variation in the factors associated with diet quality of children aged 6-23 months in low and high agro-ecological zones of Rongai Sub-County, Kenya. Food Nutr Bull 2020;41(2):186-199.https://doi.org/10.1177/0379572120912875
  2. Gitagia MW, Ramkat RC, Mituki DM, Termote C, Covic N, Cheserek MJ. Determinants of dietary diversity among women of reproductive age in two different agro-ecological zones of Rongai Sub-County, Nakuru, Kenya. Food Nutr Res 2019, 63: 1553 - http://dx.doi.org/10.29219/fnr.v63.1553
  3.  Cheserek MJ, Shi YH, Le G. Association of hyperuricemia with metabolic syndrome among university workers: sex and occupational differences. Afri Health Sci. 2018;18(4): 842-851. https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v18i4.2
  4. Lucy M, Owuoche JO., Cheserek M. Development of sorghum-wheat composite bread and evaluation of nutritional, physical and sensory acceptability. Afr. J. Food Sci. Technol. 2017 Sep: ISSN: 2141-5455; 8(7) pp. 113-119.DOI:10.14303/ajfst.2017.118
  5. Mituki DM, Ramkat RC, Celine T, Covic N, Cheserek MJ. Agrobiodiversity and dietary diversity for improved nutritional status of mothers and children in Rongai sub-county, Nakuru, Kenya. Transform Nutrition. Issue 13: June 2017. http://www.transformnutrition.org/2017/06/agrobiodiversity-and-dietary-diversity-in-rongai-sub-county-nakuru/
  6. Cheserek MJ, Wu GR, Li L, Li L, Karangwa E, Shi YH, Le G. Cardioprotective effects of Lipoic acid, Quercetin and Resveratrol on oxidative stress related to thyroid hormone alterations in long-term obesity. J Nutr Biochem. 2016 Jul; 33:36-44. doi:10.1016/j.jnutbio.2016.02.008 
  7. Li L, Sun J, Xia S, Tian X, Cheserek MJ, Le G. Mechanism of antifungal activity of antimicrobial peptide APP, a cell-penetrating peptide derivative, against Candida albicans: intracellular DNA binding and cell cycle arrest. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016 Apr; 100 (7):3245-53. doi: 10.1007/s00253-015-7265-y
  8. Wang H, Tang X, Cheserek MJ, Shi Y, Le G. Obesity prevention of synthetic polysaccharides in high-fat diet fed C57BL/6 mice. J Funct foods. 2015 Aug; 17:563-574. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.06.012
  9. Cheserek MJ, Wu GR, Ntazinda A, Shi YH, Shen LY, Le GW. Association between thyroid hormones, lipids and oxidative stress markers in subclinical hypothyroidism. J Med Biochem. J Med Biochem. 2015 July; 34: 323–331. 10.2478/jomb-2014-0044
  10. Li L, Shi YH, Cheng X, Xia S, Cheserek MJ, Le GW. A cell-penetrating peptide analogue, P7, exerts antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli ATCC25922 via penetrating cell membrane and targeting intracellular DNA. Food Chemistry 166. 2015 Jan; 231–239. doi.10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.05.113
  11. Wu GR, Cheserek MJ, Shi YH, Shen LY, Jing Yu, Le GW. Elevated plasma dityrosine in patients with hyperlipidemia compared to healthy individuals. Ann Nutr Metab.2015;66 (1):44-50. doi: 10.1159/000365731
  12. Wu GR, Cheserek MJ, Shi YH, Liu JF, Wang LH, Le GW.  Comparison of serum lipid and protein oxidation products levels in patients with different types of dyslipidemia. Journal of Hygiene Research. 2014 July: 43 (4):529-534https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25199276/
  13. Ntazinda A, Cheserek MJ, Sheng LX, Meng J, Lu RR. Combination effect of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose and soybean soluble polysaccharides on stability of acidified skimmed milk drinks. Dairy Sci. & Technol. 2014 May; 94:283–295.https://doi.org/10.1007/s13594-014-0162-9
  14. Cheserek MJ, Wu GR, Shen LY, Shi YH, Le GW. Evaluation of the relationship between subclinical hypothyroidism and metabolic syndrome components among workers. Int J Occup Environ Med. 2014 April; 27 (2):1 –13.10.2478/s13382-014-0240-5
  15. Cheserek MJ, Wu GR, Shen LY, Shi YH, Le GW. Disparities in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components among University employees by age, gender and occupation. J Clin Diag Res. 2014 Feb; 8 (2):65–69. 10.7860/JCDR/2014/6515.4010
  16. Karangwa E, Raymond LV, Huang M, Cheserek MJ, Hayat K, Savio ND, Am´ed´ee M, Zhang X. Sensory attributes and antioxidant capacity of Maillard reaction products derived from xylose, cysteine and sunflower protein hydrolysate model system. Food Res Int. 2013 Dec; 54:1437–1447.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2013.09.034
  17. Li L, Shi YH, Cheserek MJ, Su GF, Le GW. Antibacterial activity and dual mechanisms of peptide analog derived from cell-penetrating peptide against Salmonella Typhimurium and Streptococcus Pyogenes. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2013 Feb; 97 (4):1711-23. doi: 10.1007/s00253-012-4352-1
  18. Raymond LV, Zhang M, Karangwa E, Cheserek MJ. Mixed noble gas effect on cut green peppers. Int. Agrophys. 2013 Jan; 27:75-79. https://doi.org/10.2478/v10247-012-0070-2
  19. Cheserek MJ, Tuitoek PJ, Waudo JN, Msuya J, Kikafunda JK. Anthropometric characteristics and nutritional status of older adults in Lake Victoria Basin of East Africa: Region, Sex and Age Difference. S Afr J Clin Nutr. 2012 Jan: 25 (2): 67-72.https://doi.org/10.1080/16070658.2012.11734408
  20. Cheserek MJ, Waudo JN, Tuitoek PJ, Msuya J, Kikafunda JK. Nutritional vulnerability of older persons living in urban areas of Lake Victoria Basin in East Africa: A Cross Sectional Survey. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2012; 31:86–96.https://doi.org/10.1080/21551197.2012.64756

Online Learning Materials

  1.  Cheserek, MJ. Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy. E-Learning module, 2020, College of Distance and Open Learning, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.
  2. Cheserek, MJ. Nutrition and HIV. E-Learning module, 2020, College of Distance and Open Learning, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
  3. Cheserek MJ  and Waswa L. Principles of Human Nutrition, E-learning module, 2015, College of Distance and Open Learning, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.
  4. Cheserek MJ and Lukwago B. Introduction to Human Nutrition, e-Learning module. Network on Food and Nutrition Security (ELEFANS project).
  5. Cheserek MJ and Christine K. Dietetics 1 & 2 e learning course. E-Learning Network on Food and Nutrition Security (ELEFANS project)

 Astracts and Conference Proceedings

  1.  Le GW, Cheserek MJ, Shi YH, Wu GR, Shen LY, Sun J, Tang X. Inter-relationship of oxidative stress markers and thyroid hormones in predicting metabolic syndrome in adult men. Ann Nutr Metab. 2013; 63(suppl1): PO1889.
  2. Le GW, Wu GR, Shi YH, J. Sun J. Tang, X, Cheserek MJ. Elevated plasma malondialdehyde and advanced oxidation protein products in adults with dyslipidemia. Ann Nutr Metab. 2013; 63(suppl1): PO1888.
  3. Cheserek MJ, Waudo JN, Tuitoek PJ, Msuya J, Kikafunda JK. Anthropometric characteristics of the elderly people in Lake Victoria Basin of East Africa. Ann Nutr Metab. 2009; 55; 482-482.
  4. Cheserek MJ, Waudo JN, Tuitoek PJ, Msuya J,  Kikafunda JK. Inadequate dietary intake among the elderly in Lake Victoria Basin and their correlation with individual characteristics and health related factors. Ann Nutr Metab. 2009; 55; 639-639.
  5. Cheserek MJ, Tuitoek PJ, Waudo JN, Msuya J, Kikafunda JK. Nutrient intakes and nutritional status of the elderly in Lake Victoria Basin of East Africa. Proceedings of the Second Research Week and International Conference; ARC hotel, Egerton University, Njoro, 2007.

 

CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS

October  2019   

Presented the  paper ‘Potential of sorghum in developing nutritious, healthy and consumer acceptable value-added food products for commercialization by rural women’ at the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) -Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) regional workshop, Accra, Ghana

June 2019

Presented the poster ‘Engagement of rural farming communities to improve young child nutrition through increased utilization of drought tolerant crops: Lessons learnt’, 2019 International Symposium on Global Community-Engaged Learning, Ho, Ghana

August 2018

Panel speaker and presenter of  the paper ‘Metabolic syndrome: Important target for prevention, control and management of cardiovascular diseases, The 1st International Conference on Non-communicable diseases- addressing the challenges of NCDs, reaching SDGs, INES-Ruhengeri, Rwanda

May 2018

Presented the paper, ‘Metabolic syndrome and Thyroid dysfunction: Human studies in China, the Human-Based Research Workshop organized by Quadram Institute of Bioscience, UK at BecA-ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya

Jan/Feb 2018   

Presented a paper on, Smart Food activities in Kenya, Visiting Scientist, Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, UK

April 2018

Panel Speaker in The  Accelerated Value Chain Development Programme Conference- developing value chains to farming as a business with technology and innovations in Kenya, ILRI, Nairobi Campus, Nairobi, Kenya

Nov 2017

Organizer/Participant  in the First National Agri-nutrition conference, KCB Leadership Centre Karen, Nairobi, Kenya

June 2017

Presented the paper ‘Agrobiodiversity and dietary diversity for improved nutritional status of mother-infant dyads in Rongai sub-county, Nakuru, Kenya, Transform Nutrition symposium, Southern Sun Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

March 2016

Presented the paper ‘Cardio-protective effects of Lipoic acid, Quercetin and Resveratrol on oxidative stress related to thyroid hormone alterations in long-term obesity’ ANLP Seminar, March, 2016, Elgro River Lodge, District Potchefstroom, South Africa

June 2015

Presented the Diet therapy course and Introduction to human nutrition Learners modules, ELEFANS project workshop at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

June 2015

Presented the project ‘Agrobiodiversity and dietary diversity for improved nutritional status of mother-infant dyad in Rongai sub-county, Kenya’ to Transform nutrition-IFPRI at the Responsive Window Grantee Symposium, 16 June 2015, Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa

May 2013

Participant in The 10th International Conference on Food Science and Technology (ICFST), “Better Foods, Better Life’’ May 30-31, 2013, Wuxi, China

Oct. 2012

Participant in the International Conference on Nutrigenomics and Metabolic Health, October 15-16 at Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences building, CAS 320 Yue Yang road, Shanghai, China

Nov. 2011

Participant in The 13th Annual Conference of the IELTS test and the TOEFL iBT test, Wuxi, China.

March 2010

Participant in the EDULINK HENNA-Project Curriculum Review Workshop at Egerton University, Kenya

Nov. 2009

Participant in the EDULINK HENNA-Project Workshop at Makerere University, Uganda, to build framework for harmonized curricula in the field of applied human nutrition in East Africa Region.

May 2009

Participant in the EDULINK HENNA-Project Kick-off Workshop at Hawassa University, Ethiopia to lay down the strategies for innovative development and harmonization of Applied Human Nutrition curricula in Eastern Africa Region.

March 2009

Participant in the International Atomic Energy projects Workshop: Managing an Effective Practice both within and without the parent institution, at Kenya Bureau Standards, Nairobi, Kenya.

Nov. 2007

Presented a paper ‘Nutritional vulnerability of the urban elderly in Lake Victoria Basin of East Africa at an International Conference: Ageing in African Cities’, Zomba, Malawi.

Sep. 2007

Participant in the First East African Policy-Research Dialogue on Ageing: Identifying and addressing Key Information gaps, Pan Afric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

Sep.  2007

Participant in the 10th Continuous Nutrition Education Workshop on Nutritional anaemias, FAWE House, Nairobi, Kenya

July 2007

Presented a paper ‘Nutrient intakes and Nutritional status of the elderly in Lake Victoria Basin of East Africa’ at the 2nd International conference and Research week ARC, Hotel, Egerton University, Kenya.

May 2007

Presented a poster ‘Nutritional status and Functional ability of the Elderly in the Lake Victoria Basin’ at the 1st Federation of African Nutrition Societies International Conference: Nutrition Health and Development in Africa: Breaking the downward trend, Ouarzazate , Morocco.

July 2006

Presented a paper ‘Nutrition in meeting the Millennium Development Goals’, Forum for the Development of Science Students Workshop, Egerton University, Kenya.

Nov. 2006

Presented a paper ‘Food Consumption Patterns of the elderly people in Lake Victoria Basin’ at the DAAD regional conference, Nairobi University, Kenya

Nov.  2005

Presented a paper ‘Role of Glutamic and Aspartic amino acids in therapeutic feeding’ Seminar at the Department of Human Nutrition, Egerton University Kenya.

April 2004

Presented a paper ‘gender disparities in Intra-household Food distribution’ at an International Conference on Mainstreaming Gender Issues, ARC Hotel, Egerton University, Kenya.

 

HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS
  1. Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) Collaborative Adaptive Research Grants 2020: $200, 000, World Bank and Government of Kenya.
  2. Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) Collaborative Applied Research Grants 2020: $5000, World Bank and Government of Kenya.
  3. Alliance for African Partnerships (AAP) Travel grant 2019, Michigan State University, USA.
  4. Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) Research Project Grant 2015: $108,806, supported by UKAID, the Department for International Development (DFID) through the Transform Nutrition Research Consortium, led by International Food Policy Research Institute (“IFPRI”).
  5. Presidential Award 2012, Third Prize, School of International Education, Jiangnan University.
  6. Presidential Award 2011, Second Prize, School of International Education, Jiangnan University.
  7. Chinese Government Scholarship, 2010

 

TEACHING AREAS
  1. Macronutrients
  2. Medical Nutrition Therapy
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :

Name: Lesuuda Lmeriae,

Research Topic: Effects of Fermentation on Aflatoxin and Fumonisin in Complementary Foods Prepared From Sorghum Flour (2019-2021), Egerton University, Kenya

 

Name:Elijah Bol Alier

Research Topic: Factors Affecting Implementation of Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition in Twic County, South Sudan (2018-2020), Andrews University, USA

 

Name:Sharon Kemboi
Research Topic: Contribution of Mother/Caregiver’s Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices to Dietary adequacy and Nutritional Status of Children aged 6-23 months in Rongai Sub County, Kenya (2017-2020), Egerton University, Kenya

 

Name:Maureen Gitagia

Research Topic: Contribution of Agro-Biodiversity to Dietary Diversity and Nutritional Status of Women of Reproductive Age in Rongai Sub- County, Kenya (2017-2019), Egerton University, Kenya

 

Name: Lucy Mariera
Research Topic: Development and Evaluation of nutritional and sensory quality of chickpea enriched sorghum-wheat composite bread(2016-2018),  Egerton University, Kenya 

OTHER SOCIETIES
  1. Member, Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute
REFEREES

Prof. Prisca Tuitoek

Professor, Department of Human Nutrition

Egerton University, P.O. Box 536, Egerton, Kenya

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Students' Affairs),

Muranga University of Technology, P.O.BOX 75-10200, Murang'a, Kenya

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Dr. Namukolo Covic

Senior Research Coordinator

Poverty Nutrition and Health Division

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)-Addis Ababa

CGIAR Programme on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

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Dr. Moses Siambi

Consultant, Africa Business and Partnership Development

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT)

Former Regional Directo Eastern and Southern Africa

International Crops Research Institute (ICRISAT)

PO BOX 39063, Nairobi, Kenya

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