About me

Dr Teddy is a Senior Lecturer in Global Public Health Nutrition at the University of Westminster and module leader for the postgraduate modules - Concept and Principles of Human Nutrition; Research Method for Health Sciences I" and "Research Methods II & Research Project for Health Sciences. He teaches on both the MSc and BSc programmes in food, nutrition and public health. Dr Teddy completed his master’s degree in agriculture (world animal production) / food security and his PhD and a post-doctoral position in public health nutrition focusing on the role of micronutrients on carbohydrate metabolism, glycaemic control and energy expenditure with special reference to type 2 diabetes and obesity. He also studied the role of gastrointestinal tube feeding on the health of children with severe neurological impairment and consequent oral motor dysfunction while based at the John Radcliffe Hospital at the University of Oxford. He has over 18 years’ international academic experience.  

Dr Teddy has published in international peer review journals and presented at numerous international conferences. He has conducted, co-ordinated and directed research and projects on behalf of charitable organisations (third sector), the private sector and government agencies (public sector). Dr Teddy has engaged with key public health stakeholders and policy-makers nationally and internationally in both developing and developed countries. He was a member of the recent United Nations joint FAO/UNICEF/IFAD/WHO/WFP high level political forum on the state of food security and nutrition in the world.  He is a special advisor to the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia on all aspects relating to public health, nutrition and food. He is also the academic liaison tutor in Global Public Health between the University of Westminster and the Westminster International University in Tashkent - Uzbekistan. 

He is currently directing a research project looking at the effect of an integrated control trial, featuring preventative chemotherapy, sanitation, health and nutrition on the prevention and management of soil-transmitted helminth infections with reference to iron deficiency anaemia and economic prosperity. His work has led him to become a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition. He is a reviewer for the British medical journal-case study and has been CEO for Apricot Health, which advised industry on food innovation and public health nutrition. Dr Teddy speaks Italian, Amharic, French with some facility to Spanish. He has served on the board of the UK Welsh Refugee Council as Director and as cofounder and Chair of Oxpens charity.

Teaching

Senior Lecturer in MSc Global Public Health Nutrition 

Module leader for: 

- (MSc) Concept and Principles of Human Nutrition

- (MSc) Research Method I for Health Sciences 

- (MSc) Research Method II & Research Project for Health Sciences

 I teach on both the MSc and the BSc programmes in the area of food, nutrition and public health

Research

The effect of an integrated control trial, (featuring preventative chemotherapy, sanitation, health and nutrition) on the prevention and management of hookworm infection with special reference to IDA and economic prosperity. 

The impact of dietary minerals on energy expenditure and insulin secretion with reference to postprandial blood glucose management in diabetics & non-diabetics and energy regulation in obese and non-obese individuals.