Dr Paul Amuna

Role: 
Committee Member (Africa)
Organisation: 
University of Greenwich

Paul Amuna, MB ChB (MD); M.Med Sci; RNutr; FRSM is a medical doctor by training, a consultant in international nutrition and public health and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has over two decades of pedagogical experience and has been involved in training and capacity building in four United Kingdom (UK) Universities and worked as an external expert in a number of institutions in Europe, Africa and The Middle East. He serves on a number of boards and committees and is a Trustee of the Nutrition Society, the Learned Society for Nutrition in the UK and Ireland on which he chairs the International Affairs Committee. He is also a Trustee of the African Nutrition Society (ANS) in charge of Scientific Programmes. He also served as a Board Member of the Association for Nutrition (AfN), the professional accreditation organisation for nutritionists in the UK and Ireland from 2007 to 2013. Paul has a passion for education, training and capacity building in health and nutrition; and has undertaken research and made presentations on the subject at international conferences. He is an Advisor to the FAO on a new training module on professional training in nutrition education for Africa (ENACT). He has also been involved with WHO-AFRO on implementing tools for the management of nutritional problems in Africa including severe acute malnutrition.  He has previously served on the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Task Force (Civil Society). He has particular interest in harmonisation of standards in education and training of nutritionists and workforce capacity building in developing countries to support the health sector in SUN Interventions. Paul is Principal Lecturer at the University of Greenwich in the UK where he has designed undergraduate and postgraduate training curricula and patientcentred educational tools for management of nutrition-related non-communicable disease as well as Taylor-Made continuing development courses for field workers and health professionals in developing countries. He is currently on Sabbatical at the Research Section of the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) in Qatar where he is also faculty member and Nutritional Medicine Module Leader on the Postgraduate Community Medicine Residency Programme for Medical Specialists.