Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Ezekiel (Uba) Nwose

Dr Ezekiel (Uba) Nwose

PhD, MSC Biochemistry, BSc Medical Laboratory Technology, Dip Management, Dip Counselling, Grad Cert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, CSci, FIBMS, MAIMS

Dr Ezekiel Uba Nwose is a research professor, a professional medical scientist and public health epidemiologist. He has a BSc (Hons) in Medical Laboratory Technology (UniCal-Nigeria), a MSc Biochemistry (UniBen-Nigeria); and a PhD from School of Community Health, here at Charles Sturt University.

Professionally, Uba is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (FIBMS) London, member of Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (MAIMS), member of Australian Epidemiological Association (AEA), International Epidemiological Association (IEA), Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA), Nutritional Society of Australia (NSA), and Public Health Association Australia (PHAA).

He has over 25 years experience in teaching, research, community health promotion & clinical works from across Nigeria, Kuwait and Australia.

His research revolves around translational clinical science. He coordinates international research involving collaborators from Australia, Nigeria, UK and United States. He has been;

  1. Professorial Fellow: School of Clinical & Psychological Sciences, Charles Darwin University Australia
  2. Visiting Professor: Department of Public & Community Health. Novena University Nigeria (ongoing)
  3. Executive Director: Global Medical Research & Development Organization (ongoing)

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Teaching

Uba's Teaching experience includes:

  • Clinical Biochemistry: Development and delivery of practical (PHA311, CDU)
  • Haematology: Development and delivery of lectures & practical (MLS201, CDU)
  • Human Physiology: Review and delivery of lectures & practical (BMS161 & 162, CSU)
  • Human Bioscience: Review and delivery of lecture & practical (BMS222, CSU)
  • Neuroscience for Health practice: Review and delivery of lecture & tutorial (BMS255, CSU)
  • Nutritional Physiology: Review and delivery of lecture & practical (BMS233, CSU)
  • Pathology: Development and delivery of lectures & practical (MLS300, CDU)
  • Pathophysiology: Review and delivery of lectures & practical (BMS192, CSU)
  • Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals: Review and delivery of lecture & practical (BMS263, CSU)
  • Transfusion Medicine: Development and delivery of lectures & practical (MLS301, CDU)

Subjects coordinated

  • BMS 161: Health & the human body parts 1 – including immunology and infection control
  • BMS 162: Health & the human body parts 2 – systemic physiology
  • BMS 255: Neuroscience for Health practice
  • BMS 263: Pharmacology for allied health professionals

Innovations in Teaching

1. Certificate of appreciation
i. Awarder Institution/Organization – Charles Sturt University, Australia.
ii. Occasion/Reason for award – In recognition of contribution at the Faculty of Science HDR & Honours Symposium
iii. Date of award – July 2015

2. Appreciation
i. Awarder Institution/Organization – School of Community Health, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
ii. Occasion/Reason for award – Morning Tea//Support of students and contribution to teaching
iii. Date of award – 27 November 2008

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Research and Publications

Ongoing Research interests/projects – Translational Biomedical Research Initiative
  1. Cardiovascular risk assessment & support techniques: encompassing
    1. Public health screening of chronic diseases in Nigeria – under the aegis of GMRDO    with established hospital facilities as collaborative research base for metropolitan and rural settings.
    2. Prediabetes and cardiovascular complications studies (PACCS) – the hypothesis, overview and some associated preliminary reports for the research is already published as listed under publications. Ongoing work includes establishment of diabetes register, peer-education, and physical activities of daily living ( ADL) amongst others
    3. Whole blood viscosity issues – the focus on this work is to elucidate the usefulness of a known, but sub-optimally utilized, specific index of vasculopathy.
  2. Oxidative stress research: now extending the research into
    1. Anatomical pathology perspective – histological effects of excessive consumption antioxidant food & herbs. This is focused on presenting the downside of antioxidants.
    2. Nutrition – Advancing on dietary options & food choices, this is extending to medical nutrition therapy (MNT) e.g. in diabetes self-management and the recent COVID19
    3. Laboratory tests – elucidating feasible translation of research into clinical practice; and adoption of biomarkers that are accessible in rural communities
  3. Health promotion including the research triangle (behavioural, biomedical and health)
    1. Program planning & evaluation, especially primary healthcare (PHC) and OHS
    2. Maternal & child health (MCH)
    3. Early marriage/motherhood and associated health issues
    4. Chronic disease management by clinical laboratory methods

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Community Engagement

Uba is actively engaged with:

  1. African-Australian communities - Australia and Nigeria
  2. Professional associations – Australia and internationally
  3. NSW Western Health Research Network (WHRN) including
  4. The Wellness Centre, Orange - research collaboration
  5. Global Medical Research & Development Organization
  6. Royal Flying Doctors Service Australia – research collaboration
  7. International Diabetes Federation – BRIDGES2 funded research grant
Memberships
  1. Institute of Biomedical Science, (IBMS) London – Fellow and Chartered
  2. Australian Institute of Medical Scientists – MAIMS
  3. Australia Epidemiological Association (AEA)
  4. International Epidemiological Association (IEA)
  5. Nutritional Society of Australia (NSA)
  6. Public Health Association Australasia/International

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