Prof. (Mrs.) Ibok Nsa Oduro


Dept: Food Science and Technology
College of Science Complex Building, Third Floor, TF 9

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Research Areas/Interests

Development and Product Diversification of Underutilized Crops, Perishable Crops Processing, Food Compostional Studies, Traditional...~more

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Professional/Teaching Experience

  • i.            Relevant Employment Experience

    1996 – Date       Lecturer – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

    1992                 Research Fellow – Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana

    1988 – 1991      Research Assistant – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria

    ii.            Academic Ranks

    2011 – Date      Professor – Department of Food Science and Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and  Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

    2006 – 2011      Associate Professor – Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology/Food Science and Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

    2000 – 2006      Senior lecturer – Department of Biochemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

    1996 – 2000      Lecturer – Department of Biochemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

    iii.            Additional Professional Qualifications

    1. Certificate in Executive Leadership Development. KNUST via KNUST E-Learning Centre. May 2023.  
    2. Workshop on Validation and Institutionalization of the Champion for Change Leadership Course into University Curriculum KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana. 23rd – 24th October 2018.
    3. Executive Programme in Entrepreneurial University Transformation at Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands. September 26 – 30, 2016.
    4. Certificate on Women’s Leadership and Management course by African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), Nairobi, Kenya. August 19-25, 2012.
    5. Certificate on Business Skills and leadership Training – Seeding Labs, USA. 2011.
    6. Certificate on Management Development – AAU Management Development Workshop (MADEV) University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana. May 24-June 4, 2010.
    7. Certificate on Strategies for Planning, Management and Communicating Research: Strategies for Planning, Managing and Communicating Food and Nutrition Research Workshop. Department of Nutrition and Food Science – University of Ghana Legon, Accra. June 11-15, 2007.


    iv.            Students Project Supervision

    Research output is essential to knowledge construction with the ultimate impact of ensuring societal change or development. Since 1996, I have supervised and guided over 210 students at the undergraduate level in B.Sc. Biochemistry and Food Science & Technology as well as 70 postgraduate research projects at the MSc / MPhil level in Food Science & Technology and Nutrition & Dietetics; co-supervised 18 PhD students in Food Science & Technology, KNUST. These have resulted in the production of thesis reports/dissertations, manuals, conference articles and journal articles.

    v.            Membership of Professional Bodies

    1. Current
      1. Executive Member, Ghana Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (GhaFoST); 2023-Date
      2. Fellow, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing world (OWSD); 2018 - Date
      3. Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Ghana (WiSTEMGH); 2018 - Date
      4. Fellow, African Scientific Institute (ASI); 2015 – Date
      5. Member, Ghana Science Association (GSA); 1996 – Date
      6. Member, International Leadership Foundation; 2007 – Date
    2.  Past
      1. Member, Ghana Chemical Society (GCS); 1996 – 2010
      2. Member, Ghana Institute of Horticulturists (GhIH); 2005 – 2010
      3. Member, Ghana Nutrition Association (GNA); 2008 – 2014
      4. Member, Institute of Food Technology (IFT); 2010 – 2015
      5. Member, International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES); 2002 – 2005
      6. Member, International Society of Tropical Root Crops – Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB); 2010 – 2015
      7. Member, International Society of Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC); 2009 – 2015

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