Faustina Dufie Wireko-Manu (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Food Science and Technology in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. She holds Ph.D and MSc degrees in Food Science and Technology from KNUST, and BSc (Honours) in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Ghana, Legon. She has certificates in Applied HACCP and Sensory Evaluation from the Royal Institute of Public Health and Institute of Food Science and Technology Trust Fund (IFST) respectively in UK.
Dr. Wireko-Manu teaches food science and nutrition related courses and has keen interest in postharvest technology related research (functional and nutritional studies, product development and food product quality studies - sensory and safety) on locally available food crops, with the ultimate aim of adding value to promote sustainable utilization for better nutrition/health, job and wealth creation.
She previously worked at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria as an Associate Professional Officer and Assistant Research Scientist at Crops Research Institute of the CSIR, Ghana. She has had the privilege of working on many projects with sponsorship from ENI-Ghana, Bill and Melinda Gate, IFAD, DANIDA, AUSAID and the Netherlands Government. Dr Wireko-Manu has published 36 peer reviewed articles in recognised journals; 5 book chapters and close to 70 conference proceedings, abstracts and posters.
Dr Wireko-Manu is a former Head of Department, a member of Council of Convocation at KNUST, a member of Technical Advisory Committee on Nutrition at Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and Academic Programs Assessor for National Accreditation Board in Ghana. She is a member of the following associations: ISTRC-Africa and World branch, Ghana Science Association and Ghana Nutrition Association (Gnuta), a former IFT member and Fellow of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), Agropolis Fondation, France and Australia Award Fellowship