Dr Antoinette Anim-Jnr is a Lecturer at the Department of Animal Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. She holds a BSc in Agriculture from KNUST, an MSc in Meat Science and Technology from the University of Bristol, UK, and a PhD in Animal Science from Massey University, New Zealand. She is a passionate researcher with interest in Animal Nutrition and Meat Science. Her research focuses on exploring locally available underutilised non-conventional feed resources to promote sustainable animal production, food and nutrition security, and the socio-economic well-being of livestock farmers. Antoinette aspires to become an important contributor in the African meat industry value chains through the provision of knowledge, experience and technical support.
With exceptional cognitive ability and passion for research, she has won national and international awards that promote academic excellence and cutting-edge research. These include the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, Gravida Doctoral Scholarship and Massey University’s ‘List of Exceptional Theses’. Dr Anim-Jnr has good exposure to the international research community, having worked at the International Sheep Research Centre, New Zealand, as part of her PhD.
She is an active member of many professional bodies, including the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Ghana (WiSTEM Gh) and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD). She is currently the Kumasi Branch President of the Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni, Ghana (CoSFAG). Antoinette enjoys mentoring young women Agriculturists.