Dr Reginald Adjetey Annan is senior lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, KNUST, with a doctorate degree in human nutrition and a masters degree in public health nutrition both from the University of Southampton, UK, and over 15 years of experience working in various areas of nutrition; lecturing, research and nutrition programme/project management. His research areas encompass building capacity for prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition in infantnts and young children, investigating obesogenic and unhealthy food environment and systems through emperical research and addressing public health policy levers to address these issues. This feeds into a larger research area which seeks to provide a better insight into the epidemiology of nutrition-related Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and interventions to prevent/mange NCDs. He has also investigated the relationship between nutrition, physical fitness, cognition and household socio-economic status among school-aged children and opportunities to intervene, and implemented research and interventions to improve nutrition and health of pregnant women, mothers and under-five years old children.
He has consulted for Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Forum and Medicins Sans Frontiere (MSF) on various nutrition project/programmes, and served on several expert committees and boards, including the Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS), eNutrition Academy (eNA), and World Public Health Nutrition Association. He is currently the secretary for the Ghana Nutrition Association.