Nutrition & Food Systems Specialist
Gloria Adobea Odei Obeng-Amoako works as a Nutrition and Food Systems Specialist on the Impact on Infrastructure on Nutritious Diet, Women Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality (IINDWEEGE) research project funded by the BMGF. She holds PhD Health Sciences (Makerere University), M.Phil. International Community Health (University of Oslo), B.Sc. Nutrition and Food Science (University of Ghana) and Certificate in Health in Emergency in Large Population (HELP) programming (Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Bloomberg). Gloria has over 15 years’ specialist skills in providing technical support, coordination, managing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge transfer and management of nutrition and public health programs in multi-cultural environment both at the national, international levels and in academia. Gloria worked with ICED as a Postdoc Research Fellow, UNICEF Ghana as a Nutrition Officer, Plan International, Ghana as a Health Advisor, International Needs Ghana as a Health and Longevity Programme Manager and a part-time lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. She also worked as a field anthropometrist on a WHO project, the Multi- Centre Growth Reference Study with the University of Ghana, Legon site and the Norwegian site in Oslo, Norway. She has worked as a consultant on analysis of treatment outcomes of children with severe underweight and concurrent wasting and stunting in feeding programmes for Action Against Hunger (ACF) USA and Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN), UK. She was also a consultant with HERA Belgium (https://www.hera.eu) on Adolescent Situation Analysis for UNICEF Ghana and a co-consultant for Landscape analysis on nutrition multisectoral approaches in Ghana for USAID-JSI Advancing Nutrition. Her field of expertise lies in evidence synthesis and evidence gap map, public health nutrition, food systems and epidemiological research. Gloria has work experience in Ghana, Norway, and Uganda.