Dr. Denis Male
Dr. Denis Male is a Lecturer at the Department of Food Technology and Nutrition, Makerere University. He was a pioneer Norman Borlaug Higher Education in Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Scholar at Michigan State University, USA where he earned a PhD in Food Science and Environmental Toxicology. Dr. Male completed a postdoctoral fellowship under the Tobacco Control Capacity Programme (TCCP) led by the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Dr. Male’s research employs both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to examine the global burden of non-communicable diseases, the impact of xenobiotics on human and animal health, tobacco control, and how different policy instruments can be utilized to improve food and environmental safety. Recently, Dr. Male received a Bioinnovate Africa Award to investigate the potential use of lactic acid bacteria to decontaminate peanuts in East Africa.
He has authored several research articles on food safety regulation, and tobacco control topics including WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3, smokeless tobacco, and health warnings. He has taught a number of graduate and undergraduate courses including: FSM7101 Food Risk Analysis, FSM7201 Food Toxicity and Allergenicity, FST4102 Dairy Science and Technology, FST3302 Food Science Special Projects, HMN3201 Food Nutrition and HIV/AIDS, and HMN3205 Nutrition Education. Dr. Male has also participated in the review of the Bachelor of Food Science and Technology, Bachelor of Human Nutrition, and Masters of Applied Human Nutrition academic curricula at Makerere University.
Currently, He serves as an expert adviser and Chair of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards’ (UNBS) technical committee on tobacco and related products, Co-Chair of the UNBS technical committee on food additives and contaminants, and he is a member of the National Tobacco Control Forum. Dr. Male is a passionate researcher and innovator looking to collaborate with teams across the globe.
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