Dr Kunadu Angela Parry-Hanson

Senior Lecturer, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana.


Dr Kunadu Angela Parry-Hanson a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana.

She earned her PhD in Food Science from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and did her postdoctoral research at the same University. She also did a 6 months postdoctoral fellowship at the Veterinary Medicine Department, University of Cambridge, UK, where she characterized bacteria from dairy products in Ghana using Illumina Whole Genome Sequencing and Bioinformatic tools. She has several refereed publications and presented at several international conferences including her presentation on "Aligning national food safety policy to enhance food security" at the International Forum on Food Safety and Trade organized by the World Trade Organization, World Health Organization and The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in April, 2019.

Her research interests are in the field of food microbiology, particularly improving microbiological quality and safety of foods, microbial adaptation in food environments and risk assessments of foodborne hazards. She has rich experience in implementation, training and troubleshooting quality management, quality assurance and food safety systems in food production plants in West Africa.

In addition, she has facilitated several trainings of informal smallholder farmers and processors, food handlers and regulators in food hygiene, food safety management and food preservation technologies. She is a 2015 African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellow, the 1st Vice of the Ghanaian Women in Agricultural Research and Development (GhaWARD), and a 2016 Cambridge Africa Research Excellence (CAPREx) Fellow.

She is a member of the National Codex sub-committee on Food Hygiene and the National Committee for Microbiological Specifications of Foods in Ghana.

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