Head of Research Section
Primary Health Care Corporation
Dr Paul Amuna (MD; M.Med Sci; PGCHE; RNutr; FRSM) is a physician scientist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and consultant in international nutrition and public health. He is Honorary Principal Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom. A graduate of the University of Sheffield UK, he has over two decades of experience in training and capacity building in four UK Universities and external expert in institutions in Europe, Africa and The Middle East. He is Subject Reviewer and External PhD Examiner to a number of Universities in the UK (and other countries) including The Russell Group. He serves on a number of international boards and committees and has participated on Expert Scientific Panels in the European Union, Africa and the United Nations. He is a Trustee and Chairs the International Affairs Committee of the Nutrition Society of the UK and Ireland. He is also a Trustee of the African Nutrition Society (ANS) and Chairs its International Scientific Committee. He also served as Board Member of the Association for Nutrition (AfN), the professional accreditation organisation for nutritionists in the UK and Ireland from 2007 to 2013. He is currently Board Member of the e-Nutrition Academy (eNA), an international multi-stakeholder technology platform to support nutrition workforce training in developing countries. He is Advisor to the FAO of the United Nations on professional training in nutrition education (ENACT). He has also worked with WHO-AFRO on implementing tools for the management of chronic disease. His research interests include links between maternal health and wellbeing and inter-generational risks of chronic disease and the nutrition transition. He has led research in the GCC on Diabetes patient education and clinical outcomes (Qatar); and on risk factors for childhood obesity and chronic disease (Kuwait). At PHCC, he provides strategic leadership for primary care research, coordinating research priorities and training for staff and promotes partnerships and collaborative research within the Academic Health System. He is also involved in scientific reviews, developing policy documents and providing technical support for scientific audits and institutional reviews. Paul is a faculty member for the Postgraduate Family, and Community Medicine Residency Programmes. He is a member of the Qatar National Diabetes sub-Committee on research and the National Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Screening Technical Expert Group.