Dr. Keiron Audain was born in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to the UK in 2002 where he was trained as a Pharmaceutical Chemist at Queen Mary University of London. He then received an MSc in Virology from Imperial College London, where he worked on HIV vaccine development. He later shifted his focus to Nutrition and Health, and moved to South Africa where he completed a research project on the interactions between mycotoxins and medicinal plants commonly consumed in South Africa. He went on to complete a PhD in Human Nutrition at University of KwaZulu Natal, which focused on the disparities in adolescent nutritional status, food frequency and nutritional knowledge, based on their socioeconomic status. His research areas primarily lie in Nutrition, Agriculture, and Public Health-related topics affecting Sub-Saharan Africa and the developing world. He is an active member of the African Nutrition Society and is a sub-editor of the society’s publication African Nutrition Matters. He is a member of the editorial board of the Central African Journal of Public Heath, and on the reviewer board of several nutrition journals. He also writes a blog on food, nutrition and sustainable development at www.provelopment.wordpress.com. His primary research interests include nutrition and HIV/AIDS, global food systems, food safety, malnutrition (underweight and obesity), Non-communicable diseases and public health.
Nutrition, Agriculture and Public Health.