Staff: Food Science and Nutrition

Dr. Desmond Tichaona Mugadza

Chairperson

Research Interests

  • Food Safety and Microbiology
  • Quality and Food Safety Management Systems
  • Risk Analysis
  • Dairy Sciences
  • New Product Development

Dr Talknice Z. Jombo

Research Interests:

  • Cereals and legumes
  • Hard to cook defect in legumes
  • Dairy science and processing
  • Nutrition in edible Insects 
  • Food systems

Mrs Benhilda Wekwete

Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Nutrition education /BCC ;
  • Nutrition education as part of nutrition policy  implementation;
  • Zimbabwe Food and Nutrition Security Policy interpretation and implementation;
  • Analysis and improving dietary practices in pregnant women;

Mr Amiel Mugari

Lecturer

Research interests

  • Sensory science,
  • Food chemistry and analysis,
  • Food engineering, Food product development

Mrs Julien Serere Harusekwi

Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Nutrition and HIV and Food related issues
  • Food safety
  • Product development
  • Food Security, Maternal and Child nutrition.

Mrs Isabel Anesu Matiringe

Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Food safety

Ms Ropafadzo S Tshalibe

Research Interest: Food science and nutritionist, specialising in Nutritional assessment and surveillance. Has worked on assessment and surveillance projects with emphasises on adolescent and infant nutrition and product development to curb protein energy malnutrition. Is pursuing a PhD in mycotoxin exposure in relation to infant growth and cognitive development. Also interested in Herbal Medicine research. Has vast experience in opaque beer brewing.

Ms Nomagugu Ndlovu

Lecturer                     

Research Interests:

  • Food Nutrition and Health

Mrs Patience Marume

Lecturer   

Research Interests:

  • Food Handling Practices of Food Services Establishments.