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Programmes Offered

  • BSc Honours Food Science and Technology

This programme is offered to applicants with a pass in ‘A’ level Chemistry and any two of the following subjects; Biology, Mathematics and Physics. These graduates can further enroll for postgraduate degrees in Food Science and Technology. Read More...

  • BSc Honours Nutrition

The four year degree programme in the Department of Food Nutrition and Family Sciences in the Faculty of Science  is offered to applicants with a pass in “A” Level Chemistry and any two of the following: Biology, Physics and Mathematics. Read More...

Staff

FOOD SCIENCE DIVISION

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Batsirai Chipurura

Qualifications: DPhil (2017), Food Science and Technology, UZ; Master of Philosophy, (2011),  Food Science and Technology; BSc Special Honours in Food Science, (2004),UZ; BSc Food Science and Technology ,(2001), UZ.

Area of Specialisation: Bioactive compounds in Foods, Nutritional composition of indigenous foods, Food product development, Food toxicology

Phone: 303211 Extension 15595/15596

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Senior Lecturer

Dr C. Benhura

Qualifications: PhD in Food Science and Technology, (2016),University of Zimbabwe; MSc in Analytical Chemistry,(1997) , University of Zimbabwe; BSc in Chemistry and Biochemistry, (1990), University of Zimbabwe

Areas of Specialisation: Water quality, Food quality management, Development of food products from fruits and cereals, Food chemistry, Food legislation.

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Senior Lecturer

Dr L.K. Nyanga

Qualifications: PhD Food Science, (2006 – 2012), Wageningen University, The Netherlands; MSc Biotechnology, (1997-1998),University of Zimbabwe; BSc Honours Nutritional Biochemistry, (1994-1996),University of Zimbabwe

Area of Speciatisation: Food Microbiology, Food Safety, Food Product Development, Public Health Nutrition, Traditional and Indigenous Foods

Phone: 303211 Extension 15590

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Senior Lecturer

Dr E. Guchu

Qualifications: PhD, Chemistry 2005, University Castille-La Mancha, Spain; MSc Degree in Food Science and Technology, 2001, University Castille-La Mancha, Spain; BSc Degree in Food Science and Technology, 2001, University Castille-La Mancha, Spain; Graduate Certificate in Education 1993, University of Zimbabwe; BSc Science General, (Majoring in Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry) 1989, University of Zimbabwe

Area of Specialisation: Food Science and Nutrition, Food Technology, Food Chemistry, Food Analysis, Food Toxicology, Dairy products

Phone: 303211 Extension 15594

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Lecturer

Mr E. Chifamba

Qualifications: B.Sc. Biology and Biochemistry (Hons), (1994), NUST Research project: ‘isolation of phychrotrophic bacteria in milk at DZL- Harare Dairy’; BSc. Biotechnology, (1995), University of Zimbabwe; BSc. Research Dairy Technology, (1996) (AZU) Utrecht University - Netherlands.MBA, (2004)Midlands State University. Research project: ‘An investigation into the factors affecting milk production in Zimbabwe; Certificate in lead quality auditing, (2001) (Geneva, Switzerland); Diploma in Cleaner Production, (2009) , Queensland University- Australia; Certificate in Training of Trainers – Kenya Institute of management – (2010), Nairobi –Kenya; PhD student in Dairy Technology, (2013-to present),University of Zimbabwe

Area of Specialisation: Dairy Technology

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Lecturer

Mr P. Ngwenyama

Qualifications: PhD student,  Post Harvest Science and Technology, University of Zimbabwe; MSc Fod Science, (2014-2015), National University of Ireland; BSc Food Science and Technology, (2004-2007), University of Zimbabwe

Area of Specialisation: Postharvest  Nutrition Losses

Phone: 303211 Extension 15067

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NUTRITION DIVISION

 

Senior Lecturer

Dr S. Nyagura

Qualifications: DPhil, (2000), Child Development; MSc  (Home economics) Child Development, (1986), Southern Illinois University, Carbondle, IL, USA; BSc Home Economics, (1985), Southern Illinois University, Carbondle, IL, USA; Secondary School teachers’ Certificate Home Economics, (1979) Gweru Teachers’ College

Area of Specialisation: Child Development, Family Sciences, Nutrition and Health

Phone: 303211 Extension 15595

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Senior Lecturer

Dr T. Matsungo

Qualifications: PhD in Nutrition, (Jan 2013- Sept 2016), Area(s), Maternal, Infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN), North-West University, South Africa Thesis: Efficacy of lipid nutrient supplements on growth and micronutrient status in infants; Phil in Human Physiology (2010), University of Zimbabwe Thesis: Neonatal and Early postnatal effects of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and soy Isoflavones on obesity and associated complications in Sprague-Dawley rats; BSc in Nutrition, (2004), University of Zimbabwe, Awarded Degree with Merit and University Book Price

Area of Specialisation: Stunting and micronutrient deficiencies, Nutrition sensitive agriculture and biofortification, Traditional food systems and diversified diets, Nutrition transition and non communicable diseases (NCDs)

Phone: 303211 Extension 15595

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Senior Lecturer

Dr P. Chopera

Qualifications: PhD Nutrition (Public Health nutrition),January 2011-May 2016,Wageningen University and Research Centre in collaboration with Eth Zurich Effectiveness of Zinc fortified drinking water on zinc intake, status and morbidity of rural Kenyan preschool children.; MSc Nutrition and Health (specialization Public Health Nutrition) August 2008 - August 2010, Wageningen University and Research Center – Netherlands; Public Health Nutrition, Advanced statistics, Data Analysis, Exposure Assessment, Nutritional Epidemiology.; Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation for Impact Assessment, (April 2009),Wageningen University and Research Centre-Netherlands; BSc Nutrition Science,( August  2000- September 2003) University of Zimbabwe,Nutrition Assessment and Surveillance, Nutrition Epidemiology, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Statistics, Public Health Nutrition

Area of Specialisation: Quantifying and evaluating dietary intake, Micronutrients and health, Food Security, Public Health Nutrition

Phone: 303211 Extension 15598

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Lecturer

Mrs NGT Mushonga

Qualifications: DPhil student in Child Nutrition, (2012)-present University of Zimbabwe; Graduate Certificate of Education, ( 1980), University of Zimbabwe; MSc Home Economics Food and Nutrition, (1978) California State University, Fresno, U.S.A.; BSc. Biology, (1975) University California State Polytechnic, University Pomona,USA

Area of Specialisation: Paediatric Nutrition

Phone: 303211 Extension 15067

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TECHNICAL AND CLERICAL STAFF

Chief Secretary

Mrs J.M Charangwa

Phone: 303211 extension 15595

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Information and Office Manager

Ms G. Mawarire

Phone : 303211 extension 15595

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LABORATORY TECHNICAL STAFF

Chief Technician

Mr Power Ernest Gombiro 

Qualifications: Masters in Food Science Processing Systems and Technology, (UZ); Masters in Food Science and Nutrition, (MSU); Tech honours in Food Science and Technology, (NUST)

Phone : 303211 Extension 15597

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Senior Technician

Mr E. Nyatanga 

Phone : 303211 Extension 15103

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Technician

Mr H. Mtopamuchemwa

Phone : 303211 Extension 15103

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Technical Assistant

Mrs P. Gowe

Phone : 303211 Extension 15103

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Supporting Staff

Mr L. Mushonga

Phone : 303211 Extension 15103

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