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Lawrence Nnyanzi

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Dr Lawrence Nnyanzi

Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Life Sciences

What area does your research focus on?

My research focuses on public health, I am particularly interested in universal approaches for preventing childhood obesity, co-morbidities of childhood obesity, digital health interventions, oral/dental public health, sexual and reproductive health, multimorbidity, disease surveillance and monitoring, emergency preparedness, global health, non-communicable diseases epidemiology and public health research methodology.

What are the other key aspects of your role?

I am the programme Director for the Doctorate in Public Health course at Teesside University. I am guest editor of the special issue entitled “Oral Health in the Global South” in Oral (MDPI)—an international medical and health journal in the field of oral health and dentistry. I am the patron of the TU Health Students Research Network and the TU Public health Society.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work I enjoy spending time fundraising for charitable organisations. I enjoy playing volleyball, DJing music and boxing.

What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?
  • I can offer support to the mentee to develop the skill set necessary to succeed as a researcher.
  • I can motivate the mentee to rise above the structural challenges, to develop the resilience necessary to make a real impact as a researcher.