The Deputy Vice Chancellor
SHALOM NWODO CHINEDU is a Professor of Biochemistry and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University. He is the immediate past Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies. He had also served in the University as Dean of the College of Science & Technology, Director in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Director of Quality Assurance and Academic Standards, Sub-Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies, Head of the Department of Biological Sciences, and Coordinator of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Programme. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Applied Biochemistry from Anambra University of Technology, Enugu (Now, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT) and a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Benin in 1986 and 1988 respectively. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos.
Professor Chinedu, a seasoned academic and researcher, has been actively engaged in teaching, research, mentoring, and community service in the University since 1992. He has supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and theses and made breakthrough contributions in the area of solid waste bioconversion, cellulolytic enzyme production, and characterization of African protein sweeteners. His research findings in such areas as natural antimicrobials, body weights and health implications, and African food plants of medicinal value have been presented on several public and global health platforms.
Professor Chinedu is the leader of “Covenant University Public Health and Well-being Research Group (CUPHWERG), an interdisciplinary research cluster, working with local Council authorities to raise the health and living standards of local communities. CUPHWERG has, through vibrant, life-applicable research and services in the area of public health and nutrition, impacted communities and assisted local health authorities and PHCs to improve healthcare delivery services to the people. The group’s current efforts are targeted at reducing child & maternal mortality, nutritional- & body weight-related health problems, and cosmetic-induced skin diseases. The group is also involved in consultative and collaborative activities with several health agencies, food, drug and cosmetic industries.
Professor Chinedu belongs to several professional bodies and has published several research articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals and presented papers at local and international conferences/symposia. Read more