Zakia Abdul-Haq

School of Health and Related Research

PhD student
+44 114 222 6389

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Zakia Abdul-Haq
School of Health and Related Research
Room 214
West Court
2 Mappin Street
S1 4DT

I joined the University of Sheffield in September 2016, as a PhD student at the School of Health and Related Research, Section of Public Health. My research area lies within the broad scope of Nutrition transition.

Prior to starting my PhD, I worked as a Nutritionist with the Ghana Health Service, Ridge Regional Hospital. I was involved in monitoring the nutritional status of the inhabitance of the Osu Klottey metropolis in Accra, Ghana.

My main focus was on nutrition education, counselling, micronutrient supplementation and community malnutrition programs.

Research interests
  • Nutrition transition in developing countries
  • Classification of “unhealthy” and “healthy” foods to develop Food Base Dietary Guidelines in African Context.
  • Diet and chronic non-communicable disease in developing countries
  • Breast feeding and complimentary feeding
  • Nutrition in the Elderly
  • Food and nutrition security
Research group


Professor Michelle Holdsworth and Dr Vanessa Halliday

Professional activities and memberships

Member of Ghana Nutrition Association and United Kingdom (UK) Voluntary Register of Nutritionist.