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Dr Delia Ojinnaka

Dr Delia Ojinnaka

ojinnad@lsbu.ac.uk

National Bakery School

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I am an Associate Professor of Food Science at London South Bank University, a Visiting Professor in Life Sciences, at Univ. Politècnica de València, Spain, Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a chartered scientist. I am also an assessor for IFST accreditation, a conciliator, a higher education academy mentor and reviewer.

My expertise and research interests are in food legislation, analysis and sustainability. I was the Course Director of the MSc Food Safety and Control (2006 - 2020) and the LSBU Coordinator International MSC food management and safety (2006 -2016).

Non- teaching activities

2021 External Reviewer for Foundation Degree (Science) Bakery and Patisserie Technology at City of Wolverhampton College/ University of Wolverhampton

2015- date IFST Accreditation Assessor

2015 -date Paper reviewer for the Elsevier publication, ‘Food Control’

2016 -date Editorial Board Member of Madridge Journal of Food Technology

2017 External Reviewer for MSc Food Technology for Industry at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales.

2016 Panellist at the Waterloo Food Festival Talks and Lectures

2016 Member IFST Publication Committee

2015 Presenter at NZIFST International Opportunities 2015, sponsored by the UK Science and innovation network

2015- 2019 UCU Women Members Standing Committee (WMSC)

2015 (May) -2015 (December) Food Quality Adviser (UIFSM / the Soil Association).

2015 External Examiner (PhD) University of Leeds

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Caroline Rukshini JeevachandranDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Oluwaseun ObasaDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Ms Clair BrennanDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Ms Itumeleng Thandile MoetiSustainability and Consumer Education on Food SustainabilityMRes
Miss Ruchika KumarDoctoral Research ProjectPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mrs Nathakan BeckA COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ARSENIC, CADMIUM, LEAD AND MERCURY IN THAI RICE, SOIL, CHEMICAL FERTILISERS AND PESTICIDESPhD
Mr Timothy Olugbenga AkinosunACRYLAMIDE IN POPULAR WEST AFRICAN FOODSPhD
PhD Food Rheology

Cranfield University

1990
1993
MSc Food Science

University of Leeds

1983
1984
BSc Biology

Kings's College, University of London

1980
1983
PgDip Legal Studies/CPE

London South Bank University

2001
2003
PGCHE

London South Bank University

1995
1997
FHEA

HEA

2015
2015
Lecturer
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Teaching and Research

1994
1994
Education
Visiting Professor
UPV, Spain

Teaching

2016
Education
FunderYear wonProjectRole
The Jelly Co2015H088_AppRes_The Jelly Co_Healthy JellyPrincipal Investigator
Accreditation Assessor for the Institute of Food Science and Technology
2015
Madridge Journal of Food Technology

Editorial Board Member

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2016
Food Control
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Long service award (Sep 2019)

LSBU


Acrylamide in West African Foods; an Awareness and Consumption survey
Akinosun, T., Ojinnaka, D. and Aouzelleg, A. (2020). Acrylamide in West African Foods; an Awareness and Consumption survey. Journal of Experimental Food Science and Nutrition.

Micro and Nano Plastics: A Consumer Perception Study on the Environment, Food Safety Threat and Control Systems
Ojinnaka, D. and Aw, M. (2020). Micro and Nano Plastics: A Consumer Perception Study on the Environment, Food Safety Threat and Control Systems. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research. 32 (2). https://doi.org/10.26717/BJSTR.2020.31.005064

An awareness survey on the presence and implications of acrylamide in West African foods and the extent of consumption of such foods
Akinosun, T., Ojinnaka, D. and Aouzelleg, A. (2018). An awareness survey on the presence and implications of acrylamide in West African foods and the extent of consumption of such foods. European Food Chemistry Congress. Netherlands 26 - 27 Jul 2018 Longdom Publishing SL. https://doi.org/10.4172/2157-7110-C5-090

Determination of vitamin C and total phenolic in fresh and freeze dried blueberries and the antioxidant capacity of their extracts
Shivembe, A. and Ojinnaka, D. (2017). Determination of vitamin C and total phenolic in fresh and freeze dried blueberries and the antioxidant capacity of their extracts. Integrative Food, Nutrition and Metabolism. 4 (6). https://doi.org/10.15761/ifnm.1000197

Determination of Arsenic in Thai Rice
Ojinnaka, D. and Beck, N. (2016). Determination of Arsenic in Thai Rice. Food Science & Nutrition Technology. 2 (2). https://doi.org/10.23880/fsnt-16000120

Legislative control of quinoa in the United Kingdom and European Union
Ojinnaka, D (2016). Legislative control of quinoa in the United Kingdom and European Union. Madridge Journal of Food Technology. 1 (1), pp. 53 - 57 (4). https://doi.org/10.18689/mjft-1000108