Professor Ignatius Onimawo has a PhD in human nutrition specializing in nutritional biochemistry with special interest in human energy balance from the University of Ibadan. His research interests include public health nutrition, human energy metabolism, development of new foods, non-communicable diseases and glycaemic indices of traditional foods. He was the Director of Academic planning, at the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma from 2011 to 2014; Dean of the College of Food Processing and Storage Technology in 2006-2007 at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike and immediate past National President of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria from 2009 to 2012. He was Editor-in-Chief of Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences and has authored books and over 100 scientific articles in national and international journals. He is currently the General Secretary of Federation of African Nutrition Societies [FANUS] and a Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo State.