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Professor Helen Kwanashie

Professor Helen  Kwanashie

Name:

Professor Helen Kwanashie FBPhS

Organisation:

Ahmadu Bello University

Year elected:

2020

Affinity Group(s):

  • Education and Skills

Primary professional setting:

Academia

Helen Ochuko Kwanashie obtained her PhD Pharmacology from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Nigeria, undertook postdoctoral training at University of Dundee Scotland, and attained Full Professorship of Pharmacology in 2004. A career academic, Kwanashie has been teaching and researching in the university setting since 1982, mostly at ABU. Her expertise is in Perinatal Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacology Education, with emphasis on disease conditions that are prevalent in the tropics and developing world. As one who routinely mainstreams women and children issues into her teaching, research and community service, Kwanashie’s pharmacological research has potential applications in pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and early childhood. Her current projects deal with the use Drosophila melanogaster in studying antidotal therapy in organophosphate poisoning (toxicology); and in academic advising (education). Kwanashie is a Councilor on the 2018-2022 Executive Committee of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR).