Nzubechukwu Okeke is a PhD scholar and an Academic Associate at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Prior to his PhD program he obtained a Master’s degree from University of Sunderland in Public Health. He has had some short courses/trainings in Communicable Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies with WHO and London School of hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Disease Surveillance with University of Minnesota.He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Public Health and a Prince 2 certified Project manager.
He has spent the major part of his career in community based health promotion activities with NHS South of Tyne and Wear and Public health locality team Sunderland city council as a volunteer especially in reaching out to young people and hard to reach adult group on issues like smoking cessation, alcohol and substance abuse, healthy weight and dieting and physical activities. He also worked for UNICEF as a volunteer in the implementation of HIV/AIDS and reproductive health intervention as a peer education trainer in Nigeria.
Presently his Research work is focused on exploring the impact of child street hawking on the health and well-being of children and young people in Nigeria with the ultimate goal of developing, implementing and evaluating an effective intervention which will ameliorate the identified impacts. Nzube's other area of research interests include substance abuse among young people, psycho-social intervention, child labor and health behavioral change therapy.