Dejen Tekle

Dejen Tekle

Research Fellow, PhD Candidate

Masters of Environmental Science and Technology Bachelor of Environmental Health Science

Dejen is a PhD candidate and Research Fellow within The George Institute for Global Health’s Food Policy Division. He commenced his PhD at the University of New South Wales, faculty of medicine in February 18, 2019 focusing on food policy interventions to reduce the burden of NCDs in Africa.

Dejen works for the Public Health Advocacy and Policy Impact team involves supporting salt reduction research and advocacy activities, in Africa and globally. His research aspirations involve undertaking strong-quality research that can usefully inform the development of effective food-based strategies and policies to improve population-wide health and nutrition for the prevention of diet related NCDs.

Dejen holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Health Sciences (BSc) and a master’s degree in Environmental Science and Technology from Jimma University, Ethiopia.