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Dr Emeka Ibeachu

Lecturer in Medical Statistics
School of Medicine
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Emeka teaches across a range of subjects for the Medical Science team at Burnley campus. With particular teaching interest in Public health, human anatomy and physiology, and haematology. In recognition of their contribution to teaching, Emeka is a National Teaching Associate of the Higher Education Academy working toward obtaining National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Emeka is currently the module leader for Anatomy and Physiology I & II modules in the Burnley campus 2year accelerated Medical Science BSc Programme. He is also the Year Tutor in the programme, working with other members of the team to encourage student engagement and improving student experience within the course. He has published article on knee problem among young adults looking at its relationship with obesity and physical activity. 

Emeka Ibeachu had practised as a Veterinary Surgeon for five years before pursing his interest in Public Health and, consequently, pursued first a Masters in Applied Public Health and then a Ph.D. in Public Health Epidemiology at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). During and since his Ph.D., he undertook learning and teaching support of postgraduate Dental students, Foundation Health and Social Care degree, Sexual Health and Nutrition students at UCLan. He has practical experience of working in Public Health England.

Emeka has taught seminars, tutorials and workshops within UCLan on topics including systematic reviews, social research methods (especially mixed methods and quantitative), and support students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) develop their research ideas through literature searches, formulation of research question and completion of project.

As a former student representative in the College of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences Research and Innovation Committee and College of Science and Technology Research and Innovation Committee, he understands the need to ensure the integrity of the academic awards of the University and been responsible in maintenance of the academic standards of the University's awards; enhancement of the student experience in the context of the achievement of the University's mission and its educational objectives; and enabling and supporting staff in the delivery of the highest quality provision from both student and staff point of view.

Emeka's PhD investigated knee problem and its relationship with obesity and physical activity/inactivity among young adults. He also has an interest in evidence synthesis using a systematic review and has worked with different scholars in this area.

  • Ph.D.Public Health Epidemiology, University of Central Lancashire, 2016
  • Certification in Graduate Research Skill, University of Central Lancashire, 2012
  • M.Sc.Applied Public Health, University of Central Lancashire, 2011
  • DVM.Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2005
  • Lecture of the Year Golden Rose Award, 2021

Modules Taught

  • XY1040 - Anatomy and Physiology
  • XY2140 - Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • XY1110 - Integrated Medical Sciences
  • XY2040 - Research in Medical Sciences
  • XY3290 - Neuroscience
  • Public health
  • Epidemiology