Dr Evans A Asamane

Evans Asamane

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow/Project Manager

Contact details

Address
Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Asamane is a nutritionist and worked previously as a district nutrition officer with the Ghana Health service for 5 years in the areas of maternal and child health nutrition.

As a Marie-Sklodowska Curie early stage researcher at the University of Birmingham (UK), Dr Asamane obtained his PhD exploring nutrition and physical function of ethnic older minorities, using mixed methods. Afterwards, he worked as an applied qualitative health researcher at Keele University (UK) on two randomised controlled trials: Increasing Physical activity In Older People with Chronic Pain (iPOPP) and the PROvision of braces for Patients with knee OsteoArthritis (PROP OA) trials.  

Presently, he is working as a research fellow/project manager on the Maachiwara project (cluster RCT) a low-cost, scalable, and adaptable community intervention to reduce diarrhoea and improve the growth of young children in urban-poor and rural Mali.

Dr Asamane’s primary research interests are in maternal and child health, dietary assessment techniques, community-based evaluations and interventions, ethnic minority health and ageing.

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Qualifications

  • PgCert in Higher Education, University of Birmingham, 2019
  • PhD in Public Health Nutrition, University of Birmingham, 2019
  • MMedSci Human Nutrition, University of Sheffield, 2015
  • BSc (Hons) in Community Nutrition, University for Development Studies, Ghana, 2010

Biography

Dr Evans Asamane is a native of Bongo-Soe, in Ghana, West Africa. He completed his bachelor’s degree in community nutrition at the University for Development Studies (Ghana) in 2010. Afterwards, Dr Asamane worked as a district nutrition officer with the Ghana Health service for 5 years in the areas of maternal and child health nutrition. As a nutrition lead, he collaborated with international organisations to design, implement and evaluate numerous community-based interventions/projects.

In 2014, he won the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship to study for his master’s degree in Human Nutrition at the University of Sheffield (UK). As part of this master's dissertation, he conducted a research in Zambia to explore the importance of meat consumption among men in urban and rural communities.

Subsequently, he was recruited as a Marie-Sklodowska Curie early stage Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham (UK). While working as an early career researcher, Dr. Asamane obtained his PhD exploring nutrition and physical function of ethnic older minorities.

Dr Asamane later joined Keele University as an applied qualitative health researcher on two randomised controlled trials, where he led the process evaluations and other qualitative research aspects within these projects.

Presently, at the University of Birmingham, he is working as a research fellow/project manager on the Maachiwara project (cluster RCT) a low-cost, scalable, and adaptable community intervention to reduce diarrhoea and improve the growth of young children in urban-poor and rural Mali. 

Dr Asamane’s primary research interests are in public health nutrition and physical activity, dietary assessment techniques, community-based evaluations and interventions, ethnic minority health and ageing. Dr. Asamane has presented his research findings to the general public and academic audiences at several international conferences all over the world and has several peer reviewed publications.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Asamane, EA, Quinn, L, Watson, SI, Lilford, RJ, Hemming, K, Sidibe, C, Rego, RT, Bensassi, S, Diarra, Y, Diop, S, Gautam, OP, Islam, MS, Jackson, L, Jolly, K, Kayentao, K, Koita, O, Manjang, B, Tebbs, S, Gale, N, Griffiths, PL, Cairncross, S, Toure, O & Manaseki-Holland, S 2023, 'Protocol for a parallel group, two-arm, superiority cluster randomised trial to evaluate a community-level complementary-food safety and hygiene and nutrition intervention in Mali: the MaaCiwara study (version 1.3; 10 November 2022)', Trials, vol. 24, no. 1, 68. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-022-06984-5

Holden, MA, Callaghan, M, Felson, D, Birrell, F, Nicholls, E, Jowett, S, Kigozi, J, McBeth, J, Borrelli, B, Jinks, C, Foster, N, Dziedzic, K, Mallen, CD, Ingram, C, Sutton , A, Lawton, S, Halliday, N, Hartshorne, L, Browell, R, Hudson, H, Marshall, M, Sowden, G, Herron, D, Asamane, E, Peat, G & Williams, HJ 2021, 'Clinical and cost-effectiveness of bracing in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis management: protocol for a multi-centre, primary care, randomised, parallel-group, superiority trial', BMJ open, vol. 11, no. 3, e048196. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048196

Aunger, J, Greaves, C, Davis, E, Asamane, E, Whittaker, A & Greig, C 2020, 'A novel behavioural INTErvention to REduce Sitting Time in older adults undergoing orthopaedic surgery (INTEREST): results of a randomised-controlled feasibility study', Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 32, no. 12, pp. 2565-2585. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-020-01475-6

Asamane, EA, Greig, CA & Thompson, JL 2020, 'The association between nutrient intake, nutritional status and physical function of community-dwelling ethnically diverse older adults', BMC Nutrition, vol. 6, no. 1, 36. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-020-00363-6

Asamane, EA, Greig, CA, Aunger, JA & Thompson, JL 2019, 'Perceptions and factors influencing eating behaviours and physical function in community-dwelling ethnically diverse older adults: a longitudinal qualitative study', Nutrients, vol. 11, no. 6, 1224. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11061224

Whittaker, A, Asamane, E, Aunger, J & Doody, P 2019, 'Physical activity and nutrition INfluences in ageing: current findings from the PANINI project', Advances in Geriatric Medicine and Research. https://doi.org/10.20900/agmr20190005

Preprint

Watson, SI, Asamane, EA, Lilford, RJ, Hemming, K, Sidibe, C, Rego, RT, Bensassi, S, Diarra, A, Diarra, Y, Diop, S, Gautam, OP, Islam, MS, Jackson, L, Jolly, K, Kayentao, K, Koita, O, Manjang, B, Tebbs, S, Gale, N, Griffiths, P, Cairncross, S, Toure, O & Manaseki-Holland, S 2022 'Protocol for a cluster randomised trial to evaluate a community-level complementary-food safety and hygiene and nutrition intervention in Mali: The MaaCiwara study (version 1.2; 31 March 2022)' Research Square. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1518816/v1

Watson, S, Asamane, E, Lilford, R, Hemming, K, Sidibe, C, Rego, R, Bensassi, S, Diarra, A, Gautam, OP, Islam, MS, Jackson, L, Jolly, K, Kayentao, K, Koita, O, Manjang, B, Tebbs, S, Griffiths, P, Cairncross, S, Toure, O & Manaseki-Holland, S 2021 'Protocol for a cluster randomised trial to evaluate a community-level complementary-food safety and hygiene and nutrition intervention in Mali: the MaaCiwara study' medRxiv, pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.12.15.21267512

Review article

Gale, NK, Ahmed, K, Diarra, NH, Manaseki-Holland, S, Asamane, E, Sidibé, CS, Touré, O, Wilson, M & Griffiths, P 2024, 'Coproduced, arts interventions for nurturing care (0-5 years) in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs): a realist review', BMJ open, vol. 14, no. 5, e083093. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-083093

Doody, P, Asamane, EA, Aunger, JA, Swales, B, Lord, JM, Greig, CA & Whittaker, AC 2022, 'The prevalence of frailty and pre-frailty among geriatric hospital inpatients and its association with economic prosperity and healthcare expenditure: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 467,779 geriatric hospital inpatients', Ageing Research Reviews, vol. 80, 101666. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arr.2022.101666

Osei-Kwasi, H, Boateng, D, Asamane, EA, Akparibo, R & Holdsworth, M 2022, 'Transitioning food environments and diets of African migrants: implications for non-communicable diseases', The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665122002828

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