Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Western Sydney University, Australia (2018)
Master of Public Health (MPH) - The University of Newcastle, Australia (2014)
BSc. (Hons) Biochemistry - Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria (2008)
Dr Blessing Akombi-Inyang is an emerging early career researcher in global health specializing in maternal, adolescent and child health, including childhood under-nutrition and the double burden of malnutrition. Her research provides evidence for community-based interventions to improve health outcomes among vulnerable sub-populations particularly in developing countries and low resource-settings. She has successfully translated her research into practice and has led community-based initiatives in Nigeria aimed at scaling up the uptake of evidence-based interventions for improving health outcomes.
Blessing co-founded the Global Maternal and Child Health Research Collaboration (GloMACH) - a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research collaboration which aims to provide public policy driven research papers. She is an adjunct fellow with the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University and an Associate Editor in BMC Public Health. Blessing is currently involved in international consortia such as the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Collaborator Network (Washington DC) and the LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators Network. She is also a member of the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) research stream and the Child and Adolescent Health Research Theme Group at the School of Population Health (SPH), UNSW Medicine. In addition, Blessing is a member of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).
Blessing has a growing interest in migrant health within Australia particularly in the aspects of nutrition and lifestyle transition post-migration.
Blessing is currently convening the Maternal and Child Health course - PHCM/PHOP9606 offered as an elective for the Public Health, Global Health, Infectious Diseases Intelligence and Health Leadership and Management programs.