About

Dr Theophilus I. Emeto, PhD James Cook University, MSc (Distinction) University of Nottingham, FIMC, CMC, CMS is the Team Leader of the Public Health and Tropical Medicine Research Methods Group and Senior Lecturer, Biostatistics. He is a key member of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases .

Biography

He completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Medical Physiology from the University of Calabar, where he defined prediction formulae for lung function parameters in Nigerian children aged 6 to 16 years. He graduated with Distinction in MSc Immunology and Allergy from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2007 where he investigated the effect of the Major House Dust Mite allergen Der p 1 on T-regulatory and Th17 cells in allergic asthma. He completed his PhD focused on understanding the mechanism underpinning the pathology of the weakening human aorta, and the development of a drug-based therapy for abdominal aortic aneurysm at  James Cook University in 2013. Previously, he worked as a Research Scientist on various clinical trials analysing cellular and humoral immune response of patients treated with the therapeutic cancer vaccine TroVax® (MVA-5T4) with Oxford BioMedica UK, and as a Research Assistant on projects employing combined immunotherapy and chemotherapy for neuroblastoma at the world class Tenovus Research Laboratories, University of Southampton, UK.

Teaching and Research Activities

Iyke leads The Research Methods group in providing the coordination and teaching of undergraduate research methods subjects (HS2402 & HS2405/3401) and postgraduate subjects (TM5506, TM5515, TM5516, TM5527, TM5549 and TM5310). He leads the PHTM Research Methods Group in providing research support for staff and students within the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, and to The Townsville Hospital and Health services. The area of support includes quantitative research project design, advice on ethics, statistical analysis, and interpretation, and writing towards publications.

Iyke believes we have a place for quality research, and we need to equip people to do excellent research, conducted slowly but rigorously, with a motivation to improve livelihood not just for some or for one, but for all. Iyke shares this conviction with his team and ultimately aims to spread this message. Putting it another way, Iyke would rather be the flat bass two in a choir rendition of Faure’s requiem in D minor than the lead singer in a popular boy’s band.

Iyke provides high level statistical analytical expertise on several projects and engages in and support a diverse range of research projects. He is also passionate about applying public health principles in the detection, diagnosis, monitoring, therapy and management of chronic inflammatory diseases, haematological and oncological malignancies, and health determinants in deprived communities.

More recently Iyke has been working on the best methods to deal with truncation of primary outcome data in longitudinal studies.

Student Supervision

He is always happy to hear from prospective PhD and masters students.

Collaborations and Capacity Building  

He actively engages in research capacity building within the ASIA Pacific region and work as a key mentor within The JCU/UPNG Twinning project, and the Tropical Partners providing research support and capacity building to colleagues in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands.

He collaborate nationally with colleagues from the University of Queensland, Charles Stewart University, Federation University, Edith Cowen University, University of Melbourne, University of Syndey, and Central Queensland University. Internationally, he collaborates with the University of Cambridge (UK), Institute of Epidemiology (Germany), University of Houston College of Pharmacy (USA), Medical University of South Carolina (USA), University of Auckland (NZ), Massey University (NZ), Landmark University (Nigeria), University of Lagos (Nigeria), and the University of Papua New Guinea.

Other Academic Activities

Iyke has been an Equity Contact Officer (ECO) at JCU since it's inception. He is also an Associate Editor, Frontiers in Epidemiology, Biostatistical Editor, Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease, Guest Associate Editor Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine (Atherosclerosis & Vascular Medicine Section), and Frontiers in Public Health ,Special Topic Guest Editor, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, and Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease, and a reviewer for several journals, Emeto Publons.

 

Teaching
  • BM3000: Advanced Projects in Biomedicine (Level 3; TSV)
  • BM5000: Advanced Projects in Biomedicine (Level 5; TSV)
  • HS2402: Health Professional Research 1 (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • TM5310: Dissertation 2 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5515: Epidemiology for Public Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5516: Biostatistics for Public Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5527: Project (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5549: Dissertation 1 (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Chronic inflammatory diseases epidemiology
  • Incidence of cardiovascular diseases within Indigenous communities.
  • Haematological and oncological diseases epidemiology.
  • Health determinants in deprived communities
  • Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases
Experience
  • 2020 to present - Team Leader PHTM Research Methods Group, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2019 to present - Senior Lecturer Biostatistics, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2014 to 2018 - Lecturer Biostatistics, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2013 - Research Associate, Infectious Diseases and Immunopathogenesis Research Group, JCU (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2009 to 2013 - Doctoral Candidate, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2008 to 2009 - Research Assistant, University of Southampton (Southampton, UK)
  • 2007 to 2008 - Research Scientist, Oxford BioMedica (Oxford, UK)
Research Disciplines
Honours
Awards
  • 2021 - Certified Management Consultant, IMC, Nigeria
  • 2021 - Certified Management Specialist, London Graduate School, UK
  • 2019 - Parent and staff perceptions of Family-Centred Care (FCC) and importance of parents needs in rural hospitals in Jordan (4740JD (~ 9398AUD)- University of Jordan Internal Funding Scheme., A.Profs Arabiat, Al-Motleq, Prof Shields, and Dr Sabbah))
  • 2018 - ‘Engaging NQ school communities in innovative approaches to skin cancer prevention’ ($ 50,000 + gst- North Queensland Primary Health Network. Active Healthy Grant Round 1, CI with Dr Simone L Harrison, and Dr Nathan Downs)
  • 2018 - Blended Learning and Innovation Grant (BLING) Co-Investigator ($2,500)
  • 2021 to 2024 - Provision of Clinical Epidemiology Support Services to Townsville Hospital and Health Service (TTHS) region ($220.739.28 - TTHS, CI together with Prof Rhondda Jones)
  • 2021 to 2022 - The Townsville Hospital SERTA grant. Physiotherapist-performed HINTS Plus In Emergency Department (PHPI-ED). ($61,863.38)- CI with Krystel Land, Jeni Meehan, and Vinay Gangathimmaiah.
  • 2021 to 2022 - Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Grant- Clinical characteristics and outcomes of HIV patients co-infected with tuberculosis and histoplasmosis in an urban Latin American setting (GBP 4,635.00)- Supervising Maria Castellanos Reynosa(CI)
  • 2020 to 2022 - The Townsville Hospital SERTA grant. Safety and Effectiveness of a clinical policy utilizing a raised D-dimer threshold in adult patients ($28,291)- CI with Vinay Gangathimmaiah, Colin Banks, and Jeremy Furyk.
  • 2018 to 2020 - Provision of Clinical Epidemiology Support Services to Townsville Hospital and Health Service (TTHS) region ($220.721.28 - TTHS, CI together with A. Prof Watt, Prof Jones, Drs Harrison, and Lindsay)
  • 2015 to 2017 - Provision of Clinical Epidemiology Support Services to Townsville Hospital and Health Service (TTHS) region ($270, 000- TTHS, CI together with A. Prof Watt, Drs Birden and Lindsay)
  • 2016 - Research Infrastructure Building Grant 'iCompute' ($41, 511- James Cook University, Co-Investigator
  • 2013 - James Cook University Graduate Research School Doctoral Completion Award
  • 2013 - James Cook University Graduate Research School Publication Award
  • 2012 to 2013 - James Cook University Vascular Biology Unit Research Scholarship
  • 2009 to 2013 - James Cook University School of Medicine and Dentistry Top-up Scholarship
  • 2009 to 2012 - James Cook University Postgraduate Research Scholarship
  • 2011 - Best Poster Prize (HDR) Medical and Allied Medical Sciences at the North Queensland Festival of Life Sciences
  • 2011 - Faculty Administered Internal Grant ‘Association of Cerebral cytokines with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm’ ($8000- James Cook University, Chief Investigator together with Prof Jon Golledge)
  • 2009 to 2011 - James Cook University HDR Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarship
  • 2010 - Faculty Administered Internal Grant ‘Biomarkers of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm’ ($8000- James Cook University, Investigator together with Drs Moxon and Anwar and Prof Jon Golledge)
  • 2010 - Best Poster Prize Medical and Allied Medical Sciences at the Townsville Festival of Life Sciences
  • 2010 - Graduate Research School Grant, ‘Diagnostics and Biomarkers of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Presence and Progression’ ($3000- James Cook University, Chief Investigator)
  • 2006 to 2007 - Master of Science Immunology and Allergy with Distinction (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Fellowships
  • 2021 - Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, IMC, Nigeria
Memberships
  • 2021 - Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honour Society
  • 2021 - African Diaspora Research Alliance in Australia (ADRAA)
  • 2017 - Faculty-World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • 2015 - Australian Cardiovascular Alliance
  • 2015 - Statistical Society of Australia Incorporated
  • 2014 - Australasian Epidemiological Association
  • 2011 - American Heart Association
  • 2011 - European Atherosclerosis Society
  • 2009 to 2013 - Australian Vascular Biology Society
  • 2009 to 2013 - Australian Society for Medical Research
  • 2008 to 2009 - British Society for Immunology
Other
  • 2021 - International Expert Grant Review Panel, Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 66+ research outputs authored by Dr Theophilus Emeto from 2010 onwards.

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Undiagnosed children in the inclusive classroom: Teachers and parents perspective (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Integration of alternative medicine into the health care system: Evidence from the Ashanti region of Ghana. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Impact of health policies and interventions on the sexual and reproductive health outcomes of persons with disabilities in Ghana: a study in the Ashanti region (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Adolescent Pregnancy: Health needs and Support Services for Young People in Deprived Communities in Wa West District of Ghana (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Identifying the role of the school in preventing adolescent obesity (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
Completed
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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
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  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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