About

Dr Theophilus I. Emeto, PhD JCU, MSc (Distinction) UoN(UK), 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 here at JCU in 2013. Previously, he worked as a Research Scientist working 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, 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

He currently co-coordinate and teach undergraduate research methds subjects (HS2402 & HS2405/3401) and postgraduate subjects (TM5516, TM5527, TM5549 and TM5310). He leds 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.

He provides high level statistical analytical expertise on sevreal projects and is able to engage 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 including peripheral artery disease and TB.

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 Prof Linda Shield (UQ and CSU), Dr Yutang Wang (Federation University), A.Prof Diana Arabiat (ECU), and Internationally with Dr Tammy Dougan (Cambridge University), Dr Charles Okolie (Landmark University), and Dr Louis Samiak (University of Papua New Guinea).

Other Academic Activities

 

Teaching
  • BM3000: Advanced Projects in Biomedicine (Level 3; TSV)
  • BM5000: Advanced Projects in Biomedicine (Level 5; TSV)
  • HS2402: Health Professional Research 1 (Level 2; TSV)
  • HS2405: Health Professional Research 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • TM5310: Dissertation 2 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5516: Biostatistics for Public Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5527: Project (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5549: Dissertation 1 (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Public Health implication of early diagnosis, monitoring and therapy for chronic inflammatory diseases including peripheral artery diseases, and tuberculosis.
  • Implication of sun protection policies in the incidence of skin cancers and melanoma
  • Intra-host tuberculosis modelling
  • Incidence of cardiovascular diseases within Indigenous communities
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
  • 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 - 2018 - Blended Learning and Innovation Grant (BLING) Co-Investigator ($2,500)
  • 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 - Faculty Administered Internal Grant ‘Association of Cerebral cytokines with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm’ ($8000- James Cook University, Chief Investigator together with Prof Jon Golledge)
  • 2011 - Best Poster Prize (HDR) Medical and Allied Medical Sciences at the North Queensland Festival of Life Sciences
  • 2009 to 2011 - James Cook University HDR Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarship
  • 2010 - Best Poster Prize Medical and Allied Medical Sciences at the Townsville Festival of Life Sciences
  • 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 - Graduate Research School Grant, ‘Diagnostics and Biomarkers of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Presence and Progression’ ($3000- James Cook University, Chief Investigator)
Fellowships
  • 2021 - Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, IMC, Nigeria
Memberships
  • 2017 - Reviewer, Scientific Reports
  • 2017 - Reviewer, American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
  • 2016 - Reviewer, Medicine
  • 2015 - Australian Cardiovascular Alliance
  • 2015 - Statistical Society of Australia Incorporated
  • 2015 - Editorial Board, Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine (Cardiovascular Epidemiology)
  • 2014 - Reviewer, Current Drug Targets
  • 2014 - Australasian Epidemiological Association
  • 2014 - Editorial Board, Frontiers in Public Health (Radiation and Health)
  • 2011 - European Atherosclerosis Society
  • 2011 - American Heart Association
  • 2017 to 2018 - Guest Editor for Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
  • 2016 to 2018 - Guest Associate Editor for Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine (Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine)
  • 2009 to 2013 - Australian Vascular Biology Society
  • 2009 to 2013 - Australian Society for Medical Research
  • 2008 to 2009 - British Society for Immunology
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 54+ research outputs authored by Dr Theophilus Emeto from 2010 onwards.

Supervision

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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
  • The influence of African migrant parents on their children's career choices in a new culture (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • 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)
  • Sexual and reproductive health outcomes among persons with disabilities in the Kumasi Metrolis of Ghana (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Investigating the Perception of Teachers and Parents or Guardians in Relation to Obesity and how it can be Prevented (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
Completed
Collaboration

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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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