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2023 UK Forum

Overcoming diabetes inequalities


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Dr Jenny Teke

Head of Research & Innovation

Last update: 5 March 2024

Dr Jenny Teke
Head of Research & Innovation
Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Jennifer Teke, is Head of Research and Innovation in Medway Foundation Trust with over twenty years career in health care nationally and internationally. Jenny is an experienced clinical research professional with demonstrated history of working in the research industry on academic as well as commercial trials. Proficient in many aspects of clinical trial conduct including trial set-up, on-site and central monitoring, clinical site management, protocol development. She is also a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Facilitator for research training courses such as: Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Valid Informed Consent (VIC), PI Masterclass and Next Steps in research. She is also a member of CNO Shared Professional Decision Making Council for Research. Having a keen interest in research, she has completed several research courses including the Advanced Leadership Practitioner (ALP) delivered by the NIHR.
Jenny is a Nurse by profession with keen interest in Public Health. Her research interest is in Health inequalities, NCDs especially Obesity in Black and Minority ethnic populations. Her Doctorate thesis is entitled: ‘Exploring the barriers and facilitators to access and uptake of Tier 2 weight management programmes for adult black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities’. She recently Lead on the health arm of a UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) project aiming to build a partnership around sustainable Food, Good Food that is Accessible to all, Inclusive, Nutritionally Adequate, Safe and economically fair Led by University of Greenwich. She has also co-authored several publications in the area of obesity and health in peer reviewed journals.

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