Prof. Joy Ugo Nwamarah


Designation:   Coordinator, Natural Sciences Unit

Faculty / School:     UNN Online School of General Studies

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Staff Biography


Prof. (Mrs) Joy Ugo Nwamarah was born on the 4th of September, 1954. She completed her primary school education in Kano, Nigeria in 1966 and her secondary school at Evangel High School, Old Umuahia in the year 1972. In 1990, she got her Dip. Nursing/Public administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Her B.Sc. Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1994. Then her M.Sc. Human Nutrition from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2001 and followed by her Ph.D human Nutrition from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2006.

She is currently under the department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Natural Science Unit, School of General Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 

Her professional qualifications includes;
Nigeria Certified Nurse 1977, Registered General Nurse (RCN Ireland) 1980 and State Certificate of Midwifery 1984.

Her Work Experience;

  • Professor, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics,
                  University of Nigeria Nsukka                                                                         2014 - Date
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
  •                University of Nigeria Nsukka                                                                        2009 – 2014
  • Lecturer I, Department of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
                   University of Nigeria Nsukka                                                                        2006 - 2009
  • Lecturer II, Department of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
                    University of Nigeria Nsukka                                                                       2002 - 2006
  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
                    University of Nigeria Nsukka                                                                       2001 - 2002
  • Assistant Tutor, Natural Science Unit, School of General Studies
                    University of Nigeria Nsukka                                                                       1998 - 2001
  • Nursing Sister, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital
                    Comprehensive Health Centre, Obukpa, Nsukka                                           1986- 1998
  • Staff Nurse Midwife, Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka 1984-1986
  • Staff Nurse, James Conolly Memorial Hospital,
                       Blanchardstown County Dublin, Ireland                                                    1980-1982
  • Staff Nurse, St. James Teaching Hospital, Leeds, U.K. 1979-1980
  • Staff Nurse, Holy Rosary Hospital Emekuku, Owerri, Imo state                                             

She has some respectable professional affiliations as well as some professional reviews of papers for reputable journals.
She is happily married.



Courses taught by Prof. Joy Ugo Nwamarah


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UNN Online Course

Introduction to Natural Science I (GSP 105)

Natural Science

Learn about the nature of man and the universe in this course through a collection of subjects covering physics, chemistry, biology and much more.

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UNN Online Course

Introduction of Natural Science II (GSP 106)

Natural Science

The course Natural Science 2 (GSP 106) is offered to the University students who are majoring in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business Management, Education and Law.

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