Dr. Sunday Adedini, a Cohort 1 CARTA fellow, is currently a lecturer and researcher in the department of Demography and Social Statistics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; and a visiting scholar with the Programme in Demography and Population Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He obtained his
He obtained his PhD degree in Demography and Population Studies in 2013 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, where he employed multilevel modelling to tease out the influences of neighbourhood contexts on child survival. Upon the successful completion of his studies at Wits University, South Africa, Dr. Adedini has since resumed back at his home university in Nigeria.
He is a recipient of a number of academic laurels and fellowships, including Fogarty Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, CARTA PhD Fellowship, Wits University Postgraduate Merit Award, amongst others. Dr. Adedini has published extensively in many high-impact journals in the fields of population and public health. During the three-year period of his PhD studies and one year of his Postdoc at Wits University, South Africa, he published more than twenty papers in ISI/IBSS accredited journals in his field. Besides, he has attended and presented his research work in many international academic conferences across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. He has worked for a number of organizations on
He has worked for a number of organizations on short-term basis, including Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiatives; International Organization for Migration; UNFPA, South Africa; UNFPA, South Sudan; African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), Kenya; National Population Commission, Nigeria; Centre for Research Evaluation and Resources Development (CRERD), Nigeria, amongst others. His research interests include maternal and child health, reproductive health and mortality studies.