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Sunday Adedini

Obafemi Awolowo University

Country: Nigeria

Institution: Obafemi Awolowo University

Area of Research: Multilevel Analysis of Determinants of Infant and Child Mortality in West Africa


Adedini 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 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.

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. 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, 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.

His research interests include maternal and child health, reproductive health and mortality studies.