Mary Obiyan


Currently, my research work is centered on issues around public health specifically on fertility, maternal and child health, intimate partner violence and adolescent sexual health in Nigeria and Africa. I have mostly examined the extent to which individual and household characteristics predicts fertility behaviour and other health outcomes. My research findings have contributed to the above mentioned public health issues by providing empirical evidence and their policy implications. I am recently promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer in my home institution (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria) and also just commenced postdoctoral fellowship with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada. To further strengthen my research capabilities, I am extending my research into sexual and reproductive health of the vulnerable population specifically street-involved young people and adolescents living in institutions such as homes and orphanages. These issues will be examined from demographic and social epidemiological perspectives. Also, I have indicated interests to audit courses on global health research, qualitative research methods and build capacity on management and analysis of large datasets as part of my targets in my ongoing postdoctoral fellowship.