I am a PhD Candidate in Demography and Population Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. I am also a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Demography, where I teach and supervise undergraduate courses/research projects in Demography. My research is in the field of social demography and primarily concerns the social determinants of health and well-being with a particular focus on the role of digital sources of data. For example, my doctoral research is examining opportunities for advancing sexual health information for young African adults in the digital age. I am also interested in understanding how family and social dynamics/cohesion affect population health.
I mostly use data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), but recently, I have been using data from online sources such as surveys and social media platforms. My work has been featured in journals such as Plos ONE, Health & Place, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, BMC Paediatrics, as well as others.
Advancing sexual health education for young African adults in the digital age
Social cohesion and self-rated health status among adults in South Africa
Partner age difference and fertility behaviour among women in Uganda
I taught undergraduate courses in statistics and demography.
I led the management and analyses of data from the Eswatini Client Management Information System (CMIS)
In this study, an attempt is made to use structural equation models to identify the predictors of self-efficacy for condom use among university students in Nigeria. We also examined the pathways through which sociodemographic, behavioural and parental factors may be associated with on condom use self-efficacy.
In this study, we examined the maternal factors associated with the risk of anaemia among children under five years. We also examined whether higher maternal education could reduce the risks of anaemia among children of women with poor socioeconomic status.
In this study, we examined the nexus between social cohesion and self-rated health status in an African sample.
This study used a demographic-economic model “DemDiv” to assess the prospects of reaping a demographic dividend in Mali by 2050
This study examined the levels of child marriage as well as its implications for the sexual and reproductive health of girls and infant survival in sub-Saharan Africa
If you are very passionate about computational and digital demography or #rStats as much as I do, you may find some of the resources on my blog very useful and interesting to read. I would be glad to receive your comment and will appreciate your questions and feedback.