I am a PhD Candidate in Demography and Population Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, where I am examining opportunities for advancing sexual health information for young African adults in the digital age. My broad research interest revolves around the social determinants of health and well-being as well as opportunities to illuminate these using digital sources of data.
Among other recognitions, I received the Green Talents award for sustainable research in 2019 by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany. I mostly use data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), but recently, I have been using data from online sources such as online surveys and social media platforms. My work has been featured in international journals such as Plos ONE, Health & Place, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, the Archives of Sexual Behaviors, 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)
We analyzed data from 23,847 women to illuminate the relationship between involuntary childlessness and marital infidelity among married women in Cameroon, Gabon, Lesotho, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
This study used Fine and Gray’s sub-distribution hazard model to estimate the probabilities of having a second premarital birth among women in 25 sub-Saharan African countries.
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.
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.