Monica Magadi

Professor Monica Magadi

Professor of Social Research and Population Health

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Education and Social Sciences

Summary

Monica Magadi, who joined the University in July 2012, focuses on international empirical research in the area of social science and health. She has published extensively on reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa, including maternal/child health, HIV/AIDS, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health. With a background in statistics and demography, she has an inclination towards quantitative research methods, including multilevel modelling. However, she has experience in qualitative social research as well, and has implemented a number of reproductive health research projects utilizing mixed methods. Before joining the University of Hull, Monica was a Reader in Social Research Methods at the Department of Sociology, City University London (2007-2012); a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP), Loughborough University (2004-2007); a Senior Research Fellow at the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI), University of Southampton (2002-2004); a postdoctoral Research Fellow with the African Population and Research Centre (APHRC) of the Population Council (1999-2002); and a Lecturer of Demography and Statistics at the Population Studies and Research Institute (PSRI) of the University of Nairobi (1993-2002). Her academic background is in social statistics and demography, having done her PhD in Social Statistics (University of Southampton, 1999), MSc in Demography (University of Nairobi, 1989) and BEd in Mathematics and Statistics (Kenyatta University, 1987).

Undergraduate

Teaching research methods modules, mainly quantitative research methods courses across the university. Module convener for the following: Research Design and Methodology (MSC)Introducing Statistics and Data Analysis with SPSS (MSC)Advanced Quantitative Analysis (MSC)Quantitative Analysis of Social Research Data (BA-Year 3)Regression Analysis (Graduate Summer School)Multilevel Modelling (Graduate Summer School)

Journal Article

Social and structural vulnerability to HIV infection in Uganda: A multilevel modelling of AIDS indicators survey data, 2004-2005 and 2011

Igulot, P., & A Magadi, M. (2018). Social and structural vulnerability to HIV infection in Uganda: A multilevel modelling of AIDS indicators survey data, 2004-2005 and 2011. Journal of community medicine, 1(2), https://doi.org/10.33582/2637-4900/1008

Understanding the urban-rural disparity in HIV and poverty nexus: the case of Kenya

Magadi, M. A. (2017). Understanding the urban-rural disparity in HIV and poverty nexus: the case of Kenya. Journal of Public Health, 39(3), e63-e72. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw065

HIV/AIDS and contraceptive use: Factors associated with contraceptive use among sexually-active HIV-positive women in Kenya

Magadi, M. A., & Magadi, W. A. (2017). HIV/AIDS and contraceptive use: Factors associated with contraceptive use among sexually-active HIV-positive women in Kenya. Contraception, 95(3), 312-321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2016.10.013

A multilevel analysis of the determinants of HIV testing in Zimbabwe: evidence from the demographic and health surveys

Magadi, M. A., & Gazimbi, M. M. (2017). A multilevel analysis of the determinants of HIV testing in Zimbabwe: evidence from the demographic and health surveys. HIV/AIDS research and treatment : open journal, 4(1), 14-31. https://doi.org/10.17140/HARTOJ-4-124

Multilevel determinants of teenage childbearing in sub-Saharan Africa in the context of HIV/AIDS

Magadi, M. A. (2017). Multilevel determinants of teenage childbearing in sub-Saharan Africa in the context of HIV/AIDS. Health and Place, 46, 37-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.04.006

Research interests

Research interests - Social aspects of health and well-being - International population health - Reproductive health research in sub-Saharan Africa - HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa - Adolescent sexual and reproductive health - Maternal, newborn and child health Research methods expertise - Statistical modelling, including multilevel analysis - Quantitative secondary data analysis - Survey research design and analysis - Evaluation research

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome research students interested in population health research, especially international research on health and well-being of women and children, including maternal/child health, HIV/AIDS and adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Completed PhDs Recent PhD supervisions Patrick Igulot, Vulnerability and Risk to HIV Infection in Uganda Agatha Bula, Influences of HIV on Exclusive Breastfeeding: An Exploration of Community-Based Peer Support in Rural Malawi Polina Obolenskaya, Attitudes Towards Family and Marriage in Time and Context: Using Two British Birth Cohorts for Comparison Current PhD supervisions Martin Marufu Gazimbi, HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Utilisation in Zimbabwe: An Insight from Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Surveys Franklin Onukwugha, Adolescent Preference of and Access to Sexual Health Services: Strengthening Public Voice in Shaping Sexual Health Services in Nigeria Peninah Agaba, Utilization of Maternal Healthcare Services Among Unmarried Adolescents in Uganda