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Dr Franklin Onukwugha

Research Fellow

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Nursing

Qualifications

  • BSc
  • PGDip
  • MSc
  • PGCert (University of Westminster)
  • PGDip (University of Hull)
  • PhD (University of Hull)

Summary

Franklin Onukwugha is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research (ICAHR), University of Hull, working in a two QR-GCRF funded Global Health Projects involving adolescent reproductive health in Nigeria and Kenya in partnership with INASP-An international development agency based in Oxford and the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) in Kenya. He is also an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sunderland in London, where he teaches and supervises both undergraduate (Health and Social Care) and postgraduate (MSc Public Health) students. Prior to joining the University, Franklin was a lecturer at Coventry University Scarborough, Bath Spa University via the UK College of Business and Computing and St-Patrick’s International College London, where he held module leadership position.

Franklin is a mixed methods researcher with expertise in Statistical Modelling of Population-level data, Quantitative secondary data analysis, Survey research design, Systematic Reviews, Qualitative data analysis. His educational background is in Public/International Health. Although originally trained as a Biochemist.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH), and a member of several Professional Associations such as The British Society for Population Studies (BSPS), International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Population Association of America (PAA). He has also received several prestigious awards/fellowships including the Commonwealth Early Career Academic Grants and the Population Reference Bureau Policy Communication Fellowship sponsored by USAID in partnership with the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

Research interests

Franklin is interested in Global Health research with a specific focus on adolescent sexual/reproductive health, maternal/child health and HIV/AIDS, and the interface between research, policy and practice. As a Policy Communication fellow, He is passionate about bridging research to policy gap in low- and mid-income countries.

Postgraduate supervision

Franklin completed his PhD in Social Policy at the University of Hull. His thesis adopted a Socio-Ecological theoretical approach to explore the determinants of adolescent’s access and utilisation of Sexual and Reproductive health services in Nigeria.

Awards and prizes

Commonwealth Early Career Academic Grants

2018

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Policy Communication Fellow

2018