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Dr Franklin Onukwugha

Mr Franklin Onukwugha

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

Qualifications

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

Summary

Franklin Onukwugha is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research (ICAHR), and the lead coordinator for the Hull Global Health Research Network (GHRN) which aims to develop interdisciplinary research projects addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He is currently the project manager for the NIHR funded project on alcohol harm prevention in pregnancy-CHAMPION.

Franklin was a Co-Investigator in a QR-GCRF funded Global Health Project involving Adolescent Reproductive Health in Nigeria in partnership with the International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP) based in Oxford, and a Research Associate in a community-based mHealth project in western Kenya in collaboration with the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) in Kenya.

He is also an external examiner, and 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, UK College of Business and Computing and a module leader at St-Patrick’s International College London.

Franklin is an experienced mixed methods researcher with expertise in statistical modelling of population-level data, quantitative/qualitative secondary data analysis, and systematic reviews. 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), and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). 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).

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Unmarried Adolescents' Experiences of Using Reproductive and Maternal Health Services in Nigeria and Uganda: A Qualitative Study

Onukwugha, F., Agaba, P., Hayter, M., & Orton, B. (2022). Unmarried Adolescents’ Experiences of Using Reproductive and Maternal Health Services in Nigeria and Uganda: A Qualitative Study. Social Sciences, 11(5), Article 203. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci11050203

Perspectives of Adolescents, Parents, Service Providers, and Teachers on Mobile Phone Use for Sexual Reproductive Health Education

Ochieng, B. M., Smith, L., Orton, B., Hayter, M., Kaseje, M., Wafula, C. O., …Kaseje, D. C. O. (2022). Perspectives of Adolescents, Parents, Service Providers, and Teachers on Mobile Phone Use for Sexual Reproductive Health Education. Social Sciences, 11(5), Article 196. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci11050196

Adolescents' sexual and reproductive health education: perspectives from secondary school teachers in Northern Nigeria

Emenike, N., Onukwugha, F. I., Sarki, A., & Smith, L. (in press). Adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health education: perspectives from secondary school teachers in Northern Nigeria. Sex Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2022.2028613

The effectiveness and characteristics of mHealth interventions to increase adolescent's use of Sexual and Reproductive Health services in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review

Onukwugha, F. I., Smith, L., Kaseje, D., Wafula, C., Kaseje, M., Orton, B., …Magadi, M. (2022). The effectiveness and characteristics of mHealth interventions to increase adolescent's use of Sexual and Reproductive Health services in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review. PLoS ONE, 17(1), Article e0261973. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261973

Factors associated with the timing and number of antenatal care visits among unmarried compared to married youth in uganda between 2006 and 2016

Agaba, P., Onukwugha, F., Magadi, M., & Misinde, C. (2021). Factors associated with the timing and number of antenatal care visits among unmarried compared to married youth in uganda between 2006 and 2016. Social Sciences, 10(12), Article 474. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10120474

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 PRB 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

PRB Policy Communication Fellow

2018

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