Professor Monica Magadi

Professor Monica Magadi

Professor of Social Research and Population Health

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Criminology, Sociology and Policing

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Southampton)
  • BSc (Kenyatta University)
  • MSc (University of Nairobi)

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).

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)

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Predictors of health facility childbirth among unmarried and married youth in Uganda

Agaba, P., Magadi, M., & Orton, B. (2022). Predictors of health facility childbirth among unmarried and married youth in Uganda. PLoS ONE, 17(4), Article e0266657. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0266657

Perspectives of stakeholders of the free maternity services for mothers in western Kenya: lessons for universal health coverage

Ochieng, B. M., Kaseje, M., Kaseje, D. C. O., Oria, K., & Magadi, M. (2022). Perspectives of stakeholders of the free maternity services for mothers in western Kenya: lessons for universal health coverage. BMC health services research, 22(1), Article 226. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-07632-z

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

A Multilevel Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Childbearing in Malawi

Chintsanya, J., Magadi, M., & Likupe, G. (2021). A Multilevel Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Childbearing in Malawi. Social Sciences, 10(8), Article 303. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10080303

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.

Recent completed 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

Martin Marufu Gazimbi, HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Utilisation in Zimbabwe: An Insight from Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Surveys

Peninah Agaba, Utilization of Maternal Healthcare Services Among Unmarried Adolescents in Uganda

Current PhD supervisions

Franklin Onukwugha, Adolescent Preference of and Access to Sexual Health Services: Strengthening Public Voice in Shaping Sexual Health Services in Nigeria

Simon Godobo Tapiwanashe. Exploring Gender Disparities and Bias in Leadership in Higher Education in the UK