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Professor Monica Magadi

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Monica Magadi

Professor of Social Research and Population Health

Biography 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).
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
Teaching and Learning 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)