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Mildred Oiza Ajebon
Research Fellow

Profile

Biography

Mildred is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Health Sciences. She has a background in geography, completing her undergraduate degree in geography and regional planning. She then trained in Geographical Information Systems.

Mildred completed her PhD in Human Geography in 2019 in the Department of Geography at Durham University. Her PhD was sponsored by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission in the UK. Her research project focused on child health inequalities at different spatial scales in Nigeria. 

Mildred started her teachng career at the Federal University of Technology, Minna. She later joined the University of Benin as a member of academic staff.

Qualifications

  • PhD Human Geography, Durham University, UK
  • MSc Geographical Information Systems (population health), University of Leeds, UK
  • MSc Geographical Information Systems (environment specialty), University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • BSc (Hons) Geography and Regional Planning, University of Benin, Nigeria

Research

Overview

Mildred has a strong interest in global health inequalities. As a Human Geographer, she is particularly interested in mixed-methods research for understanding the multiple pathways creating health inequalities in deprived multi-ethnic populations.

Projects

Research group(s)

Publications

Full publications list

External activities

Memberships

  • Royal Geographical Society with IBG, Individual Member
  • American Association of Geographers, Individual Member
  • Association of Nigerian Geographers, Individual Member
  • Nigerian Environmental Society, Individual Member

Invited talks and conferences

  • Ajebon M. O. (2018) Who has the final say? Women power and landscapes of under-five mortality in Nigeria. Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) Conference 2018, 28th August -  31st August, 2018, Royal Geographical Society Building, University of Cardiff, United Kingdom. http://conference.rgs.org/AC2018/277.
  • Ajebon M. O. (2017) Health Risk and Resilience in Nigeria: A postcolonial Perspective. Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) Conference 2017, 29th August -  1st September, 2017, Royal Geographical Society Building, Imperial College, South Kensington Campus, London, United Kingdom. http://conference.rgs.org/AC2017/205.
  • Ajebon M. O. (2017). Utilizing the concepts of risk and resilience in a non-western setting: experience from doing fieldwork in Nigeria. Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Postgraduate Forum, Durham University, 25th October, 2017.
  • Ajebon M. O. (2017). Health risk and resilience in Nigeria: a postcolonial perspective. Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Postgraduate Forum, Grey College, Durham University, 11th November, 2016.
  • Ajebon M. O. (2016) Strong in Broken Places? Geographical Analysis of Health Risk and Resilience in Nigeria, Wolfson Research Institute of Health and Wellbeing Early Stage Research Conference 2016, 8th June, 2016, Durham University Queens Campus, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
  • Ajebon M. O. (2016) Health and Wealth of Areas: Understanding Spatial Variations of Under-Five Mortality in Nigeria, Durham University Global Health Symposium 22nd March, 2016, Durham University, United Kingdom.
  • Ajebon M. O. (2015). Strong in broken places, geospatial analysis of health risk and resilience in Nigeria. Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Postgraduate Forum, Grey College, Durham University, 30th October, 2015.
  • Ajebon, M. O. and Norman, P. (2015). Can Administrative Data be used to create a Geodemographic Classification? In: GIS Research UK 23rd Annual Conference. 15th – 17th April, 2015. University of Leeds, UK.  GIS Research UK 2015 Proceedings 

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Dr Mildred Ajebon
Research Fellow