Monica A. Magadi, PhD

Professor of Social Research
Department of Social Research
School of Social Sciences
University of Hull
Hull HU6 7RX
UK

Biography

Dr. Monica is a Professor of Social Research in the School of Social Sciences, University of Hull. 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). Monicas research focuses on international population health, especially reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa, including maternal/child health, HIV/AIDS, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health. She has published extensively in these areas. 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.

Research Interest

Her research interest include: Specific areas of research interest focus on international population health and include: HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, Adolescent sexual and reproductive health, Maternal, newborn and child health, Reproductive health research in sub-Saharan Africa, including family planning and unintended fertility.
Research methods expertise includes: Statistical modelling, including multilevel analysis, Quantitative secondary analysis of large-scale surveys, including longitudinal data, Survey research design and evaluation research.

Scientific Activities

RESEARCH GRANTS/ AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS/ SCHOLARSHIPS

• (2007-2010) HIV/AIDS and well-being of children in sub-Saharan Africa a cross-national comparative analysis Research grant by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC). I was the Principal Investigator. (GB£ 313,574)
• (2005-2006) The Link between HIV/AIDS and Fertility Patterns in Kenya Research grant from USAID, through the Measure Evaluation project of the University of North Carolina, USA. I was the Principal Investigator. (US$ 60,000)
• (2005-2006) Timing and sequence of familial transitions and the risk of Poverty in Europe, sponsored by the Euro Panel Users Network (EPUNET)
• (2002-2005) Adolescent Safe Motherhood Study in the South Nyanza Region of Kenya World Health Organization (WHO) research grant to the African Population and Health Research Center. I was the principal investigator on the project. (US$ 75,000)
• (1999-2001) Two-year Population Council Post-doctoral Fellowship (The Population Council / African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya)
• (1998-1999) The Population Council Fellowship for PhD dissertation writing (University of Southampton, UK)
• (1996-1998) Research Studentship by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Southampton (UK) for MPhil/PhD program
• (1994-1995) Kenya Maternal Mortality Baseline Survey 1994. Research grant to the Population Studies and Research Institute of the University of Nairobi by UNICEF, Kenya Country Office. I developed the proposal and coordinated the project
• (1994-1995) Status of Women and Infant/Child Health in Kenya with particular reference to the High Mortality Zone in Nyanza Province. Research award by the Union for African Population Studies Small Grants Programme on Population and Development
• (1991-1992) The Impact of AIDS on some Urban Households in Kenya with particular reference to Female Headed Households Funded through research grant by the Overseas Development Group and Ford Foundation
• (1990-1991) Attitudes of Medical Personnel in Nairobi, Kenya Towards Abortion Research grant by the Population Council
• (1987-1989) The University of Nairobi Scholarship for the MSc. programme in Population Studies

Publications

Selected peer-reviewed publications

Peer-review Journals

1. Magadi, MA, Uchudi J. Onset of sexual activity among adolescents in HIV/AIDS-affected households in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Biosocial Science. 2014. doi: 10.1017/S0021932014000200
2. Magadi MA. Migration as a risk factor of HIV infection among youths in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from the DHS. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2013; 648: 136-158. doi: 10.1177/0002716213482440
3. Magadi MA. The Disproportionate High Risk of HIV Infection Among the Urban Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS and Behaviour. 2013; 17(5): 1645-1654. doi: 10.1007/s10461-012-0217-y.
4. Uchudi J, Magadi M, Mostazir M. A multilevel analysis of the determinants of high risk sexual behavior in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Biosocial Science. 2012; 44: 289-311. doi: 10.1017/S0021932011000654
5. 6. Magadi MA. Household and community HIV/AIDS status and child malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa . Social Science & Medicine. 2011; 73: 436-446. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.05.042
7. Magadi MA. Understanding the gender disparity in HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from the DHS. Sociology of Health and Illness. 2011; 33(4): 522-539.
8. Magadi MA. A cross-national analysis of the risk factors of malnutrition among children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from the DHS. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 2011; 16(5): 570-578.
9. Magadi MA, Desta M. A multilevel analysis of the determinants and cross-national variations of HIV seropositivity in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from the DHS Health and Place. 2011; 17(5): 1067-1083. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.06.004
10. Magadi MA, Olayo R. Household HIV/AIDS status and sexual debut among adolescents in Kenya . African Population Studies. 2011; 25(2): 457-470.
11. Magadi MA, Agwanda A. Investigating the association between HIV/AIDS and recent fertility patterns in Kenya . Social Science and Medicine. 2010; 71(2): 335-344. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.03.040
12. Magadi MA. The Risk Factors of Severe Child Poverty in the UK. Journal of Social Policy. 2010; 39(2): 297-316. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279409990651
13. Magadi MA, Agwanda A . Determinants of transitions to first sexual intercourse, marriage and pregnancy among female adolescents: Evidence from South Nyanza, Kenya. Journal of Biosocial Science. 2009; 41(3): 409-427. doi: 10.1017/S0021932008003210
14. Magadi MA, Agwanda A, Obare F. A comparative analysis of the use of maternal health services between teenagers and older mothers in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). Social Science and Medicine. 2007; 64: 1311-1325.
15. Magadi MA, Agwanda A, Obare F, Taffa N. Size of newborn and Caesarean section deliveries among teenagers in sub-Saharan Africa . Journal of Bio social Science. 2007; 39: 175-187. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021932006001313
16. Magadi MA., Poor pregnancy outcomes among adolescents in the South Nyanza region of Kenya . African Journal of Reproductive Health. 2006; 10(1): 26-38.
17. Amuyunzu-Nyamongo MK, Magadi MA. Sexual privacy and early sexual debut in Nairobi informal settlements . Community, Work and Family. 2006; 9(2): 143-158.
18. Obare F, Agwanda A, Magadi MA. Gender-Role Attitudes and Reproductive Health Communication among Female Adolescents in South Nyanza, Kenya. African Population Studies. 2006; 21(1): 37-54.
19. Kandala NB, Magadi MA,Madise NJ. An Investigation of District Spatial Variations of Childhood Diarrhoea and Fever Morbidity in Malawi . Social Science and Medicine. 2006; 62(5): 1138-1152. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.028
20. Magadi MA. Maternal and child health among the urban poor in Nairobi, Kenya. African Population studies Supplement B, Population and Health Issues in Africa. 2004; 19: 179-198.
21. Magadi MA, Diamond I, Madise N, Smith P. Pathways of the Determinants of Unfavourable Birth Outcomes in Kenya Journal of Biosocial Science. 2004; 36(2): 153-176.
22. Magadi MA, Zulu E, Brockerhoff M. The Inequality of Maternal Health in Urban sub-Saharan Africa . Population Studies. 2003; 57(3): 349-368.
23. Ngom P, Magadi MA, Owuor T. Parental Presence and Adolescent Reproductive Health among the Nairobi Urban Poor. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2003; 33(5): 369-377. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1054-139X(03)00213-1
24. Magadi MA, Curtis S. Trends and Determinants of Contraceptive Method Choice in Kenya. Studies in Family Planning. 2003; 34(3): 149-159.
25. Magadi MA. Unplanned Childbearing in Kenya: The Socio-demographic Determinants and the Extent of Repeatability among Women . Social Science and Medicine. 2003; 56: 167-178.
26. Magadi MA, Diamond I, Madise N. Factors Associated with Unfavourable Birth Outcomes in Kenya . Journal of Biosocial Science. 33(2): 199-225. Also published in Digest: Hollander, D(2001) In Kenya, the Risk of poor Birth Outcomes is Highest for a Womans First Child. International Family Planning Perspectives. 2001; 27(3): 156-157.
27. Magadi MA, Diamond I, Madise N. Analysis of Factors Associated with Maternal Mortality in Kenyan Hospitals. Journal of Biosocial Science. 2001; 33(3): 375-391. doi: http://dx.doi.org/DOI:10.1017/S0021932001003753
28. Magadi MA, Diamond I, Rodrigues R. The Determinants of Delivery Care in Kenya . Social Biology. 2000; 47(3-4): 164-188.
29. Magadi MA, Madise N, Rodrigues R. Frequency and Timing of Antenatal Care in Kenya: explaning the variations between women of different communities . Social Science and Medicine. 2000; 51(4): 551-561. doi: 10.1016/S0277-9536(99)00495-5
30. Magadi MA. The Impact of AIDS on some Urban Households in Kenya with particular reference to Female Headed Households . African Urban Quarterly. 1992; 7(3&4): 285-288.

Other Publications

31. Magadi,M, Mostazir M. Sexual Behaviour Risk Factors of HIV Infection Across Countries and Regions in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Ed) Leon V. Berhardt Advances in Medicine and Biology. 2011; 28: 229-248.
32. Magadi M, Middleton S. Severe Child Poverty in the UK. Save the Children Fund, London, UK. 2007.
33. Pound EY, Chzen M, Magadi VH, et al. Evaluation of the Adult Learning Grant Cohort 2 (Wave 2) Learning and Skills Council. National Office, Coventry. 2007.
34. Magadi M, Beckhelling J. The use of the Discretionary Social Fund across families: evidence from the Expenditure and Food Surveys. CRSP Research Report 4. 2006.
35. Magadi MY, Chzen E, Pound VH, et al. Evaluation of the Adult Learning Grant Cohort 1 (Waves 1 and 2) Learning and Skills Council. National Office, Coventry. 2006.
36. Pound EY, Chzen M, Magadi VH, et al. Evaluation of the Adult Learning Grant Cohort 2 (Wave 1) Learning and Skills Council. National Office, Coventry. 2006.
37. Legge KE, Magadi MA, Phung V, et al. New Deal for Disabled People: Survey of Registrants – report of Cohort 3, Corporate Document Services, Leeds. 2006.
38. Legge K, Hartfree Y, Stafford B, et al. The Social Fund: Current role and future direction. Joseph Rowntree Foundation. 2006.
39. Roberts S, Ivaldi A, Magadi M, Phung V, Stafford B. The Public Sector and Equality for Disabled People. Department for Work and Pensions. 2006; 343.
40. Magadi M, Middleton S. Britains Poorest Children Revisited: Evidence from the BHPS (1994-2002), CRSP Research Report 3, Save the Children, CRSP. Loughborough University. 2005.
41. Magadi M. Zulu EM, Ezeh AC, Curtis S. Contraceptive Use Dynamics in Kenya: Further Analysis of Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Data. African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and MEASURE Evaluation Project. Nairobi, Kenya. 2001.
42. Magadi M. Socio-cultural, Economic and Demographic Characteristics of AIDS Patients in Kenya in ABC. (Ed) Ayayo O. Population Health and Development in Africa: Anthropological Perspectives. P.S.R.I. University of Nairobi, Kenya. 2001; 127-132.
43. Magadi M. Involving Men in Family Planning in Africa: Lessons for Kenyan Family Planning Programme. (Eds) Oucho JO. Population and Development in Kenya. Population Studies and Research Institute, University of Nairobi, Kenya. 2000; 77-105.
44. Magadi M. Analysis of Data with Hierarchical Structure in Kenyas Population Prospects: Now and beyond – Selected Papers from the Second Population Association of Kenya Conference, Nairobi, January 2000. Population Association of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya. 2000; 47-55.
45. Magadi M. Status of Women and Infant/Child Health in Kenya with Particular Reference to the High Mortality Zone in Nyanza Province. Union for African Population Studies – Study Report Number 26. Dakar – Ponty, Senegal. 1997.
46. Magadi M, Kuyoh M. Abortion: Attitudes of Medical Personnel in Nairobi in Khama Rogo. (Eds) Leonard A, Muia E. Unsafe Abortion in Kenya. Findings from Eight Case Studies. Population Council, Nairobi, Kenya. 1996.
47. Magadi MA. HIV/AIDS and contraceptive method choice: Demographic and socio-economic correlates of contraceptive method choice among HIV-positive women practising family planning in Kenya. HIV/AIDS Res Treat Open J. 2016; 3(1): 1-12. doi: 10.17140/HARTOJ-3-119