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Yetunde John-Akinola

Department of Health Promotion and Education, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Yetunde John-Akinola

Yetunde John-Akinola, BSc, MPH, Health Promotion and Education
Lecturer, Department of Health Promotion and Education, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
PhD Research Fellow, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research, Discipline of Health Promotion, School of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway

After my postgraduate study, I worked for five years as a researcher on HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Young People both at NGO levels and the research centre of the Department of Health Promotion University of Ibadan, Nigeria. I joined the University of Ibadan as a lecturer in Health Promotion in 2007 and have since then continued researching and lecturing on Health Promotion and Population and Reproductive Health.

I am currently a PhD Research Fellow at the National University of Ireland Galway Ireland and a working member of the Health Behaviour in School- aged children (HBSC) in Ireland, which research study aims to gain new insight into, and increase the understanding of young people's health and well-being, health behaviours and their social context. I would like to conduct research that promotes the sexual and reproductive health of children, adolescents and young people. I am interested in research that reflects building healthy public policy, strengthening community action and developing personal skills on the sexual and reproductive health of young people.

Publications in journals

  • Oladepo O, Ricketts OL, John-Akinola Y. Knowledge and utilization of cervical cancer screening services among Nigerian students. Int Q Community Health Educ. 2008-2009;29(3):293-304.