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Prof Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala

Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Ngianga-Bakwin is Professor of Biostatistics at Northumbria University, UK.

Prior to this, he worked as Head of the Health Economics and Evidence Synthesis Research Unit at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg and was an Associate Professor in Health Technology Assessment, a joint appointment with the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick.

He has previously worked in many academic institutions and in various positions as a Medical Statistician at the University of Southampton and King’s College London; a Mellon Foundation Fellow at the University of Montreal, Canada; Associate Professor at the University of Botswana and Associate Lecturer at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is also affiliated with the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa as a Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics. He obtained a PhD in Economics/Statistics from the University of Munich (LMU) in Germany in February 2002.

For the past 18 years, his main research interests are in Bayesian statistical methods and their application to epidemiology and health, in particular, addressing maternal and child health and a variety of health-related health inequalities both in the developing countries and command economies, using large scale household data.

Kandala has published widely in high impact peer review journals in both the field of Statistics and health in diverse populations. His current research interests include, Bayesian modelling and diseases mapping, statistical methods applied to epidemiology, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, meta-analysis, Bayesian spatial Analysis, Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment.

In addition to his book published with Springer Science on ‘Advance Techniques in modelling Maternal and child health in Africa’ (2014), his latest published book by the same publisher is titled “Female Genital Mutilation Around The World: Analysis of Medical Aspects, laws and Practice” (2018).

His current research interests include, Bayesian modelling and diseases mapping, statistical methods applied to epidemiology, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, meta-analysis, Bayesian spatial Analysis, Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment.

Campus Address

Ellison Building D, Room D218
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

Qualifications

  • Economics PhD June 30 2002
  • Information not provided Royal Statistical Society (RSS) 2010

Professional Activity

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Community Influences on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Kenya, Grose, R., Hayford, S., Cheong, Y., Garver, S., Kandala, N., Yount, K. 1 Mar 2019, In: Journal of Health and Social Behavior
  • Trends in female genital mutilation/cutting in Senegal: what can we learn from successive household surveys in sub-Saharan African countries?, Kandala, N., Shell-duncan, B. 30 Jan 2019, In: International Journal for Equity in Health
  • Childhood football play and practice in relation to self-regulation and national team selection; a study of Norwegian elite youth players, Erikstad, M., Høigaard, R., Johansen, B., Kandala, N., Haugen, T. 2018, In: Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Co-morbidity of malnutrition with falciparum malaria parasitaemia among children under the aged 6–59 months in Somalia, Kinyoki, D., Moloney, G., Uthman, O., Odundo, E., Kandala, N., Noor, A., Snow, R., Berkley, J. 6 Jul 2018, In: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
  • Do education and urbanism really contribute to reduce xenophobia in African societies? evidence from Botswana, Campbell, E., Kandala, N., Oucho, J. 2 Jan 2018, In: Migration and Development
  • Geographical variation of overweight, obesity and related risk factors, Samouda, H., Ruiz-Castell, M., Bocquet, V., Kuemmerle, A., Chioti, A., Dadoun, F., Kandala, N., Stranges, S. 14 Jun 2018, In: PLoS One
  • HIV Epidemic Heterogeneity in Zimbabwe: Evidence from successive Demographic Health Surveys, Oseni, Z., Seedat, F., Kandala, N. 15 Jan 2018, In: Journal of Biosocial Science
  • Magnitude and pattern of hypertension in the Niger Delta: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of community-based studies, Ezejimofor, M., Uthman, O., Chen, Y., Ezejimofor, B., Ezeabasili, A., Stranges, S., Kandala, N. Jun 2018, In: Journal of Global Health
  • Private retail drug shops, Mayora, C., Kitutu, F., Kandala, N., Ekirapa-Kiracho, E., Peterson, S., Wamani, H. 9 Jul 2018, In: BMC Health Services Research
  • Real-time polymerase chain reaction tests versus antenatal culture tests for the screening of maternal group B Streptococcus colonisation in labour, Seedat, F., Cooper, J., Uthman, O., Takwoingi, Y., Robinson, E., Kandala, N., Stranges, S., Taylor-Phillips, S. 2 May 2018, In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

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Glory Atilola Start: 01/03/2017


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