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 Abubakar Sadiq

Abubakar Sadiq

PhD student


 +44 (0) 1392 722835

 College House 2.03


College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


I graduated with a degree in Medicine from Bayero University, Kano. I practised for two years as a medical doctor before joining School of Health and Related Research of the University of Sheffield for a master degree in Public Health, where I graduated with a distinction. I started my PhD in University of Exeter Medical School funded by National Institute for Health Research, School for Public Health Research (NIHR, SPHR) in November 2014.

My research interests include Public Health; Disease Prevention Among High Risks Population; Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health; HIV Prevention; Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention; Public Health Interventions Design, Implementation and Evaluation; Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis; Case Study Research; and Qualitative Research.


Research interests

The aim of my PhD research is to provide evidence-based recommendations for designing, implementing and evaluating school-based sexual and reproductive health education in sub-Saharan Africa to maximise effectiveness. The initial project involves a systematic review of interventions implemented and evaluated to determine features associated with effectiveness. This is then followed by case studies of some outstanding interventions to further explore factors associated with effective development, implementation and evaluation. Finally, another project exploring researchers’ experiences with designing, implementing and evaluating such interventions is underway.

Supervisors: Professor Charles Abraham and Dr Sarah Denford


Sani, A.S., Abraham, C., Denford, S. and Ball, S., 2016. School-based sexual health education interventions to prevent STI/HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health, 16(1), p.1069


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