Faculty of the Social Sciences
Department of Sociology
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]
Prof. Ayodele Samuel Jegede is a Professor teaching medical sociology/ anthropology and bioethics at the University of Ibadan. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Medical Sociology/Anthropology and MHSc degree in Medical Science. Prof. Jegede was a Fogarty Scholar at the Joint Centre for Bioethics, Institute of Medical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada in 2005/2006.. Prof. Jegede received the following honors and scholarships: Foreign Guest Scientist Honor at the International Conference on Genetics of the Peoples of Africa and the Transatlantic African Diaspora at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, 2012; the Wellcome Trust scholarship for the Biomedical Summer School on âPublic Health: Justice, Autonomy and the Common Goodâ in 2007; Fogarty Scholar at the Joint Centre for Bioethics, Institute of Medical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto 2005/2006; the UNFPA Membership Scholarship of the IUSSP for 2005 to 2009; CODESRIA Scholarship for the Youth and HIV/AIDS in Africa Training Institute in 2003; Fellowship of the Salzburg Seminar session 400 on âNew Trends and Innovations in Health Professions Educationâ in 2002; Leventis Scholar at the Centre for African studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 1995; Merit Award of the International Sociological Associationâs (ISA) for the 2nd World-wide competition for young Sociologists in Germany in 1994; the British Council Chevening Travel scholarship in 1994; Commerce Bank Nigeria Plc. Travel Scholarship to Germany in 1994; the University of Ibadan Teaching Assistanceship Award in 1990; and PhD thesis Scholarship Award of the Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in 1991. Prof. Jegede started his teaching career at as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan in July 1992. He is currently Head of the Department. Prof. Jegede is also a Course Director at the Centre for West African Bioethics Training Programme, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan where he teaches Research Ethics. He has taught in other Universities within and outside the country. Since obtaining Ph.D. Prof. Jegede has worked extensively on cultural and political dynamics of childhood immunization uptake, reproductive health including HIV/AIDS, child care practices including food taboos in child care and rearing, force-feeding practice, breastfeeding, medical decision making about children, Community Directed Intervention (CDI) for communicable disease in urban areas; Malaria and mental health. Prof. Jegede has completed many funded projects with Malaria Consortium through Support for National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP); World Health Organization (WHO); Department for International Development (DFID); Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA); Family Health International (FHI) and United Nations Fund for Children Education (UNICEF) to mention but a few. Prof. Jegede has authored or co-authored 9 books including the Macmillan Brilliant Primary Social Studies series. He has published more than 70 articles in reputable journals locally and international. In fact, one of his articles was cited and admitted as expert resource material at the United State of Americaâs Supreme Court in 2012 and reviewed by the Wall Street Journal in the United State and the British Broadcasting Corporation (Africa Programme) in 2007. Prof. Jegede is a member of reputable learned societies including the Partnership for Social Sciences in Malaria Control (PSSMC) of the Network of Social Scientists in Malaria Control of the Tropical Disease Research (TDR) World Health Organization (WHO); International Sociological Association (ISA), International AIDS Society (IAS) and Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association (NASA) among many others. Prof. Jegede is An Associate Member (Silver) of the Nigerian Red Cross.
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