Selected Student Projects


Doctoral graduates 2016

  1. Rampagane K.V. 2016. Marriage Dynamics and fertility in the era of HIV: A case study of Mahikeng Local Municipality, North West Province, South Africa. A PhD thesis submitted to North-West University, Mafikeng Campus as a fulfilment for the award of Doctor of Philosophy. The candidate will be admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of North-West University, Mafikeng Campus on 9th October 2016.
  2. Elizabeth Nansubuga. 2016.  Prevalence and predictors of maternal near miss in Central Uganda. A community approach. A PhD thesis submitted to North-West University, Mafikeng Campus as a fulfilment for the award of Doctor of Philosophy.
  3. Phidelia Doegah. 2016. The Relationship between Lifestyle Behaviours and Body Mass Index (BMI): The Case of Youth in Ghana. Thesis submitted for the degree Doctor of Philosophy in Population Studies at the (Mafikeng campus) of the North-West University (Supervised by Professor AY Amoateng).


Masters 2016

  1. Doni Joseph Mosimanekgosi. 2016. Exploring correlates of adolescent fertility in Malawi. A dissertation submitted as a partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master in Population and Sustainable Development in Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of North West University, Mafikeng Campus. The candidate will be admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of North-West University, Mafikeng Campus on 9th October 2016.
  2. Natal Ayiga & Godswill N. Osuafor. Religiosity and contextual factors on alcohol consumption among South African university students. Paper presented at the Southern African Population Association Conference at Witwatersrand University Johannesburg from 30th September to 2nd October, 2015. 
  3. Natal Ayiga. Financial abuse of older persons in South Africa. Pensioner financial abuse workshop at the Weill Cornell Medical College, University of Cornell, 6th -7th June 2016: New York, USA. Invite only workshop.


Selected Staff Publications

Prof AY Amoateng

  1. Amoateng, A.Y.  Sense of belonging and acceptance of diversity: The case of undergraduate students at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. South African Journal of Sociology, 47(2): 95-118.
  2. Heaton, T.B., Crookston, B., Pierce, H., and Amoateng, A.Y. Social inequality and children’s health in Africa: a cross sectional study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15:1-14.
  3. Amoateng, A.Y., Doegah, P.T., and Udomboso, C. Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Dietary Behaviour among Young Ghanaians Aged 15-34 Years. Journal of Biosocial Science, doi: 10.1017/S0021932016000456: 1-19.
  4. AY Amoateng and BMP Setlalentoa. 2017. Does religion affect alcohol and tobacco use among students at North-West University, South Africa?

Prof N. Ayiga

  1. Natal Ayiga & Stella Kigozi. 2016. Access to and uptake of contraception by women with disabilities. Journal of Social Sciences, 12(4): 171-181. DOI: 10.2844/jssp.2016.171.181.
  2. H. Bariagaber, M.F. Towongo&N. Ayiga. 2016. Determinants of the Disparities in Antenatal Care and Delivery Care Services in Uganda. Journal of Ethno-Medicine, 10(4): 411-424.
  3. Elizabeth Nansubuga, Natal Ayiga& Cheryl A. Moyer. 2016. Prevalence of maternal near miss and community-based risk factors in Central Uganda. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 135:214–220.
  4. Godswill Osuafor & Natal Ayiga. 2016. Risky Sexual Behaviour among married and cohabiting women and its implication for sexually transmitted infections in Mahikeng, South Africa. Sexuality & Culture 20:805-823. DOI 10.1007/s12119-016-9360-3.

Prof ES Idemudia

  1. Fagbamigbe, A.F., Adebayo, S.B. & Idemudia, E.S. (2016). Women Marital Status and HIV Prevalence in Nigeria: Ingredients for Evidence-based Programming. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Diseases (2016),
  2. Fagbamigbe, F.A. & Idemudia, E.S. (2016). Survival Analysis of Timing of First Childbirth and its Prognostic Factors in Nigeria. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16:102 DOI 10.1186/s12884-016-0895-y
  3. Lawal AM and Idemudia, ES (2016). Examining the influence of HIV Knowledge and Perceived Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS on Attitude towards Use of Personal Clipper in Ibadan, Nigeria. Gender & Behaviour, Gender & Behaviour 2016, 14(1), 6944-6951.
  4. Akinlo, A., Idemudia, E.S., Ogunjuyigbe, P.O. & Solanke, B.L. (2016) “Women’s empowerment Status and Exposure to Maternal Mortality risks in Nigeria”. Gender & Behaviour, 14 (1), Gender & Behaviour 2016, 14(1), 7085-7099
  5. Idemudia, E.S., Moamogwe, K. & Maepa, M. (2016). Dynamics of Gender, Age, Father Involvement and Adolescents’ Self-Harm and Risk-taking Behaviour in South Africa”. Gender & Behaviour 14(1), Gender & Behaviour 2016, 14(1), 6846-6859

Prof ME Palamuleni

  1. Titilayo A, Palamuleni ME and Omisakin O. 2016. “Socio demographic factors influencing adherence to antenatal iron supplementation recommendations among pregnant women in Malawi: Analysis of data from the 2010 Malawi Demographic and Health SurveyMalawi Medical Journal 23(4):104-108.
  2. Machila K and Palamuleni ME 2016 Rural-urban Differences in women use of postpartum care services in Malawi  Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association.
  3. Adebowale SA, Palamuleni ME, Yusuf BO, Okanlawon K (2016) “Women Educational Advancement In Sub-Saharan Africa: Situation Analysis Of Consequence Of Double Harmful Socio-Demographic Practices.” British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, Volume  18 Issue  4. Pp. 1-16.