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Biography

Abdul-Aziz Seidu is a Public Health Lecturer at the Division of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Australia. He has made remarkable contributions to teaching and research practices in public health. In addition to his role at the university, Abdul is a member of several prestigious organisations, including the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), the International Union of the Scientific Study of Populations (IUSSP), the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), and the sub-Saharan African University Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Network (SUBVERT). His expertise encompasses large public health survey dataset management, qualitative data analysis, and interdisciplinary research, all of which have solidified his reputation as a valuable asset in the realm of public health and academia.

Education and Expertise

Abdul-Aziz Seidu completed his bachelor’s degree in Population and Health at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, in 2015. His research project focused on healthcare-seeking behaviour among adolescents in Yamoransah, Ghana. He continued his academic journey by completing his MPhil in Population and Health at the same university in 2018, where he assessed the utilisation of sexual and reproductive health services among young people with disabilities in Ghana. In 2019, he also completed his Post-graduate Diploma in Education program at the University of Cape Coast.

In 2020, Abdul enrolled in a PhD (Public Health) program at the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Australia. Currently, he is in his final year, and his PhD project is titled “Impact of Health Policies and Interventions on the Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes Among Persons with Disabilities in Ghana.” Throughout these various research projects, Abdul employs both quantitative and qualitative study designs and data analysis methods to achieve the research objectives.

Teaching and Mentorship

As a dedicated public health expert, teacher, and researcher, Abdul is highly regarded for his ability to impart knowledge and promote critical thinking among students. He excels in effectively conveying complex public health and research concepts in simple terms for students at various levels to understand. Most students have described Abdul-Aziz as a very engaging and passionate lecturer.

Driven by a passion for mentorship, Abdul, along with Dr. Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, has established a mentorship group for young academics to train them on how to conduct impactful public health research using various data analysis tools. Abdul also engages students through interactive teaching methods, encourages independent research, and provides personalised guidance to nurture their development as aspiring health experts and researchers.

Research Excellence

Abdul is a member of the Public Health and Tropical Medicine Research Methods Group (PHTMRMG) and the Global Burden of Disease  Collaborative Network. His notable contributions include research ideas conceptualisation,  sourcing appropriate data, data management and analysis, sourcing funds, manuscripts submissions and correspondence. His studies have been published in reputable peer-reviewed scientific journals, highlighting his dedication to knowledge creation and his commitment to the general scientific community and research practices.

Abdul has collaborated extensively with interdisciplinary teams, working closely with Epidemiologists, Virologist, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Environmental scientists, and Healthcare professionals. His research interests include sexual and reproductive health and rights, disability and health, social determinants of health, maternal and child health, and gender-based violence, as well as women's empowerment.

Professional Engagement and Leadership

Abdul demonstrates active engagement in international conferences, workshops, and scientific forums, employing these platforms to disseminate his research findings and cultivate collaborative networks. He endeavors to maintain a leading role in the field of public health, actively contributing to the evolution of methodologies and theoretical frameworks within this discipline. Furthermore, he is an Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research and Frontiers in Public Health, in addition to serving as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals.

Interests
Research
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Disability and health
  • Maternal and child health
  • Gender-based violence
  • Women empowerment
  • Social determinants of health
Experience
  • 2024 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2022 to 2024 - Research Officer, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2021 to 2024 - Research and Development Coordinator, Takoradi Technical University, CEGENDA (Takoradi, Ghana)
  • 2023 - Casual Academic(Tutor-Health Professional Research 2), Jame Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2023 - Casual Academic(Tutor-Health Professional Research 1), Jame Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2023 - Casual Academic(Tutor-Biostatistics for Public Health), Jame Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2023 - Casual Academic(Tutor-Epidemiology for Public Health), Jame Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2021 to 2022 - Lecturer, Takoradi Technical University (Takoradi, Ghana)
  • 2016 to 2020 - Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Cape Coast (Cape Coast, Ghana)
  • 2015 to 2016 - Teaching Assistant, University of Cape Coast (Cape Coast, Ghana)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Publications

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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
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