Anthony Idowu Ajayi

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, African Population and Health Research Center

Anthony Ajayi is a postdoctoral fellow in Population Dynamics and Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit at APHRC. He provides support in evidence generation, through policy review and primary research, program design and implementation in family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Health Sociology from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa (2017), and a Master of Science degree in Demography and Population Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2012). Before joining APHRC, Anthony was a research fellow and a lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Fort Hare, South Africa, where he taught research methods from 2017-2019. He has and continues to mentor several postgraduate students. Anthony is driven by the quest to generate evidence that would shape policies, make the society more inclusive, and ensure the wellbeing of all. In 2018 and 2019, he was recognized by Publons for placing in the top 1% of global peer reviewers and currently serves on the editorial boards of BMC Public Health and AIDS and Behavior.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Scientist, African Population and Health Research Center
  • 2017–2019
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Fort Hare


  • 2017 
    University of Fort Hare, Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences (Health Sociology)
  • 2012 
    University of Ibadan, Masters of Science (Demography and Population Studies)
  • 2009 
    Ekiti State University , Bachelor of Science (Sociology)

Professional Memberships

  • International AIDS Society
  • South African Sociology Association