Dr Franklin Onukwugha is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research (ICAHR), University of Hull UK, and the lead coordinator for the Hull Global Health Research Network (GHRN). He is also an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sunderland in London. He has more than 15 years of international research experience in the area of global public health, focusing mainly on adolescent sexual/reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and maternal/child health in sub-Saharan Africa. He has led and collaborated on many Global Health projects mainly in Kenya and Nigeria. His PhD (in Social Policy) underpinned by the Socio-ecological Model examined the determinants of adolescents’ access and utilisation of Sexual and Reproductive Health services in Nigeria. Scholarly outputs from this work have been published in high impact journals. He is a mixed methods researcher with expertise in statistical modelling of population-level data, qualitative research and systematic reviews. He has received several prestigious awards/fellowships including the Common Wealth Early Career Academic Grants and the Population Reference Bureau Policy Communication Fellowship sponsored by USAID in partnership with the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP). He is passionate about bridging the gaps between research, policy and practice in low- and mid-income countries.