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Oluwaseyi Dolapo Somefun

Postdoctoral fellow, University of the Western Cape

Oluwaseyi (Seyi) is a postdoctoral fellow, at the the School of Public Health, University of Western Cape (UWC) linked to the UKRI GCRF Accelerating Achievement for Africa’s Adolescents Hub. UWC is a research partner in the Hub, which is led by Oxford University. Seyi is involved in research investigating the cost-effectiveness and acceptability of interventions designed to improve the well being of adolescents in Africa. She has experience in both domestic and international settings. Her doctoral thesis applied a mixed method approach and engaged diverse young adults across different regions in Nigeria. Her central aim explored how young people overcome risks in the face of adversity and focused on issues like resilience and vulnerability. She plays an ongoing active role in several interdisciplinary research projects. The majority of these have been published in high ranking international and national accredited journals. Her scholarly interests range widely from adolescent sexual and reproductive health, social networks and mixed research methodology. She is strongly interested in improving health behaviors of adolescents through health communication and policy dissemination.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of the Western Cape
  • 2015–2019
    Research associate, University of Witwatersrand