Dr Ifeoma Dan-Ogosi

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Ifeoma is a senior lecturer in Public Health at the School of Health and Social Wellbeing. She has a master's degree in public health and a PhD, both awarded by the University of East London (UEL). Her PhD thesis, "The Impact of Participatory Budgeting (PB) on Health and Wellbeing: A Qualitative Case Study of a Deprived Community in London", explored the processes through which the PB approach was applied in the Well London programme, a multi-component intervention operates to improve individual and community health and wellbeing.

Ifeoma is a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Having completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCERT) in 2019 at the University of Sunderland in London, she became a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA), confirming her commitment to learner experiences and life-long learning.

Ifeoma has 13 years of research and teaching experience in UK Higher Education. Before joining UWE in February 2023, she was the impact and evaluation manager for the Office of Student's Access and Participation Plan at UEL from 2019-2023. Her research focused on community engagement, asset-based and system-wide approaches to improving health and wellbeing, including the award-winning 'Well Communities' programme and evaluations shaping national policies, like the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and Public Health England.

Ifeoma's teaching experience spans eight years of leading modules and teaching at the University of East London, Middlesex University, and Sunderland University in London, as well as Public Health and Global Health at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She employs the critical pedagogy of Paolo Freire, Compassionate care and other inclusive teaching methodologies to ensure students' success and inclusivity.

At UWE, Ifeoma is a module leader for MSc Leadership for Public Health, BSc Public Health Leadership and Management, and MSc Organisational Leadership and Leadership for Change (Hainan-China). Ifeoma also contributes to several modules across the BSc apprenticeship and MSc, including Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases, Public Health Policy and Politics, Principles of Evidence-based Public Health, Health Promotion, and Research and Project Management Skills. Ifeoma has extensive skills and experience in supervising MSc and BSc research dissertations and is a mentor and coach to PhD students.                          

Ifeoma is committed to ensuring widening participation in higher education, especially for the neurodiverse and other underrepresented groups, while preparing our students for the future world of work involving multidisciplinary teams to tackle the social determinants of health and reduce inequalities. 

Ifeoma is open to PhD supervision in areas of public health relating to promoting health and preventing ill health, improving community health and wellbeing, systems evaluation and pedagogic research.


Area of expertise

Maintaining a social science research angle: Asset-based and bottom-up approaches to health promotion and prevention of ill health in underserved communities, community development approaches (e.g., community action), democratic innovations (e.g., participatory budgeting and self-governance mechanisms)  for health improvement of individual and community health and wellbeing, and health systems evaluation, mixed method research and pedagogic research to widen participation, support health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities in Higher education.


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