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Global Public Health Group

Global Public Health (Public Health in Developing Countries) Research Group The group offers a multidisciplinary approach to understanding critical global health issues and to address the inequalities in health which arise from them, particularly in developing countries. The group's activities are centred on two intersecting themes: a dynamic research agenda focused on conditions and illnesses that reflect the changing global burden of disease and social determinants of health and public policy. Our mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health, with particular attention to the world's poorest populations.


PhD students

  • Afnan Aljaffary
  • John Ndeyork


2009 – 2012. Alcohol and cannabis in a longitudinal perspective. Swedish Research Counci for Health, Working Life and Welfare. Peter Allebeck, Sven Andréasson, Anders Romelsjö, Tomas Hemmingsson, Peter Wennberg, Susanne Wicks, Diddy Antai. £210,000

2008 - 2010. Poverty and child mortality in different contexts. Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). Antai D. £125,000

2006 - 2008. Social determinants of under-five mortality in Nigeria. The Angels Trust, Sweden. Diddy Antai. £25,000.



Clifford G., Barrow G., Craig G.M., McCourt C. (2013) What are the benefits and barriers of communicating parental HIV status to seronegative children and the implications for Jamaica? A narrative review of the literature in low/middle income countries. West Indian Medical Journal 62, 4:

Marais B.J., Lönnroth K., Lawn S.D., Migliori G.B., Mwaba P., Glaziou P., Bates M., Colagiuri R., Zijenah L., Swaminathan S., Memish Z.A., Pletschette M., Hoelscher M., Abubakar I., Hasan R., Zafar A., Pantaleo G., Craig G. , Kim P., Maeurer M., Schito M., Zumla A.. (2013).Tuberculosis comorbidity with communicable and non-communicable diseases: integrating health services and control efforts. Lancet Infectious Diseases 13:436-48. 2008


Antai D. (2012) Gender inequities, relationship power, and childhood immunization uptake in Nigeria: a population-based cross-sectional study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2012; 16(2):e136-45. PMID: 22197748.

Namasivayam A, Osuorah D, Syed R, Antai D. (2012) The role of gender inequities in women’s access to reproductive healthcare: A population-level study of Namibia, Kenya, Nepal and India. International Journal of Women’s Health 2012:4 1–14.

Osuorah D, Antai D, Ezeudu C, Chukwujekwu E. (2012) Effect of maternal exposure to intimate partner violence on under-five mortality in Nigeria. Niger J Paed 2012; 39(3):97-104.

Zacarias AE, Macassa G, Svanström L, Soares JJF, Antai D. (2012) Symptoms of depression, anxiety, and somatization in female victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence in Maputo City, Mozambique. International Journal of Women’s Health 2012; 4:1-13.


Antai D. (2011) Controlling behavior, power relations within intimate relationships and intimate partner physical and sexual violence against women in Nigeria. BMC Public Health 2011; 11:511.

Antai D. (2011) Inequalities in under-5 mortality in Nigeria: Do ethnicity and socioeconomic position matter? Journal of Epidemiology 2011; 21(1):13-20.

Antai D. (2011) Regional inequalities in under-5 mortality in Nigeria: a population-based analysis of individual- and community-level determinants. Population Health Metrics 2011; 9:6.

Antai D. (2011) Rural-Urban Inequities in Childhood Immunisation in Nigeria: The Role of Community Contexts. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine 2011; 3(1), Art. #238, 8 pages.

Antai D. (2011) Traumatic physical health consequences of intimate partner violence against women: what is the role of community-level factors? BMC Women’s Health 2011; 11:56.


Antai D, Moradi T. (2010) Urban area disadvantage and under-5 mortality in Nigeria: the effect of rapid urbanization. Environmental Health Perspectives 2010; 118(6):877-83.

Antai D, Wedrén S, Bellocco R, Moradi T. (2010) Migration and child health inequities in Nigeria: a multilevel analysis of contextual- and individual-level factors. Tropical Medicine & International Health 2010; 15(12):1464-74.

Antai D. (2010) Migration and child immunization in Nigeria: individual- and community-level contexts. BMC Public Health 2010; 10:116.


Antai D (2009) Inequitable childhood immunization uptake in Nigeria: a multilevel analysis of individual and contextual determinants. BMC Infectious Disease 2009; 9:181.

Antai D, Antai J. Collective violence and attitudes of women toward intimate partner violence: Evidence from the Niger Delta. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9; 9:12.

Antai D, Antai J. (2009) Individual- and contextual-level determinants of social inequities in under-five mortality in Nigeria: differentials by religious affiliation of the mother. World Health Population 2008; 10(4):38-52.

Antai D, Ghilagaber G, Wedrén S, Macassa G, Moradi T. (2009) Inequities in under-five mortality in Nigeria: differentials by religious affiliation of the mother. Journal of Religion & Health 2009; 48(3):290-304.

Antai D, Wedrén S, Bellocco R, Moradi T. (2009) Ethnic disparities in child health in Nigeria: a multilevel analysis of individual and contextual factors. Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care 2009; 2(4): 39- 49.

Antai D. (2009) Faith and child survival: the role of religion in childhood immunization in Nigeria. Journal of Biosocial Science 2009; 41(1):57-76.

Ayiko R, Antai D, Kulane A. (2009) Trends and determinants of under-five mortality in Uganda. East African Journal of Public Health 2009; 6(2):136-40.


Antai DE, Antai JB. (2008) Attitudes of women toward intimate partner violence: a study of rural women in Nigeria. Rural and Remote Health 2008; 8(3):996.

Craig G.M. , Booth H., Hall J., Story A., Hayward A., Hall J., Goodburn A. , Zumla A. (2008). Establishing a new service role in tuberculosis care: the tuberculosis link worker. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 61(4), 413-424