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Jegede Ayodele Samuel
Lecturer, University of Ibadan
Director, Research Management Office
Chairman, Social Science and Humanities Research Ethics Committee

Department of Sociology, Faculty of the Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Prof Jegede Ayodele Samuel received B.Sc. and MSc. degrees in Sociology/Anthropology and Medical Sociology/Anthropology from the Obafemi Awolowo University in year 1987 and 1989 respectively, and the MHSc degree in Medical Science (Bioethics) from the University of Toronto in year 2006 and Ph.D. degree in Medical Sociology/Anthropology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, in Year 1995.

In 1992, he joined the Department of Sociology, as a Lecturer, and in 2007 became a Professor. Since July 1992, he has been with the Department of Sociology, where he was an Assistant Lecturer, became a Reader in 2004, and a Professor in 2007. His current research interests includes Health System Research, Socio-cultural Determinants of health & illness, Community Engagement, Sexual and Population Health, Qualitative methodology, Research Ethics, Social, Cultural and Ethical Issues in Health Technology Delivery and Uptake, Urban Health Research, and Bioethics.

Prof. Jegede is a Member of the New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), Bioethics Society of Nigeria (BESON), African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG), Nigeria Bioethics Initiatives (NIBIN), International AIDS Society (IAS), International Sociological Association (ISA), and the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association (NASA).

S/N Universities Attended Country Degree Course Year of Award
1 University of Ibadan Nigeria PhD Medical Sociology and Anthropology 1995
2 University of Toronto Canada MHSc Health Science (Bioethics) 2006
3 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria MSc Medical Sociology and Anthropology 1989
4 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria BSc (Hon.) Medical Sociology and Anthropology 1987
5 School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London United Kingdom Postdoc Fellowship Medical Sociology and Anthropology 1995
Health System Research, Socio-cultural Determinants of health & illness, Community Engagement, Sexual and Population Health, Qualitative methodology, Research Ethics, Social, Cultural and Ethical Issues in Health Technology Delivery and Uptake, Urban Health Research, and Bioethics
  1. Akinyemi, R., Ojagbemi, A., Akinyemi, J. Ayodeji Salami, Funmi Olopade, Temitope Farombi, Michael Nweke, Ezinne Uvere, Mayowa Aridegbe, James Balogun, Godwin Ogbole, Ayodele Jegede, Rajesh Kalaria, Adesola Ogunniyi. Mayowa Owolabi, Oyedunni Arulogun. Gender differential in inclination to donate brain for research among Nigerians: the IBADAN Brain Bank Project. Cell Tissue Bank (2019).
  2. Akinyemi RO, Salami A, Akinyemi J, Ojagbemi A, Olopade F, Coker M, Farombi T, Nweke M, Arulogun O, Jegede A, Owolabi M, Kalaria RN, Ogunniyi A. (2019) Brain banking in low and middle-income countries: Raison D'être for the Ibadan Brain Ageing, Dementia And Neurodegeneration (IBADAN) Brain Bank Project. Brain Res Bull. 145: 136-141.
  3. Chitu Womehoma Princewill, Tenzin Wangmo, Ayodele Samuel Jegede, Anita Riecher-Rössler & Bernice Simone Elger (2019) Bride price payment and women’s autonomy: Findings from qualitative interviews from Nigeria, Women & Health, DOI:1080/03630242.2018.1549645 []
  4. Princewill CW, De Clercq E, Riecher-Rössler A, Jegede AS, Wangmo T, Elger BS. (2017) Education and Reproductive Autonomy: The Case of Married Nigerian Women. Narrat Inq Bioeth.; 7(3):231-244.
  5. Princewill C. W., Jegede A.S. & Wangmo T., Riecher-Rössler A. & Elger A. S. (2017). Autonomy and Reproductive Rights of Married Ikwerre Women in Rivers State, Nigeria. Bioethical Inquiry (2017) 14:205–215. DOI 10.1007/s11673-017-9779-8.
  6. Jegede Ayodele S.; Frederick O. Oshiname; Armande K. Sanou; JescaNsungwa-Sabiiti; IkeOluwapo O. Ajayi; MohamadouSiribie; ChinenyeAfonne; Luc Serme; Catherine O. Falade (2016) Assessing Acceptability of a Diagnostic and Malaria Treatment Package Delivered by Community Health Workers in Malaria-Endemic Settings of Burkina Faso, Nigeria, and Uganda. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2016 63 (suppl 5): S306-S311doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw630.
  7. Jegede A.S & Adegoke O.O. (2016) Advance Directive in End of Life Decision-Making among the Yoruba ofSouth-Western NigeriaBEOnline® Journal Vol. 3; No. 3:41-67.
  8. Princewill CW, Jegede AS, Nordström K, Lanre-Abass B, Elger BS.(2016) Factors Affecting Women's Autonomous Decision Making In Research Participation Amongst Yoruba Women Of Western Nigeria. Dev World Bioeth. Feb 12. doi: 10.1111/dewb.12112. [Epub ahead of print].
  9. Ogundairo JA, Jegede AS (2016) Socio-Cultural Challenges in Accessing Antenatal Care by Pregnant Fulani Women in Ibarapa Central Local Government, Oyo-State, Nigeria. Ann Public Health Res 3(3): 1043.
  10. JegedeAS, Adegoke OO, Ushie BA (2015) Awareness and Attitude of Social and Behavioural Scientists to Research Ethics in Nigerian Universities. BEOnline® Journal, Vol 2, No 2. DOI:
  11. Brieger WR, Sommerfeld JU, Amazigo UV; CDI Network: TaptueFotso JC, Kouambeng C, Coulibaly YI, Doumbia S, Diop S, Gologo A, Sangare M, Akogun OB, Adesina A, Njobdi A, Apake E, Okeibunor JC, Onyeneho NG, Nwaorgu OC, Massa K, Mubyazi G, Mwita A, Nnko E, Kaatano GM, Mwanga JR, Nsungwa-Sabiiti J, Aryaija W, Takougang I, Tchuikam L, Tandzon D, Tanneken F, Mwinzi PN, Alaii J, Ayisi J, Ogange L, Odhiambo G, Muok E, Karanja DM, Atuncha V, Makaula P, Banda HT, Mbera GB, Mangani C, Nkhono E, Jemu S, Muula AS, Adie HA, Igbang TU, Braide E, Okon OE, Edet E, Otu A, Joseph C, Sanda S, Adekeye O, Enwezor F, Isiyaku S, Ndyomugyenyi R, Kabali AT, Maketa V, Lubanza S, Lutumba P, Boelaert M, Maketa T, Baloji S, Vuna M, Magundu R, Adongo PB, Akweongo P, Awoonor-Williams K, Nang-Fobeih A, Dalaba M, Chatio S, Anaseba D, Nyaaba G, Hodgson A, Kennedy SB, Nisbett RA, Shannon FQ 2nd, Soko CB, Ajayi IO, Jegede AS, Falade CO. (2015) The Potential for Community-Directed Interventions: Reaching Underserved Populations in Africa.Int Q Community Health Educ.35(4):295-316. doi: 10.1177/0272684X15592757. Epub 2015 Jul 15.
  12. Aluko-Arowolo SO & Jegede AS (2014) The Effects of Native Culture and Religious Beliefs on Human Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment: A focus on the Ijebu people of Nigeria. African Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 4 Number 4 (2014) 88-102.
  13. Ushie BA, Salami KK, Jegede AS, Oyetunde M (2013) Patients' knowledge and perceived reactions to medical errors in a tertiary health facility in Nigeria. Afr Health Sci. 2013 Sep;13(3):820-8. doi: 10.4314/ahs.v13i3.43.
  14. Ajayi IO., Jegede AS., Falade CO. & Sommerfelds J. (2013) Assessing resources for implementing a Community Directed Intervention (CDI) strategy in delivering multiple health interventions in urban poor communities in South western Nigeria: A qualitative study. Journal of Infectious Disease of Poverty. 2:25. doi:10.1186/2049-9957-2-25.
  15. Ajayi IO, Jegede AS & Falade CO (2012) Sustainability of intervention for home management of Malaria: the Nigerian experience. Community Medicine & Health Educ, 2: 175: doi.10.4172/2161-0711-1000175.
  16. Jegede AS & Fayemiwo SA (2010) Cultural and Ethical Challenges of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Management of Infertility among the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria. J. Repro. Health. June 2010 14(2): 114 – 127.
  17. Fayemiwo S & Jegede AS (2010) Patriarchy and Women Enrolment into HIV Vaccine Trial Preparedness in a Nigerian Rural Community. AIDS Research and Human Retorviruses 26 (10), A101-A101
  18. Malomo A, Ogundiran T, Jegede A & Adejumo A (2009). Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Bioethics, International Stream at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics: The Nigeria Experience. J Acad Ethics; vol.6 (4):305-309
  19. Jegede AS (2009) African Ethics, Health Care Research, and community and individual Participation. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 44(2): 239 – 256.
  20. Jegede AS (2009) Ethics of Social and Behavioural Research in Cancer. J. Med. Med. Sci. (2009) 38, Suppl. 2:31-40. Review.
  21. Jegede AS (2009) Culture and Genetic Screening in Africa, Developing World Bioethics 9 (3):128-137.
  22. Jegede S (2008) Understanding Informed Consent for Participation in International Health Research. Developing World Bioethics, vol. 9(3): 81-87.
  23. Jegede AS (2007) What led to the Nigerian boycott of the polio vaccination campaign? PLoSMed vol. 4(3): 417
  24. Jegede AS (2008) Consent Seeking in Social and Behavioural Research in Non literate Communities. Ethics for Public Health Research in Africa. Proceedings of an International Workshop in collaboration with the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) of the World Health Organisation, with the support of the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria, April 21-23, 2008 pp. 35 – 40
  25. Jegede AS (2007) Breaking Bad News: Education and Couples’ Disclosure of HIV Status in Ibadan, Nigeria. Africa Journal of Psychological Studies and Social Issues, 1&2:126 – 142.
  26. Jegede AS (2004) Cultural Context of Ethical Issues in Social Science Research, In Falusi .G. (ed.) National Bioethics Training Workshop Proceedings 15 – 17 June 2004: 60 – 65.


  1. The World Academy of Sciences Prize in Social Science for 2019 by the World Academy of Science.
  2. The Nigeria Price for Science for 2017 by the Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG).
  3. Merit Prize for the 2nd World-wide competition for young Sociologists by the International Sociological Association (ISA), 1994.


  1. Member of the National Steering Committee on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Nigeria, 2019 - date. 
  2. Eminent member of the Committee for the Special Thematic Working Group on Maternal, Neonatal, Children and Women Health (STWG-MNCWH) by the Board of the University of Ibadan Research Foundation (UI-Research Foundation) and the Council of the Think Tank for Translating Research to Innovations, Strategies and Evidence for Policies in Nigeria, 2019 - date.
  3. Award of excellence for meritorious service, pragmatic leadership and immense contribution as the Dean of Faculty of the Social Sciences by the University of Ibadan, 2018.
  4. First Dr. Thompson Abayomi Oshin Guest Lecture honour by the University of Ibadan Chapter of the Physiotherapy Students Association in 2017.