Project Description


Research Ethics and Training Activities of Ademola J. Ajuwon, MPH, PhD



Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion and Education
African Regional Health Education Center,
Department of Health Promotion & Education,
College of Medicine, University of Ibadan


Contact Information:

Dr. Ademola J. Ajuwon,
Department of Health Promotion & Education,
College of Medicine,
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Phone: 234-2241-3987
Mobile: 234-803-489-2561
Fax: 234-241-2-241-1768; 2241-3545



B.Sc. (Sociology), 1984, University of Lagos, Akoka
MPH (Health Education), 1990, University of Ibadan
PhD (Public Health Education), 2000, University of Ibadan


Research Interests:

My research interests are adolescent sexuality, HIV/AIDS prevention, and research ethics. I have previously completed exploratory research in the areas of sexual coercion among in and out of school adolescents. I have also conducted intervention research on different approaches to improving adolescent sexuality behavior. My area of focus in ethics is capacity development. He routinely conducts training workshops and seminar on ethical issues.

Between December 2003 and February 2004, I organized three rounds of training workshops on research ethics attended by 133 social scientists, clinicians, and laboratory scientists drawn from the University of Ibadan and other non-governmental agencies. The project was funded by the Wellcome Trust of England and the American Fogarty International Center. In June 2004, I co-facilitated a national workshop for clinicians and scientists. Other training programs I co-facilitated in 2004 were targeted at obstetricians and gynecologists from selected institutions in Lagos, Ibadan and Abeokuta and clinicians at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.


Selected Publications:

Ajuwon AJ, Akin-Jimoh I, Olley BO and Akintola O. Perceptions of sexual coercion: Learning from young persons in Ibadan, Nigeria. Reproductive Health Matters, 2001, 9 (17): 128-136.

Ajuwon AJ, Fawole OI and Osungbade KO. Knowledge about AIDS and risky sexual behaviors for HIV among young female hawkers in motor-parks and bus stations in Ibadan, Nigeria. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 2001, 20 (2): 131-141

Ajuwon AJ, Olley BO, Akin-Jimoh I and Akintola, O. The experience of sexual coercion among adolescents in Ibadan, Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 2001, 5(3): 120-131

Fawole OI, Ajuwon AJ, Osungbade KO and Faweya OC. Prevalence of violence against young female hawkers in three cities in southwestern Nigeria. Health Education, 2002, 102(5): 230-238.

Ajuwon AJ, McFarland W, Hudes ES, Adedapo S, Okikiolu T and Lurie P. HIV risk-related behavior, sexual coercion, and implications for prevention strategies among female apprentice tailors in Ibadan, Nigeria. AIDS and Behavior, 2002; 6 (3): 229-235

Fawole O, Ajuwon AJ, Osungbade KO and Faweya O. Interventions for violence prevention among female hawkers in motor-parks in South-Western Nigeria: A Review of Effectiveness. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 2003, 7 (1): 71-82

Ajuwon AJ, Olley BO, Akintola O and Akin-Jimoh I. Sexual coercion in adolescents: exploring the experiences of rape victims in Ibadan, Nigeria. Health Education, 2004, 104 (1):8-17

Isibor D and Ajuwon AJ. Knowledge about AIDS and attitude to persons living with HIV among journalists in Ibadan, Nigeria, African Journal of Reproductive Health, 2004, 8 (2): 101-110

Nwokoji, UA and Ajuwon AJ. Knowledge about AIDS and HIV Risk-related Sexual behavior among Nigerian naval personnel, Biomed Central Journal (Public Health), 2004, 4:24