INASP Associate
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Oluwaseyi Somefun (Seyi) is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and an AuthorAID Steward. Seyi is a regular contributor to AuthorAID courses and to the community as a whole. A demographer by training, her research interests lie in young people’s health and wellbeing. She holds first degrees from the universities of Benson Idahosa and Obafemi Awolowo in Nigeria and Master’s and PhD degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa where she was a Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) Fellow. Seyi’s research has focused on what we can learn from how youth manoeuvre risk in everyday life. Her research is grounded in her practical experience and in interdisciplinary training in public health, sociology, demography, and social methods, and combines quantitative and qualitative approaches. She is involved in several interdisciplinary research projects and has published widely. Recently, she has also focused on the acceptability of adolescent interventions, explored the multisystemic factors associated with adolescent resilience and made new commitments to interdisciplinary dialogue in research that focuses on young adults in Africa. 

See AuthorAID blog posts by Seyi here