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Sopuruchukwu Obiesie

DPhil in Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation

I am a DPhil candidate in Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation and a recipient of the Barnett House-Nuffield Joint Graduate Scholarship award. My research interests lie in exploring how social policies can be evidently used to address the social determinants of health in low-income countries. My DPhil dissertation will engage policymakers in Nigeria, and respond to current policy interests for adolescents. The goal is to apply innovative methodologies in identifying an optimal mix of interventions that can accelerate the attainment of adolescent-aligned SDG objectives.

I hold an MSc with a distinction in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the Center for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford. My Master's thesis and subsequent research at the Accelerate hub work explored methodological approaches to economic evaluations of interventions simultaneously averting multiple forms of violence against vulnerable adolescents in South Africa.

I completed medical training in Nigeria in 2014, graduating as a valedictorian. I have work experience as a clinician and as a sub-national health programme technical assistant.

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