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Dr Ayomide Oluseye

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Professional biography

Dr. Ayomide Oluseye is a lecturer in Public Health at The Open University. Her research focus revolves around the intersections of gender, stigma, reproductive health, and wellbeing, particularly among women and young people. Previously, she led an ESRC-funded project addressing health and learning inclusion for pregnant teenagers in rural Nigeria and aims to expand her work on pregnancy and motherhood studies across Africa. She has collaborated with international organizations like the UN and WHO to critically evaluate government and donor-funded interventions from a gendered lens. Her research portfolio spans Africa, Asia, and Europe, showcasing a commitment to global health improvement.


Research interests

I am interested in the use of qualitative methodologies and creative methods to explore public health perspectives and understand reproductive health issues among women, young people and marginalised populations. I am also interested in reviews [systematic, scopin and desk reviews] of under-explored areas in adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

Impact and engagement

Book Chapters and Commentaries

Oluseye A., and Aaron Mvula. (2022). Fractured families: causes and consequences of family breakdown in the UK. In: Contemporary social problems in the UK. UK: Routledge.

Riha J., Malhotra, A. and Oluseye A.  (2022). Gender equality and climate action: lessons from evidence on SRHR. The Lancet. DOI:

Oral presentations

Oluseye A., Waterhouse, P. and Hoggart L (2019). “Sex is meant for adults”; Community perception of female adolescent sexual and reproductive health services in rural Nigeria. Oral presentation at the African Population Conference, 18th-22nd November 2019, Uganda.

Oluseye A., Riha J., Malhotra, A. (2022). Assessing Quality and Choice with a Gender Lens in Mainstream Family Planning Interventions: A Systematic Review of Voucher Programs. Oral presentation at International Conference on Family Planning.

Oluseye A. (2023). Breaking the Cycle of Exclusion: Improving access to health and educational services for pregnant teenagers and young mothers in South-Western Nigeria through stakeholder engagement. Oral presentation at ICERDA conference, Ghana.

Oluseye A., Newton, V., Hoggart, L., Purcell, C., Bloomer, F. (2023). Supported self-managed abortion: crossing the border between clinic and home. Oral presentation at Abortion at the Borderlines Conference, KCL, UK.

Policy briefs

Oluseye A., and Fernando, G., (2022). Collective Solutions to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Climate Action. Publication of the United Nations University International Institute of Global Health.

Oluseye A. (2023). Protecting the ones left behind: supporting learning inclusion for young women in Nigeria. Publication of the Centre for Global Development, Open University UK.

Oluseye A. 2023. Improving educational inclusivity: A guideline for transforming the lives of pregnant teenagers and unmarried young mothers in Nigeria Publication of the Centre for Global Development, Open University UK.


The Sex, Research and Resisitance Podcast, The Open University. Challenging the narratives around early parenthood in Nigeria and Zambia through creative research

The Future intimacies podcast, The University of Edinburg.  Cultural expectations, continuity and change in family formation in Nigeria



‘I have to pretend that I don’t care’: Stigma management among unmarried young mothers in South-Western Nigeria (2024)
Oluseye, Ayomide; Waterhouse, Philippa and Hoggart, Lesley
Global Public Health, 19, Article 2291699(1)

“It is not the end of my life”: positive identity (re)constructions among young mothers in rural South-Western Nigeria (2024)
Oluseye, Ayomide; Waterhouse, Philippa and Hoggart, Lesley
International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 29, Article 2301579(1)

Crop species diversity: A key strategy for sustainable food system transformation and climate resilience (2024)
Zuza, Emmanuel Junior; Lambert, Kestrel; Macmillan, Tom; Chiyemura, Frangton; Araya, Yoseph; Bowskill, Vicky; Oluseye, Ayomide; Ng’endo Kanui, Mary; Keding, Gudrun; Butler, Gillian; Breman, Elinor; King, Israel Oliver; Matumba, Limbikani; Heddenhausen, Jessica; Nordin, Stacia and Bhagwat, Shonil
Food and Energy Security, 13, Article e558(3)

Social connectedness and supported self-management of early medication abortion in the UK: experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic and learning for the future (2023)
Hoggart, Lesley; Purcell, Carrie; Bloomer, Fiona; Newton, Victoria and Oluseye, Ayomide
Culture, Health & Sexuality ((Early access))

“I really wanted to abort”: Desire for abortion, failed abortion and forced motherhood in South-Western Nigeria (2022)
Oluseye, Ayomide; Waterhouse, Philippa and Hoggart, Lesley
Global Public Health, 17(8) (pp. 1564-1577)

Exploring The Lived Experiences Of Unmarried Young Mothers In South-Western Nigeria (2021-06-23)
Oluseye, Ayomide Oreoluwa
PhD thesis The Open University