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Professor Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala

Professor of Biostatistics

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Ngianga-Bakwin is Professor of Biostatistics at Northumbria University, UK.

Ngianga-Bakwin is Professor of Biostatistics at Northumbria University, UK.

Prior to this, he worked as Head of the Health Economics and Evidence Synthesis Research Unit at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg and was an Associate Professor in Health Technology Assessment, a joint appointment with the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick.

He has previously worked in many academic institutions and in various positions as a Medical Statistician at the University of Southampton and King’s College London; a Mellon Foundation Fellow at the University of Montreal, Canada; Associate Professor at the University of Botswana and Associate Lecturer at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is also affiliated with the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa as a Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics. He obtained a PhD in Economics/Statistics from the University of Munich (LMU) in Germany in February 2002.

For the past 18 years, his main research interests are in Bayesian statistical methods and their application to epidemiology and health, in particular, addressing maternal and child health and a variety of health-related health inequalities both in the developing countries and command economies, using large scale household data.

Kandala has published widely in high impact peer review journals in both the field of Statistics and health in diverse populations. His current research interests include, Bayesian modelling and diseases mapping, statistical methods applied to epidemiology, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, meta-analysis, Bayesian spatial Analysis, Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment.

In addition to his book published with Springer Science on ‘Advance Techniques in modelling Maternal and child health in Africa’ (2014), his latest published book by the same publisher is titled “Female Genital Mutilation Around The World: Analysis of Medical Aspects, laws and Practice” (2018).

His current research interests include, Bayesian modelling and diseases mapping, statistical methods applied to epidemiology, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, meta-analysis, Bayesian spatial Analysis, Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment.

Campus Address

Ellison Building D, Room D218
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

+44 (0)191 349 5356

Qualifications

 MSc, PhD, FHEA

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Bayesian Diseases mapping

Capacity building in Biostatistics

Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C).

Professional Activity

Guest Editor, Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology (2014-2016)

International Advisory Board of the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics (2010)

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

Royal Statistical Society, International Statistical Institute, American Heart Association, Population-Environment Research Network, Environment, Health and Development Network, British Sleep Society, International Society for Bayesian Analysis, British Society for Population Studies, International Union for Scientific Studies of Population, International Association of Official Statistics, Union of African Population Studies, Population Association of America

Current/Recent Projects

Evidence to end Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C). Population Council

 

Kandala N-B (PI)

  • Evidence to end Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C).
  • Population Council
  • Duration:15months (2018- 2019); total costs: £361,810

 

Kandala N-B (PI: Northumbria), Chirwa T (PI: University of the Witwatersrand), Noor A (PI: KEMRI/ Wellcome Trust Research Programme), Todd J (PI: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Mwambi H (PI: University of Kwazulu Natal)

  • The Consortium of Sub-Saharan Africa Advanced Training Programme for Leadership and Excellence in Biostatistics (SSACAB)
  • Wellcome Trust –DELTAS Initiative
  • Duration: 60 months (2016-2021); total costs: £3,4 Million

 

A Clarke (PI), P Sutcliffe; Kandala N-B; E Cummins; A Grove; M Underwood; J Mason

  • Production of Technology Assessment Reviews (TARs) for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • Duration: 60 months (2016-2021); total costs: £4,9 Million

 

A Clarke (PI), Kandala N-B et al.

  • CLARHC (Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care). Host organisation: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Warwick Medical School
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • Duration: 60 months (2014 to 2019), £1,25 Million

 

Prof Dieter Wolke (PI), Kandala N-B (Co-PI) Prenatal and family precursors of bullying involvement in childhood and their consequences into early adulthood.

  • ESRC
  • Duration: 24 months (2012 to 2014), £200,000

 

Rees K (PI), Shah E, Clarke A, Thorogood M, Kandala N-B, Stranges S, Mike K

  • Prevention of cardio vascular disease - systematic reviews
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)/Cochrane Collaboration
  • Duration: 60 months (2011 to 2016), £420,000

 

Kandala N-B (PI), Prof Kayembe K Patrick and Prof. Barthélemy KALAMBAYI BANZA

  • Reproductive Health inequalities in the Democratic Republic of Congo: does geographic location matter?
  • The British Council
  • Duration: 36 months (2010 – 2013), £60,000

 

Key Publications

  1. Kandala N-B, Ezejimofor MC, Uthman OA, Komba P (2018). Secular trends in the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cuttings among girls: a systematic analysis. BMJ Glob Health 2018;0: e000549. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000549.

  2.  Seedat F, Cooper JA, Uthman OA, Takwoingi Y, Robinson ER, Kandala N-B, Stranges S, Taylor-Phillips S. Real-time polymerase chain reaction tests versus antenatal culture tests for the screening of maternal group B Streptococcus colonisation in labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD013016.

  3. Erikstad M K, Høigaard R, Johansen B T, Kandala N-B, Haugen T (2018). Childhood Football Play and Practice in Relation to Self-Regulation and National Team Selection; A Study of Norwegian Elite Youth Players. Journal of Sports Sciences (RJSP), 10.1080/02640414.2018.1449563.

  4. Oseni Z, Seedat F , Kandala N-B. (2018). HIV Epidemic Heterogeneity in Zimbabwe: Evidence from successive Demographic Health Surveys. J. Biosoc. Sci., page 1 of 13. doi:10.1017/S0021932017000657.

  5. Ezejimofor M, Uthman O, Chen F-Y, Ezejimofor B; Ezeabasili A ;Stranges S, Kandala N-B. (2017). Magnitude and pattern of hypertension in the Niger Delta: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of community-based studies. Journal of Global Health June 2018 • Vol. 8 No. 1 • 010420. doi: 10.7189/jogh.08.010420

  6. Schmidtke K, Poots A, Vlaev I, Kandala N-B, Lilford R. Considering Chance in Quality and Safety Performance Measures. BMJ Quality & Safety 2016;0:1–9. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004967.

My Northumbria Research Link page can be found here

My Google Scholar page can be found here

PGR Supervision

Glory Atitola

External Links

Latest Book published:

Female Genital Mutilation Around the World: Medical Aspects, Law and Practice Springer, 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-78007-8.

https://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319780054


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