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Dr Paul Komba

Senior Research Fellow

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Dr Paul Komba joined the Department of Engineering and Environment  as a senior research fellow in May 2018. He previously worked as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Centre of African Studies. Among other things, he was involved in generating statistical data to address the right to health for victims of conflict-based gender violence, and assist in the targeting of policy interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr Komba’s interests include Global Health, international development empirical health law and human rights. He is the author of a book entitled Female Genital Mutilation Around the World:  Medical Aspects, Law and Practice (published by Springer, 20181), which he co-wrote with Professor Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala.

Paul Komba

Campus Address

Engineering and Environment, Ellison Building C, Room D204
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Analysing Normative Influences on the Prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting among 0–14 Years Old Girls in Senegal: A Spatial Bayesian Hierarchical Regression Approach, Kandala, N., Nnanatu, C., Atilola, G., Komba, P., Mavatikua, L., Moore, Z., Matanda, D. 6 Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Evaluating changes in the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting among 0-14 years old girls in Nigeria using data from multiple surveys: A novel Bayesian hierarchical spatio-temporal model, Nnanatu, C., Atilola, G., Komba, P., Mavatikua, L., Moore, ., Matanda, D., Obianwu, O., Kandala, N. 12 Feb 2021, In: PLoS One
  • Modelling and mapping of risk factors of FMG/C prevalence among girls aged 0-14 in Nigeria: Evidence from DHS and MICS 2003-2017, Kandala, N., Komba, P., Nnanatu, C., Atilola, G., Mavatikua, L., Moore, ., Matanda, D. 24 Jan 2020
  • A Spatial Analysis of the Prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting among 0–14-Year-Old Girls in Kenya, Kandala, N., Nnanatu, C., Atilola, G., Komba, P., Mavatikua, L., Moore, ., Mackie, G., Shell-Duncan, B. 28 Oct 2019, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Secular trends in the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cuttings among girls: a systematic analysis, Kandala, N., Ezejimofor, M., Uthman, O., Komba, P. Nov 2018, In: BMJ Global Health
  • Modeling and mapping of girls' female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the context of economic, social, and regional disparities: Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys 1998-2014, Kandala, N., Kinyoki, D., Sarki, A., Gathara, D., Komba, P., Shell-Duncan, B. May 2017


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