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Archibong Edem Bassey

Academic and Professional Background

Archibong is a PhD Health Sciences student in the Social Science and Systems in Health (SSSH) unit within the Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School. He is funded by the Chancellor's International Scholarship at the University of Warwick.

Archibong's academic journey began at the University of Calabar in Nigeria, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in public health, graduating top of his class with First Class Honors. In 2022, he completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with Distinction at the University of Warwick, where he was also a Commonwealth Scholar.

Before pursuing his PhD, Archibong gained over five years of experience as a Public Health Professional, working with local and international organizations on various health and development issues. He is particularly passionate about addressing inequalities in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Mental Health, Im/Migrant Health, and Health Systems and Policy.

Archibong has been recognized globally for his work and leadership. He was selected as a 2019 AFRICAVE Fellow, a 2020 Fellow of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative, a 2021 Changemaker for the Global Leadership Challenge in Oxford, a 2021/2022 Commonwealth Scholar, and currently a 2023 Chancellor's International Scholar at the University of Warwick.

He firmly believes that prioritizing healthcare and human rights can have a positive impact on global development and is open to opportunities to contribute to this mission.

Research Interests

His research interests encompass Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights(SRHR), with a focus on HIV/AIDS, Adolescents and Young People and the Intersectionality of Human Rights, Gender, and Disability.

He is also interested in Co-production, Mental Health, Health Promotion, Participatory Action Research, Im/Migrant Health, and Health Systems and Policy.

PhD Project Focus

Archibong's PhD project centres around exploring co-production approcahes with young people and their implications for enhancing inclusive HIV programming in Nigeria.

Publications and Conferences

Inah, S.A., Eko, J.E., Nwachukwu, E.J., Otu, F.T., Obot, N. and Bassey A., 2019. Knowledge, Risk Perception of Occupational Hazards and Safety Practices amongst Carpenters in Southern Nigeria: A Cross-sectional Study. Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports, 6(2), pp.1-9.

Oke, G.I., Bassey, A., Fadele, P., Okereke, M. and Abiodun, O.W., 2021. Transmission, entry and pattern of infection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).Link opens in a new window

Bassey, A.E., Olisaeloka, L.C. and Adebisi, Y.A., 2021. Identifying the gaps in HIV prevention and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. International Journal of Infection, 8(1).Link opens in a new window

Bassey A. Our babies need saving: A Public health analysis and advice on Prevention of Mother- to-child transmission of HIV(PMTCT) in Nigeria.Link opens in a new window

Oke, G.I., Fadele, P., Adebisi, Y.A., Okereke, M. and Bassey, A.E., (2021). Prospects of BNAbs in Management of HIV/AIDS. International Journal of Health and Life Sciences, 7(2).Link opens in a new window

Bassey, A. E., James, E. N., & Fadele, K. P. (2022). Impact of COVID-19 on the Accessibility of HIV Services among Persons with Disabilities in Nigeria. Ann Public Health Reports, 6(1), 285-284.Link opens in a new window 

Bassey, A.E., James, E.N. and Miteu, G.D., 2022. Are youth-friendly reproductive health services accessible for young people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria? Annals of Medicine and Surgery, 84, p.104856.

Bassey, A.E. and Miteu, G.D., 2023. A review of current trends in HIV epidemiology, surveillance, and control in Nigeria. Annals of Medicine and Surgery, 85(5), p.1790.Link opens in a new window

Adebisi, Y. A., Jimoh, N. D., Bassey, A. E., Alaka, H. O., Marah, M., Ngoma, C., ... & Olawade, D. B. (2024). Harnessing the potential of African youth for transforming health research in Africa. Globalization and Health, 20(1), 35.Link opens in a new window

Bassey, A., & Zaka, R. (2024). Barriers to mental health service utilization among African immigrants in the United Kingdom: A systematic review. Public Health Challenges, 3(2), e181.Link opens in a new window


Dr Bronwyn HarrisLink opens in a new window- Associate Professor in Public Health

Prof Frances GriffithsLink opens in a new window- Professor of Medicine in Society

Contact Details

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Email address: basseyarchibong2015 at gmail dot com, archibong dot bassey at warwick dot ac dot uk

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