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Ongoing Research

Outgoing Research


The CoE currently has a multidisciplinary research team with each researcher conducting parenthood related research in his/her home county. These researchers are not only from different Universities in five African countries but are also from different disciplines. Their research which is being funded by UKRI is to result to publications and presentations in an international conference.  The research projects include:

  1. “Identity construction among parents raising children with albinism in Southwest Nigeria” Esther Temilola Ololajulo.
  2. ‘Mothering in violence; intersecting identities and parenting at the border” Animashaun, Elizabeth Modupe.
  3. Assessing the changing notion of motherhood and fatherhood amidst covid 19 family-based challenges in mukono district” Proscovia Nalwada.
  4. “The development of a framework to include fathers in policy and programmes in South Africa” André Lewaks
  5. “Social construction of women’s empowerment in contemporary Rwanda: the case of unpaid care work”. Juliana Kantengwa
  6. “The ever-changing notion of parenthood: supporting parents for effective parenting of a child within the first 1000 days of life” Babatope Adebiyi, PhD
  7. “Lived experiences of single motherhood and child wellbeing in kamukunji sub county Nairobi, Kenya” Moses Mutua Mutiso, PhD
  8. “New Fatherhood in the era of neoliberalism and children wellbeing and fatherhood futures” Ednah Masita, PhD.
  9. “Working Fatherhood, Working Motherhood and Child Wellbeing: Exploring children's experiences and perspectives” Mugambwa Joshua, PhD
  10. “Changing roles of Motherhood and Fatherhood, and the Impact on The Mental Health of Youths in Eldoret, Kenya” Edith Kamaru Kwoba, PhD.
  11. “Fathers’ involvement in children’s lives among historically marginalized groups in Rwanda” Dan Ndosimana
  12. “Intergenerational transference of parenting: parenting competencies and child well-being” Anja Human-Hendricks, PhD
  13. “Victimization Experiences and Parental Care Giving in the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Boko Haram Members” Ikem Godspower Ujene
  14. ”Widowhood dynamics and the complexities of parenting in Osun state, Nigeria” Akanni Bolaji Olaronko
  15. “Black men and fatherhood: the alienation of Black fathers from their children in Alice.” Simnikiwe Magqamfana
  16. “Historicing the Concept of Motherhood in Uganda; Buganda, c1840 – 2021” Zaid Sekito, PhD
  17. “Analysis of effects of Female Labour Force Participation on Children’s Wellbeing in Rwanda” Olive Uwimana