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Geography and Environmental Science

Dr Chigozie Edson Utazi BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Edson Utazi is a Senior Research Fellow within the School of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

Academic history:

2014 PhD Statistics
Lancaster University, UK

2010 MSc Statistics
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

2006 BSc Statistics (First Class Hons)
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Employment:

Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton, 2018 - 2020
Research Fellow, University of Southampton, 2014 - 2018
Lecturer, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria, 2010 -2016

Research interests

Edson is primarily interested in developing novel spatial and spatiotemporal statistical methodology and applying these to solving real-world problems. His current research focuses on mapping childhood vaccination coverage in low- and middle-income countries. He has ongoing collaborations with global health organisations that involve work related to vaccination coverage estimation - both nationally and globally - and mapping other health and development indicators. Edson also has interests in time series analysis, Bayesian modelling and computation and general statistical methodology.

Nigeria VaxPop project – focuses on geospatial analysis of data on vaccination coverage, mostly from multi-indicator household surveys and post-campaign coverage surveys to support the country’s vaccination program. This project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Novel Bayesian time series regression methods for estimating national immunization coverage - aims to develop a new methodology for estimating immunization coverage for multiple vaccines and all WHO countries as an alternative to WUENIC estimates. This project is funded by WHO.

Mapping under-/un-vaccination populations in low- and middle-income countries -  focuses on estimating populations living in remote-rural areas, conflict areas, urban slums and refugee camps, and analysis of their characteristics. This project is funded by GAVI  and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Research group

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

Affiliate research group

WorldPop

Co-organizer, Applied Spatial Modelling Group research seminars

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GEOG6097: Data collection and research methods for sustainability (to begin in Semester 2 2020/21) – Module coordinator

GEOG2035: Practicing human geographical research - Lecturing

Dr Chigozie Edson Utazi
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