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Professor Ursula Chigozie Nnabueze

Professor of Public Health Education


Ursula Chigozie Nnabueze is a Professor of Public Health Education with the Department of Health and Physical Education, Enugu University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu State, Nigeria. Currently, she is spending her sabbatical leave with the Department of Public Health, Madonna University Nigeria. She was the immediate past Head of Department (HOD). A part-time lecturer with the School of Midwifery, University of Nigeria, Teaching Hospital (UNTH) and was a visiting Senior Lecturer with Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Cape Coast Ghana (2009-2011). She has published widely both nationally and internationally including five books and has contributed to Health Education professional activities nationally through Nigerian Association of Health Educators, NAHE and Health Education and Promotion Research Association of Nigeria (HEPRAN). In 2001, Ursula was award the best paper for young Researcher’s Award of the Nigerian Academy of Education. She was a UNICEF National Consultant (WASH SECTION), the lead researcher for Wins4Girls in Schools, MHM project in Nigeria (Feb – Sept, 2015). She is also actively researching on the Paradox of identities, Girls as wives, Boys as children: The attitude of in- school female adolescents in Enugu State towards Early Child Marriages in Nigeria.

Professional Education

  • B.Sc, HPE, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1985
  • M.Sc, Health Education, ESUT, 1997
  • Ph.D, Public Health Education, ESUT, 2005

Time at the University

  • 2012-Present: Professor; Public Health Education, Department of Health and Physical Education,Madonna University Nigeria
  • 2018 -Present: Visiting Professor: Department of Public Health, Madonna University Nigeria

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Family And Reproductive Health, PUH716
  • School Health Program And Services, PUH632
  • Health Problems Of Adolescents, Adults And Handicap, PUH415
  • Family/Community Reproductive Health, PUH456
  • Research Methods In Public Health, PUH324/374


  • Paradox Of Identities:Girls as wives, boys as children: The Attitude of in-school female student in Enugu State towards early child marriages in Nigeria.
  • Youths’ Awareness and knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STDS). A case study of Kweikuma community in the Sekondi – TakoradiMetropolis in the Western Region of Ghana. African journal of Allied Education 8 (1) 91-99.
  • Obesity Status of Basic School Pupils in Cape Coast Ghana. Nigerian Journal of Health Promotion 7 130-143
  • An Investigation into Waste Mangaement Practices in the Jasikan District Assembly in the Volta Region of Ghana. Journal of Science and Computer Education 2 (2) 79-94.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Health Promotion Research Association of Nigeria (HEPRAN)
  • Member, Nigeria Association of Health Educators (NAHE)
  • Member,Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
  • Member,Society for Public Health Educators (SOPHE)