Dr Chinwe Maryann Onuegbu

PhD, MSc and BSc

Lecturer in Public Health

Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

Chinwe Maryann Onuegbu


I teach on the Master in Public Health programme in the UK and in the Flying Faculty programme in Hong Kong. I am an interdisciplinary researcher and lecturer focusing on the intersection between social science and public health. My research interest include global health equity, new media and health behaviours, and the impact of digitalisation on health care access on low and middle income countries.

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

  • Advanced Health Promotion

  • Communicable diseases 

  • Evidence-Based Practice

  • Public Health Policy


MPH Public Health dissertation supervision


My research explores how digital health intervention can improve access to formal healthcare in disadvantaged populations of Africa. This builds on my PhD work (completed in 2022) on lay referral behaviours (informal health advice seeking behaviours in personal and online networks) in slums of Nigeria. I am networking with collaborators to expand the study to other settings beyond slums (e.g. rural areas) in African countries.