Ngianga Ii Kandala

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Quantitative (experimental or observational) studies related to Human health.

Personal profile


I joined the University of Portsmouth in 2015. I previously worked in the Faculty of medicine (Primary Care and Population Sciences, University of Southampton) as a Lecturer in Medical Statistics. I qualified in Social Statistics (Applied Statistics) from the University of Southampton. I graduated with a degree in Economics and Computer Sciences in 2005 and returned to academia in 2008 to study for an MSc in Social Statistics followed by a PhD at the University of Southampton.

"I am certain that it is by using big data that we can answer many health related questions of today and of the future”

Research Interests

I have diverse research interests embracing the application of statistics in public/global health, maternal and child health, statistical modelling, generalised linear models, analysis of discrete data, multilevel modelling, survival analysis, epidemiological methods and longitudinal data analysis, and synthesis of research findings, meta analysis, and Evidence Based Medicine.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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