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Queen's University
 

Jones K. Adjei

B.A. Hons, M. Phil. (University of Ghana)
Ph.D. Candidate


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         Email: 6jka@queensu.ca
         Phone:  613-533-6000 ext. 75562
         Office: D514 Mackintosh-Corry Hall

           

       

Research Interests

Family formation and reproductive behaviour; population dynamics; population health; research methods; statistical modelling; religion and reproductive health outcomes.

Education

  • 2007–Present: Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology, Queen’s University
  • 2005-2007: Master of Philosophy, Population Studies, University of Ghana
  • 2000-2004: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Sociology, University of Ghana

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Adjei, Jones K.  & Stephen Obeng Gyimah (in press). Household bednet ownership and use in Ghana: Implications for malaria control. Canadian Studies in Population.
  • Stephen Obeng Gyimah ,  Ivy Kodzi , Jacques Emina,  Jones Adjei  & Alex Ezeh (2012). Adolescent Sexual Risk-Taking in the Informal Settlements of Nairobi, Kenya: Understanding the Contributions of Religion. Journal of Religion and Health. DOI 10.1007/s10943-012-9580-2.
  • Adjei, Jones K.,Raymond Tutu, Grace Adeniyi & Nicholas Cofie (2011). Denominational affiliation and the risk of pregnancy loss among Ghanaian women. Journal of Motherhood Initiative2(1): 274-291.
  • Gyimah, S. Obeng, Jones K. Adjei & Baffour Takyi (2011).  Religion, family Planning adoption and method choices of married women in Ghana. Religion and  HealthDOI 10.1007/s10943-011-9478-4.
  • Tenkorang, E., Gyimah S. Obeng, Maticka-Tyndale, E. & Jones K. Adjei (2011). Superstition, withcraft, and  HIV/AIDS  prevention in sub-Saharan Africa: The case of Ghana. Cultue, Health and Sexuality DOI:10.1080/13691058.2011.592218.
  • Ibisomi, L.  Gyimah, S. Obeng,  Kanyiva Muindi  & Jones K. Adjei (2011). Ideal versus real: The contradiction in number of children born to Nigerian women.  Journal  of Biosocial Science 43:233-245.
  • Tenkorang, E., Jones K. Adjei & Gyimah, S. Obeng. (2010). Perceptions of HIV/AIDS risk and sexual behavior of young people in Ghana. Canadian Journal of Development  Studies 3-4:439-457.
  • Gyimah, S. Obeng, E. Tenkorang, B. Takyi, Jones Adjei & G. Fosu (2010). Religion, HIV/AIDS and sexual-risk taking among men in Ghana. Journal of Biosocial  Science 42:531-547.

 

Non-refereed works

  • Gyimah, Stephen, Jones Adjei & Nicholas Cofie (2011). Ghana's family planning policy: A review and preview of the success story of Ghana's family planning policy. Think Africa Press. October 20, 2011. http://thinkafricapress.com/ghana/family-planning-policy
  •  Adjei, Jones K. (2007). Socio-Demographic and Economic Determinants of Childhood Malaria Prevalence, Prevention and Treatment in Ghana and Kenya. An unpublished M.Phil thesis at the Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana.
  •  Kwabia, Kwadwo and Jones K. Adjei (2005). A Student Compendium to Social Statistics. A study booklet prepared at the University of Ghana.


    Presentations

    • Kay, Fiona, Stacey Alarie & Jones K. Adjei (2012). Leaving Law and Barriers to Re-entry: A Study of Gender and Departures from Sectors of Law Practice. A paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, June 5-8, 2012.
    •  Kay, Fiona, Stacey Alarie & Jones K. Adjei (2012). The Diversification of Career Trajectories: A Longitudinal Study of Career Pathways in Law. A paper presented at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. February 27, 2012.
    •  Adjei, Jones K.& S. Obeng Gyimah (2010). The risk of having a terminated pregnancy: is faith a factor among Ghanaian woman? A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Population Society, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, May 31-June 3, 2010.
    •  Adjei, Jones K. (2010). Sexual abstinence among adolescents in Ghana: Implications for HIV/AIDS prevention. A paper presented at the Annual Sociology Graduate Student Symposium, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, April 30, 2010.
    •  Tenkorang, Eric, S. Obeng Gyimah, Maticka-Tyndale, E. & Jones K. Adjei (2010). Superstition, witchcraft and AIDS prevention in sub-Saharan Africa: the case of Ghana. Paper presented at the XVIII International AIDS Conference, Vienna, Austria, July 18-23, 2010.
    •  Adeniyi, Grace,  Jones K. Adjei & Nicholas Cofie (2010). The Link between Religion and the Risk of Miscarriage in Ghana and Nigeria. Paper presented at the Conference on Mothering and the Environment, York University, Toronto, Canada, October 22, 2010.
    •  Adjei, Jones K.(2009). Ghana’s stalled fertility transition: is political-economic analysis tenable? Paper presented at the Canadian Population Society Graduate Symposium. Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, May 26, 2009.
    •  Adjei, Jones K. & Stephen Gyimah (2009). Migration and the Proximate Determinants of  Fertility in Ghana. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Canadian Population Society, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, May 27-29, 2009.
    •  Adjei, Jones K. & Stephen Gyimah (2008). Determinants of Bednet ownership and use in Ghana: Implications for Malaria Control. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Canadian Population Society, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, June 4-6, 2008.
    •  Tschekert, Petra, Raymond Tutu, Jones K. Adjei, Doris Ottie-Boakye & Jessica Lehman (2007). Contaminated identities: Mining and alternative livelihoods in Ghana. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Environmental Research, Technology and Policy. Accra, Ghana, July, 2007.

     

    Research Experience

    • 2008-Present: Research Assistant, Queen’s University, Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Obeng Gyimah
      Project: Religion, Religiosity and Reproductive Behaviour in  sub-Saharan Africa.
    • 2009-Present: Research Assistant, Queen’s University, Principal Investigator: Dr. Fiona Kay
      Project: The Career Diversity Study.
    • 2009-Present: Research Assistant, Queen’s University, Principal Investigator: Dr. Fiona Kay
      Project: Transitions in the Ontario Legal Profession Survey.
    • 2010-Present: Research Assistant, Queen’s University, Principal Investigator: Dr. Anne Godlewska
      Project: Aboriginal Awareness Study.
    • 2007-2008: Research Assistant, Queen’s University, Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Obeng Gyimah
      Project: Migration, Reproduction and Child Survival in sub-Saharan Africa.
    • 2006-2007: Research Assistant, PennState University, Principal Investigator: Dr. Petra Tschekert
      Project: Mining and Sustainable Livelihood in Ghana.
    • 2006-2007: Research Assistant, University of Ghana, Principal Investigator: Dr. Francis Dodoo
      Project: Female Autonomy among Ghanaian Traditional Families.
    • 2007: Research Assistant, University of Ghana Principal Investigator: Dr. Angela El-Adas
      Project: Reproductive Behaviour of Female Tertiary Students in Ghana.
    • 2006: Research Assistant, University of Ghana, Principal Investigator: Dr. Chuks Mba
      Project: Living Arrangements, Socio-Demographic and Health Conditions of Ghana’s Elderly Persons.

    Teaching Experience

    • 2009-2011: Social Statistics (Queen’s University)
    • 2009-2011: Social Research Methods (Queen’s University)
    • 2007-2008: Introduction to Sociology (Queen’s University)
    • 2004-2005: Poverty and Rural Development in Africa (University of Ghana)
    • 2004-2005: Demographic Analysis (University of Ghana)
    • 2004–2005: Advanced Quantitative Techniques (University of Ghana)

    Academic Distinctions and Awards

    • Recognition for nomination for the Christopher Knapper Award
      for Excellence in Teaching Assistance - 2010.
    • Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS)
      Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow Excellence Award - 2009.
    • Queen’s Graduate Award - 2007 – 2011
    • Queen’s International Tuition Award - 2007 – 2011
    • Hewlett Packard Fellowship Award - 2006 – 2007

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