Associate Professor Olayide Ogunsiji

Brief Introduction

Name:Associate Professor Olayide Ogunsiji
Highest qualification and awarding universityPhD, Western Sydney University
DesignationAssociate Professor
EmployerWestern Sydney University
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Key areas of interestMigrant and refugee women’s healthAfrica women’s healthGender studiesGender based violence (Female genital mutilation, Intimate Partner Violence)Social determinants of healthPrimary Health Care  
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Associate Professor Olayide Ogunsiji is an academic at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University. Her passion for gender equality is evident in her research work among African migrants and refugees, promoting equity and access of this population to health care in Australia and Africa. Olayide sits on a number of Management Boards. Her significant contribution to the promotion of African women’s health was recognised through two awards- finalist and highly commended at the 2019 International Women’s Day, Blacktown City Council Woman of the Year. Published in high impact journals and presented in local, national and international conferences.

Research Project

  1. Empowerment in the Workplace: An Exploratory Study of Women in Africa (
  2. Female genital mutilation: Raising awareness and empowering migrant and refugee women and girls in Western Sydney.
  3. A community health based approach to increasing cervical screening among African migrant and refugee women living in Western Sydney.

Key Publications/Reports

  1. Ogunsiji, O., & Ussher, J. (2021). Beyond illegality: Primary health care providers’ perspectives on elimination of female genital mutilation/cutting. Journal of clinical Nursing, 30 (99-10), 1253-1262.
  2. Hussein, S.A.A.A., Dahlen, H.G., Ogunsiji, O., & Schmied, V. (2021). From hopelessness to some hope: a qualitative interpretive research project to improve birthing experiences in Jordan. Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 27, 100580.
  3. Hussein, S.A.A.A., Dahlen, H.G., Ogunsiji, O., & Schmied, V. (2020). Uncovered and disrespected. A qualitative study of Jordanian women’s experience of privacy in birth. Women and Birth, 33 ( 5), 496-504.
  4. Hussein, S.A.A.A., Dahlen, H.G., Ogunsiji, O., & Schmied, V. (2020). Jordanian women’s experiences and constructions of labour and birth in different settings, over time and across generations; a qualitative study. British Medical Council (BMC) Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20(1), 357.
  5. Ogbo, F.A., Ezeh, O.K., Khanlari, S., (…), Ogunsiji, O., Barnett Am. B., & Eastwood, J. (2019). Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding cessation in the early postnatal period among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australian mothers. Nutrients, 11 (7), 1611.