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Adura’s scholarly work is focused on exploring issues and strategies to optimise cost and cost-effectiveness, geographical access, and quality of maternal, newborn, and reproductive health care in low- and middle-income countries. He has published along with these themes in several leading peer-reviewed journals including Lancet Global Health, BMJ Global Health, Health Policy and Planning, Social Science and Medicine, PLOS One, International Health, to mention a few. Presently, he is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health (Tenured) at the University of Greenwich. He is also Visiting Research Fellow at the LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science where he is leading research aimed at mapping geographical coverage of critical maternal health service in the megacity of Lagos, Nigeria. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Reproductive Health Research and Innovation, Lagos, Nigeria. He is a Principal Researcher at the Senghor Chair in Health and Development in sub-Saharan Africa, University of Ottawa. Adura is a member of the editorial board of two international journals: Reproductive Health and BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. He is vast in the application of diverse methods including quantitative and qualitative methods, economic evaluation and value-for-money assessments, and geographic information systems.
As a teacher, Adura teaches post-graduate global health, health policy, and health care management at the University of Greenwich. He is leading the development of a new postgraduate program at the university. Adura is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool where he teaches health economics and policy, health management and leadership as well as monitoring and evaluation in public health. Adura has successfully supervised several Masters students on their dissertation with a number going on to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals. Currently, he supervises three doctoral students exploring different threads of research in maternal health service delivery in Africa and has served as an examiner for doctoral candidates in various universities.