Doctor Olayide Ogunsiji

Doctor Olayide Ogunsiji

Director of Academic Workforce,
Dean's Unit - School of Nursing and Midwifery

Senior Lecturer,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Biography

Dr Olayide Ogunsiji (BSc, MSc, BN, RN, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Academic Workforce (Liverpool campus) at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University (WSU). Prior to her migration to Australia in 1999, she had a BSc. and MSc. Sociology and was an Associate Lecturer at the then Ogun State University, Nigeria (now Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria). Olayide is a registered nurse by profession having completed all her nursing degrees in Australia. She has an extensive experience working in Acute and Community settings in various nursing areas including Cardiology, Mental Health and Surgical Nursing.

Dr Ogunsiji joined the academic staff of WSU in 2008 and was awarded her PhD in 2009. Since her PhD, Olayide has been initiating and leading multidisciplinary teams in developing and conducting research in the area of Women’s Health. She has focused on Migrant and Refugee women’s health, African women’s health with topic areas that include Female genital mutilation, Intimate Partner Violence, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Practices and Experiences of Nursing workforce in Refugee Health. Olayide has been successful in obtaining internal competitive WSU research grants and NSW Government research funding. She was successful in the government funding and collaborated in developing a community partnership project aimed at raising cancer screening awareness among African and Chinese migrant women in Sydney, Australia. She has presented her work in international, national and local conferences; and published in high impact journals. Her work on Female Genital Mutilation has received attention through media including ABC, SBS radio and SBS online.

Olayide has been teaching all levels of undergraduate nursing students, postgraduate students and currently the Coordinator for a postgraduate unit-Health Promotion: A Primary Health Care Approach. She is passionate about primary prevention of health issues and advocates the importance of paying attention to Social Determinant of Health as the way to addressing several health issues. She has supervised 2 Bachelor of Nursing Honours students to completion and has Higher Degree Research students. She led 16 students on a field trip to China in an undergraduate unit on Comparative Health Care delivery. She was the Deputy-director of the Teaching and Learning Directorate of the School and currently a member of the School Workplan committee.

Dr Ogunsiji is the Founder of African Women’s Health and Support Organisation (AWHASO), a not-for-profit organisation for promotion of African women’s health at home and abroad. She is the Chair of the Management Board of Blacktown Women’s and Girls Health Centre, Blacktown and a member of the Community Migrant Resource Centre Management Board.   

This information has been contributed by Doctor Ogunsiji.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • BNurs (Hons) University of Western Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Xi Omircron (2018 - 2018)

Interests

  • Reading Research
  • Singing
  • Volunteering

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

Contact

Email: O.Ogunsiji@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9165 8665
Mobile: 0430024445
Location: 3.4.11

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400836 Health Promotion: A Primary Health Care Approach, 2017
  • 400836 Health Promotion: A Primary Health Care Approach, 2018
  • 401001 Primary Health Care in Action, 2018
  • 401009 Health in a Culturally Diverse Community, 2017
  • 401011 Research Principles for Nursing and Midwifery, 2015
  • 401021 Being a Professional Nurse or Midwife, 2017
  • 401022 Leadership in Nursing and Midwifery, 2017

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Wilkes, L., Ogunsiji, O., Ng Chok, H. and Mashingaidze, G. (2017), 'Doing mixed-methods research on sensitive topics with migrant women in Australia : experiences of female genital circumcision for African women', Sage Research Methods Cases. Part 2, Sage 9781473962248.

Journal Articles

  • Hussein, S., Dahlen, H., Ogunsiji, O. and Schmied, V. (2020), 'Uncovered and disrespected : a qualitative study of Jordanian women's experience of privacy in birth', Women and Birth, vol 33, no 5 , pp 496 - 504.
  • Hussein, S., Dahlen, H., Ogunsiji, O. and Schmied, V. (2020), 'Jordanian women's experiences and constructions of labour and birth in different settings, over time and across generations : a qualitative study', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 20, no 1 .
  • Geia, L., Baird, K., Bail, K., Barclay, L., Bennett, J., Best, O., Birks, M., Blackley, L., Blackman, R., Bonner, A., Bryant, R., Buzzacott, C., Campbell, S., Catling, C., Chamberlain, C., Cox, L., Cross, W., Cruickshank, M., Cummins, A., Dahlen, H., Daly, J., Darbyshire, P., Davidson, P., Denny-Wilson, E., De Souza, R., Doyle, K., Drummond, A., Duff, J., Duffield, C., Dunning, T., East, L., Elliott, D., Elmir, R., Fergie, D., Ferguson, C., Fernandez, R., Flower, D., Foureur, M., Fowler, C., Fry, M., Gorman, E., Grant, J., Gray, J., Halcomb, E., Hart, B., Hartz, D., Hazelton, M., Heaton, L., Hickman, L., Homer, C., Hungerford, C., Hutton, A., Jackson, D., Johnson, A., Kelly, M., Kitson, A., Knight, S., Levett-Jones, T., Lindsay, D., Lovett, R., Luck, L., Malloy, L., Manias, E., Mannix, J., Marriott, R., Martin, M., Massey, D., McCloughen, A., McGough, S., McGrath, L., Mills, J., Mitchell, B., Mohamed, J., Montayre, J., Moroney, T., Moyle, W., Moxham, L., Northam, H., Nowlan, S., O'Brien, T., Ogunsiji, O., Patterson, C., Pennington, K., Peters, K., Phillips, J., Power, T., Procter, N., Ramjan, L., Ramsay, N., Rasmussen, B., Rihari-Thomas, J., Rind, B., Robinson, M., Roche, M., Sainsbury, K., Salamonson, Y., Sherwood, J., Shields, L., Sim, J., Skinner, I., Smallwood, G., Smallwood, R., Stewart, L., Taylor, S., Usher, K., Virdun, C., Wannell, J., Ward, R., West, C., West, R., Wilkes, L., Williams, R., Wilson, R., Wynaden, D. and Wynne, R. (2020), '[In Press] A unified call to action from Australian nursing and midwifery leaders : ensuring that Black Lives Matter', Contemporary Nurse, .
  • Pangas, J., Ogunsiji, O., Elmir, R., Raman, S., Liamputtong, P., Burns, E., Dahlen, H. and Schmied, V. (2019), 'Refugee women's experiences negotiating motherhood and maternity care in a new country : a meta-ethnographic review', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol 90 , pp 31 - 45.
  • Ogbo, F., Ezeh, O., Khanlari, S., Naz, S., Senanayake, P., Ahmed, K., McKenzie, A., Ogunsiji, O., Agho, K., Page, A., Ussher, J., Perz, J., Barnett, B. and Eastwood, J. (2019), 'Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding cessation in the early postnatal period among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australian mothers', Nutrients, vol 11, no 7 .
  • Ogunsiji, O., Ng Chok, H., Mashingaidze, G. and Wilkes, L. (2018), '"I am still passionate despite the challenges" : nurses navigating the care for refugees', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 27, no 17-18 , pp 3335 - 3344.
  • Hussein, S., Dahlen, H., Ogunsiji, O. and Schmied, V. (2018), 'Women's experiences of childbirth in Middle Eastern countries : a narrative review', Midwifery, vol 59 , pp 100 - 111.
  • Ogunsiji, O., Wilkes, L. and Ng Chok, H. (2018), '"You take the private part of her body, ... you are taking a part of her life" : voices of circumcised African migrant women on female genital circumcision (FGC) in Australia', Health Care for Women International, vol 39, no 8 , pp 906 - 918.
  • Ogunsiji, O. and Clisdell, E. (2017), 'Intimate partner violence prevention and reduction : a review of literature', Health Care for Women International, vol 38, no 5 , pp 439 - 462.
  • Ogunsiji, O., Kwok, C. and Lee, C. (2017), 'Breast cancer screening practices of African migrant women in Australia : a descriptive cross-sectional study', BMC Women's Health, vol 17, no 1 .
  • Kwok, C., Ogunsiji, O. and Lee, C. (2016), 'Validation of the breast cancer screening beliefs questionnaire among African Australian women', BMC Public Health, vol 16 , pp 1 - 9.
  • Ogunsiji, O. (2016), 'Australian midwives' perspectives on managing obstetric care of women living with female genital circumcision/mutilation', Health Care for Women International, vol 37, no 10 , pp 1156 - 1169.
  • Ogunsiji, O., Foster, J. and Wilkes, L. (2016), 'Experiences of African women who migrate to a developed country and encounter domestic violence : a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence', JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, vol 14, no 12 , pp 92 - 99.
  • Ogunsiji, O. (2015), 'Female genital mutilation (FGM) : Australian midwives' knowledge and attitudes', Health Care for Women International, vol 36, no 11 , pp 1179 - 1193.
  • Ogunsiji, O., Wilkes, L., Peters, K. and Jackson, D. (2013), 'Knowledge, attitudes and usage of cancer screening among West African migrant women', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 22, no 7-8 , pp 1026 - 1033.
  • Ogunsiji, O., Wilkes, L., Jackson, D. and Peters, K. (2012), 'Suffering and smiling : West African immigrant women's experience of intimate partner violence', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 21, no 11-12 , pp 1659 - 1665.
  • Ogunsiji, O., Wilkes, L., Jackson, D. and Peters, K. (2012), 'Beginning again : West African women's experiences of being migrants in Australia', Journal of Transcultural Nursing, vol 23, no 3 , pp 279 - 286.
  • Ogunsiji, O., Wilkes, L. and Jackson, D. (2007), 'Female genital mutilation : Origin, beliefs, prevalence and implications for health care workers caring for immigrant women in Australia', Contemporary Nurse, vol 25, no 1-2 , pp 22 - 30.
  • Mohan, S., Wilkes, L., Ogunsiji, O. and Walker, A. (2005), 'Caring for Patients with Cancer in Non-Specialist Wards: the Nurse Experience', European Journal of Cancer Care, vol 14, no 3 , pp 256 - 263.
  • Ogunsiji, O. and Wilkes, L. (2004), 'Managing family life while studying: Single mothers' lived experience of being students in a nursing program', Contemporary Nurse: health care across the lifespan, vol 18, no 91-2 , pp 108 - 123.

Conference Papers

  • Ogunsiji, O. (2017), 'Becoming a new parent : pregnancy, birthing and parenting experiences of refugee mothers and fathers in New South Wales', Westmead Women's and Newborn Health Conference, Westmead, N.S.W..
  • Ogunsiji, O. and Leach, J. (2016), 'Migrant women's experience of intimate partner violence : a review of national and international literature', National Multicultural Women's Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..

Other Publications

  • 2018, 'Tackling Maternal Anxiety in the Perinatal Period: Reconceptualising Mothering Narratives', Report

My research interest are in Women's Health; African Women's health; Migrant and Refugee Women's Health; Primary Health Care. Topic areas that i have researched are:

  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Nursing Workforce in Refugee Health
  • Community Attititudes Towards Mental Illness
  • Teaching and Learning Cultural Issues in Health Care.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Ogunsiji.

Previous Projects

Title: Experiences of nursing workforce in refugee health
Funder:
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
Western Researchers: Olayide Ogunsiji and Lesley Wilkes
Years: 2013-10-15 - 2014-12-31
ID: P00021818
Title: Female genital mutilation: Prevalence, attitudes and associated health issues amongst African migrant.
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Olayide Ogunsiji and Lesley Wilkes
Years: 2012-11-15 - 2014-09-30
ID: P00021213
Title: Experience of Australian midwives caring for women living with consequences of female genital mutilation (FGM)
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Olayide Ogunsiji and Lesley Wilkes
Years: 2011-09-13 - 2013-06-30
ID: P00020425
Title: Healthy and Happy Life in Sydney - A community partnership program for promoting cancer awareness and screening practices among Chinese and African Australians
Funder:
  • Cancer Institute NSW
Western Researchers: Cannas Kwok and Olayide Ogunsiji
Years: 2012-05-30 - 2013-07-30
ID: P00020934

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