Associate Professor Kingsley Agho


Associate Professor in biostatistics


Kingsley Emwinyore Agho, BSc, BEd, MSc, MEng, Ph.D., MPH, is an associate professor in biostatistics at the School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, Australia. Before joining Western Sydney University, Kingsley has had research and teaching experience from the University of Sydney and University of Newcastle. He has over 15 years’ experience in the design and analysis of large epidemiological studies including longitudinal and cluster RCT data. Another key research interest of Kingsley is in Epidemiology, Global health and water management and engineering– one to one water saving program for high water users. He has supervised 14 PhD and 2 Masters by research students and currently supervises 3 PhD students.

Kingsley has a track record of over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles (H-Index=33, > 3717 citations) and he has published 95 of his 141 publications in the last 5 years. Kingsley is an associate editor of BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. Kingsley is a chief investigator on six NHMRC project grants (worth over 12 million) on reducing malnutrition and mortality in Bangladeshi and Laos children and a founding member of the South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network (SAIFRN) funded by AusAID. SAIFRN seeks to improve infant and young child feeding practices and reduce infant mortality in the South Asian region and the network included Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Kingsley research leadership in relation to the role of global health, nutrition and public health has influenced and contributed to key areas of government policy internationally especially in countries like Nigeria, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Indonesia, Myanmar, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Laos, Uganda, Malawi and Mozambique.

Kingsley’s research has focused on injury prevention, climate change, prevention of maternal and child undernutrition, prevention of iron deficiency in women, infant and young child feeding, the double burden of malnutrition, and use of mobile phone communications for improved nutrition; which has led to independent advocacy for maternal and child health in Australia, Asia and Africa. Kingsley research findings has supported, influenced and contributed to key areas of government policy nationally (legislative changes to gun laws and Climate Change Review) and internationally (Maternal and Child Health). Dissemination of these study results has enabled policy makers and public health researchers in East and Southeast Asia and Africa, achieve food security and improve nutrition in order to promote the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and inspire future Evidence-Based interventions by the year 2030.


  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health

Qualifications and Recognition

  • School of Science and Health - Research Excellence Award 2016-08-08
  • MPH University of Newcastle (NSW)
  • PhD University of Technology, Sydney
  • ME University of Newcastle (NSW)
  • MScIndMath University of Benin

Research and Publications

Contact Details

Telephone +61 2 4620 3635
Location Building 24, Campbelltown Campus