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Dr Mildred Ajebon

Lecturer in Human Geography

Lecturer in Human Geography in the Department of Geography+44 (0) 191 33 43496
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing 


Mildred is currently a Lecturer in Human Geography (Quantitative methods) in the Department of Geography. She has a background in Geography, completing her undergraduate degree in Geography and Regional Planning, University of Benin, Nigeria. She then trained in Geographical Information Systems in the School of Geography, University of Leeds.

Mildred completed her PhD in Human Geography as a Commonwealth Scholar in 2019 in the Department of Geography at Durham University. Her research project focused on child health inequalities at different spatial scales in Nigeria. 

Mildred started her teachng career as a Graduate Assistant at the Federal University of Technology, Minna. She joined the University of Benin Geography and Regional Planning as a Graduate Assistant and progressed to Lecturer-I before completing her PhD. She later joined the Department of Health Sciences, University of York as a Research Fellow in 2019. Mildred started her role as a Lecturer in the Department of Geography here at Durham University in 2022.


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
  • PhD Human Geography, Durham University, UK
  • MSc Geographical Information Systems (population health), University of Leeds, UK
  • MSc Geographical Information Systems (environment specialty), University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • BSc (Hons) Geography and Regional Planning, University of Benin, Nigeria

Research interests

  • My primary research interest is on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing applications for understanding a range of health outcomes among poor population groups. Major themes which feature in my work include, health inequality health ri
  • Social determinants of under-five mortality in Nigeria: A Geographial Analysis

Esteem Indicators

  • 2005: Best Graduating Student: Prof. S. E. N. Okoh Foundation Prize, Overall Best Graduating Student in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Benin, Nigeria, 2004/2005 Academic Session

    Departmental Academic Prize, Best Graduating Student in 400 Level, Department of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Benin, Nigeria 2004/2005 Academic Session