Dr. Ogochukwu Winifred Odeigah is a Developmental Psychologist with expertise in alcohol-related issues.
Dr. Ogochukwu Winifred Odeigah is a Developmental Psychologist with expertise in alcohol-related issues. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology (First Class Honours) and an MSc in Developmental Psychology (Distinction) both from the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 2010 and 2014 respectively. Ogochukwu received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Ibadan and the University of Surrey, England in 2021 under the supervision of Professor Benjamin O. Olley and Dr. Robert Patton. Her Ph.D. examined psychosocial predictors, the relative effects of Brief intervention and Inoculation Treatment on Heavy Episodic Drinking among university students in Nigeria and was funded by the Delta State First Class Scholarship Scheme and the Commonwealth Split-site Ph.D. Scholarship. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, College of Arts, Management and Social Sciences (CAMASS), Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Her current research interests borders on two themes: Alcohol use among emerging adults and alcohol policies in Africa. Ogochukwu has several publications which have appeared in WHO Bulletin on Narcotics, Journal of studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Journal of Substance Use, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, amongst others. She reviews articles for Addiction and the African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, including providing expert opinions on Alcohol-related issues in Nigeria.