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Dr James A Ayangunna

Lecturer in Social Work

Lecturer in Social Work, Department of Social Work (Geriatric Social Workers Association) University of Ibadan


Department of Social Work

Faculty of Education

University of Ibadan



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Dr Ayangunna is teaching, among other courses, Ageing to both undergraduates and postgraduate students at the University of Ibadan. He holds Masters degrees in Social Work (M SW) and Public Health (M Ph) respectively; and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare. The social work career of Dr Ayangunna started right from his training days in Social Development and Administration at the University of Lagos and he worked at various social welfare settings including the old peoples’ home at Yaba, Lagos.



Key research/capacity building interests


Research Interests

  • Care of older persons in North Eastern Nigeria

Capacity Building Interests

  • To train social workers in geriatric social work for research

Key methodological skills

  • Interviews for qualitative information gathering and questionnaires for quantitative data are used

Current/planned research

  • Care of older persons by geriatric social workers.