Emmah Etim-Ima

Emmah Etim-Ima

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Emmah Etim-Ima is a health and development geographer interested in how people relate to their health in the oil host communities. Her doctoral research uses a mixed methods approach to investigate how living in an environmentally polluted area can affect individuals' decision making about their health considering the determinants of health, health inequalities and access to health care in the Niger Delta, Nigeria.


  • MSc Environmental Health studies, University of Derby - 2014
  • MSc Environmental monitoring for management, Loughborough University - 2009
  • BSc Geography, University of Lagos - 2006


Emmah completed her BSc in Geography in 2006 and was awarded 2.1 honors and preceded to Loughborough University before moving to the University of Derby. She is presently researching for a PhD at the University of Birmingham.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Health Seeking Behaviour in the Oil Producing communities of the Niger Delta: A case study of Eket/Ibeno
Dr Patricia Noxolo and Dr Jonathan Oldfield


Research interests

Health Geographies, Development geographies, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Management, Public Health.


Work in Progress:

“Health seeking behaviors in oil-producing regions of Nigeria”