Ijeoma Jane Emeghe

PHD Student

Ijeoma Jane Emeghe

Ijeoma Jane Emeghe

Academic Area(s): Real Estate & Planning
Supervisor(s): Professor Kathy Pain, Professor Flora Samuel
Research Topic(s): Housing Quality and Mental Well-being Valuation
i.j.emeghe@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Areas of academic interest

Housing, Health and Well-being, Well-being Economics (Welfare Economics), Behavioural Economics

Profile

Ijeoma holds her 1st and 2nd degrees in Real Estate Management from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria. Her research interest focuses on investigating the interdisciplinary relationship between housing quality, autonomy and mental well-being, with an aim to monetising well-being. Following literature, she underpins her research with a trio-theoretical framework developed to measure health inequality; however, suitably adapts to the current research.

The research predominantly adopts both methodological techniques. The first parts examine existing longitudinal dataset relating to housing quality and mental well-being analysis, and well-being valuation. Due to obvious drawbacks on existing dataset with regards to environmental and design quality and occupier autonomy, the second part of the research conducts in-depth interviews on a case study to plug the identified gaps on individual’ well-being. Overall, the research, will inform policy circles and housing providers’ decision making through the well-being valuation approach. This approach also doubles as mediation to inequality, and effective resource allocation.

She identifies with research clusters: Cinnergies (University of Reading), the Urban Living Group (University of Reading), and RIBA Research Leads - Social Value group (London).

Educational Qualifications

  • MSc ‘Real Estate Management’, University of Lagos, Nigeria (2014)
  • BSc ‘Real Estate Management’, University of Lagos, Nigeria (2011)
  • OND ‘Computer Science’, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria (2007)

Professional Qualifications

Qualified Real Estate Professional certified by The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) in 2016—Associate Member (M04656)

Research grants

Scholarship from the European and Social Research Council (ESRC) for PhD Summer Conference at the University of Kent, 2nd - 4th July 2018

Publications

Ajibola, M. O., Emeghe, I. J., Oluwunmi, A. O. and Oni, A. S. (2017). A Study on Students’ Choice of Programme in the University.

M. O. Ajibola, S. A. Oloyede, A. O. Oluwunmi, and I. J. Emeghe (2016). Assessing Wetlands Functions in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria.

Oluwunmi, A. O., Emeghe, I. J., Oni, A. S. and Ajayi, O. (2016). Demographic Factors and Students’ Satisfaction in Nigerian Private Universities.

Adedeji Afolabi, Opeyemi Oyeyipo, Rapheal Ojelabi and Ijeoma Emeghe (2016). Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Production of Building Materials.

Afolabi, A., Emeghe, I., Oyeyipo, O. and Ojelabi, R. (2016). Professionals’ Preference for Migrant Craftsmen in Lagos State.

Adedeji O. Afolabi, Rapheal A. Ojelabi, Lekan M. Amusan, Patience F. Tunji-Olayeni, Ignatius O. Omuh, Ijeoma Emeghe (2016). The Impact of Embedded Multimedia Video Learning of Building Construction Practice on Construction Students.

Akinjare, O. A., Akinjare, V. A., Oluwatobi, A. O. and Emeghe, I. J. (2015). Residential Rental Value Determination and the Power Line Factor in Lagos, Nigeria.

Oloke, O. C., Durodola, O. D. and Emeghe, I. J. (2015). Behavioural Analysis of Insurance Companies in Real Estate Investment in Nigeria.

Working papers (Out for Review):

Liveability of the Urban Centre: Investigating the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Consumer Behaviour and Household Energy Consumption: Covenant University Case Study.