PROFESSOR NIGATU REGASSA a former staff of Hawassa University – “Welcome back to your home country/Ethiopia! “You’re back home finally!!




Full professor of demography/ population studies, College of Development Studies,AAU
               Senior Consultant at Fronteiri Int. Research Firm, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                              a photograph @ his current office  on duty



Current Positions (since November 2019)

Full professor of demography/ population studies, College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University (AAU)

  • Senior Consultant at Fronteiri Int. Research Firm, Addis Abab, Ethiopia

Positions in Canada and abroad

  • Consultant,

Nutrition International Consultant March- July 2019 Ottawa, Canada

Research    Officer             2016-2018

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Canada

  • Consultant,

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)   Aug- Dec, 2017

UN, Rome

  • Visiting Research Scholar2014-2016

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Canada

Photo taken last year in front of his office building in Canada, University of Saskatchewan 

Positions in Hawassa University

  • V/President, Business and Development                                                           2011-2014
  • Associate V/ President, Academic Programs                                                     2008-2011
  • Director, Continuing Education Division                                                          2006-2008
  • Head, Hotel Management                                                                                       Jul-Dec.203
  • Head, Rural Development and Family Sciences                                              2001-2003
  • Assistant Dean of students and Guidance Counselor                                    1996- 1999


 Photo taken  @ his office HU


Research articles published

Total 51 articles published in international journals.

Number of publications as staff of HU = 27

Number of articles while abroad = 24

Some of the links for the most recent publications can be found  there in the Google link:

  1. SathiyaSusuman, Hamisi F Hamisi, SiakaLougue, Kanayo OGUJIUBA, Nigatu Regassa (2015). Journal of Social Science Research . An Assessment of the Age Reporting in the Tanzania Population Census Journal of Social Science Research, Vol. 8 (2):  1552-1563, 2015 (Impact factor: 1.704).
  2. Carol Jean Henry , Susan J. Whiting &Nigatu Regassa (2015). Complementary Feeding Practices among Infant and Young Children in Southern Ethiopia: Review of the Findings from a Canada-Ethiopia Project. Journal of Agricultural Science; Vol. 7, No. 10; 2015.
  3. Carol J. Henry, Patience Elabor-Idemudia,. ShelemeBeyene, Susan J. Whiting, Nigatu Regassa(2016). Strengthen nutrition sensitive agriculture through bio fortification: Introducing a comprehensive framework based on findings from a Canadian/Ethiopian project. Journal of Nursing, Social Studies, Public Health and Rehabilitation 1–2, 2016, pp. 41–56
  4. MisrakGetnet, Nigatu Regassa, TesfaDejene and Zuriash Mengistu.Early initiation of breastfeeding among mothers of children under the age of 24 months in Southern Ethiopia. International Breast-feeding Journal, 2017 12:1 DOI 10.1186/s13006-016-0096-3.
  5. AlemnehKabata, Carol Henry, DebebeMoges, NehemhiaKebebu, Susan Whiting, Nigatu Regassa& Robert Tyler. Determinants and Constraints of Pulse Production and Consumption among Farming Households of Ethiopia. Journal of Food Research2017,Vol. 6, No. 1.
  6. Marian AmakaOdenigbo,PatienceElabor-Idemudia, Nigatu Regassa Geda. Influence of nutrition-sensitive interventions on dietary profiles of smallholder farming households in East and Southern Africa. IFAD Research Series, pp 1-27, ISBN 978-92-9072-808-5
  7. Ersino G, Zello GA, Henry CJ, RegassaN.Gender and household structure factors associated with maternal and child undernutrition in rural communities in Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 13(10): e0203914.
  8. FelegushDargie, Carol Jean Henry Hailu Hailemariam &Nigatu Regassa. Peer-Led Pulse based Nutrition Education Intervention resulted in improvement of School Aged Children’s Knowledge, Attitude, Practice (KAP) and Nutritional Status in MisrakBadiwacho Woreda, Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Journal of Food Research.2018,7(3) ISSN 1927-0887.
  9. Getahun E, Carol H, Zello GA, Nigatu R. Household Food Insecurity and Hunger in Selected Ethiopian Agricultural Communities: Examination of Supply and Demand FactorsJournal of Food Research 2018, 7, No. 4ISSN 1927-0887
  10. Nigatu Regassa,Yelena Bird,John Moraros. Preference in the use of full childhood immunizations in Ethiopia: the role of maternal health services. Patient Preference and Adherence. 2019:13 91–99.
  11. Tafere G/Her and Nigatu Regassa.Ethiopia’s high childhood undernutrition explained: analysis of the prevalence and key correlates based on recent nationally representative data.Public Health Nutrition., Cambridge.


Author: 21st Century Library & Information Technology Network [Information & Knowledge Dissemination Platform By Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional at Hawassa University, Ethiopia]

Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional @ Hawassa University, , Sidama Region, Ethiopia

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