Dr. Olufunmilayo Olufunmilola Banjo – Director, Center for Gender and Social Policy Studies

Dr. Olufunmilayo O. Banjo is the Acting director of the Centre for Gender & Social Policy Studies (CGSPS), OAU. She bagged her Ph.D in Demography & Social Statistics from OAU in 2015. Thereafter, she proceeded on a one-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Population Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016. She is a recipient of the Consortium Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) graduate fellowship between 2013 and 2015; CARTA post-doctoral fellowship in 2016 and CARTA re-entry grant in 2017. Her research focus is on Gender issues, Women and their Reproductive Health; and Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health. She has attended conferences, workshops and seminars within and outside the country. She also has a number of publications in reputable local and international journal outlets to her credit. 

 Dr. Friday Eboiyehi – Senior Research Fellow

 Dr. M.M. Afolabi – Research Fellow

Dr. Jumoke Adeyeye – Research Fellow I

Dr. Olajumoke Adeyeye is a Research Fellow I at the Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies (CGSPS), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria where she teaches, undertakes research and advocacy issues on development and social policy issues.  Her research focus is on micro-level analysis of multidimensional empowerment, gender, youth empowerment, poverty and inequality especially in agriculture and rural livelihoods. Olajumoke holds a doctoral degree in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. She has over 10 years’ experience working with local and international organizations in areas such as market engagement activities, monitoring, evaluation and learning of programmes and policies, transformational leadership, collectives learning agenda, formulation and mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS and gender workplace policies, youth engagement and capacity building.

Dr. Ayobami Atijosan – Research Fellow I

Dr. Atijosan Ayobami Basirat holds a Doctoral degree in Biochemistry, Obafemi Awolowo university, Ile-Ife. She has various certificates in gender studies. She is a Research Fellow I at the Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, where she teaches and researches on diverse issues in gender and social policy. Her research focus is on women’s health, women entrepreneurship/ empowerment, gender and health specifically on the intersection of health and socio-cultural issues on the well-being of male and female. She is a gender expert with various publications in both local and international reputable journals in the field of Gender Studies.

Ms. Oluwatoyin Olajide – Junior Research Fellow

Ms. Oluwatoyin Olajide is currently a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies. She obtained a BSc. in International Relations from Covenant University and holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, United Kingdom. Her current research interests are in the areas of women’s rights, development, African feminisms and women’s work.

Dr. Paul Awoniyi – Research Fellow I

Dr Paul Olugbenga Awoniyi had his PhD in Gender Studies at the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. He is a researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University. He is also a recipient of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund – Tetfund in 2016. The following are his specific research areas: Gender equality, Climate change and women, Rural livelihood and women, and Rural Water Management. He engages both the qualitative and quantitative research methods both independently and as a mixed approach. His general research areas cover girl child development, women empowerment and Gender-based violence. He lectures Introduction to Feminist Theory and Gender and Social Development at the postgraduate school.

Mr Orofin – Executive Secretary

Mrs Akinyele – Principal Assistant Registrar

Mrs J. M. Ogedengbe – Secretarial Assistant II