Joseph Obadiora (Ph.D)

OBADIORA, Adebayo Joseph (Ph.D) is a lecturer in the Department of Arts and Social Science Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He has his first degree in Social Studies Education, second and third degree in Curriculum Development. Obadiora is working hard and making remarkable contributions in the areas of research through scholarly publications in reputable national and international journals. His research focuses on curriculum development, implementation, assessment and innovation (especially in the area of Environmental Education, Community Development and Hygienic Culture). He is a member of professional bodies such as Ife School Curriculum Improvement Group, Social Studies Association of Nigeria (SOSAN), Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and General Coordinator of Population Welfare and Empowerment Foundation (POWEF).

Dr Nai Rui Chng

Nai Rui Chng holds a PhD in political science from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is currently a research associate in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow.

His main research interest is the politics of health and environment, and he specialises in policy and programme evaluation. His cross-disciplinary research spans the fields of public health, social and public policy, comparative politics, political sociology, and international development.

A political ethnographer by background, he is also experienced in other qualitative research methods as well as mixed-method analysis. @nairuichng

Prof. Adrian Boyce

Adrian Boyce is Professor of Applied Geology at SUERC. He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) and Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) and a leader applied stable isotope Geoscience research in the UK and beyond.

Adrian has co-published over 285 peer-reviewed papers (h-index=40), many focused on the application of stable isotope geochemistry to hydrogeological processes. He has run the NERC Isotope Community Support Facility at SUERC for over 20 years, set in one of Europe’s leading stable isotope laboratories, through which he has been responsible for the isotopic aspects of over 120 peer-reviewed NERC projects, including over 75 PhD students. He has demonstrated the utility of underpinning stable isotope techniques on research from km- to sub-millimetre scale fundamental hydrogeological processes from crustal fluid flow mechanisms to ocean vents to major ore deposits to geothermal energy.

Dr Mercy Adeogun

Mercy Adeogun has a PhD in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development and Lecture at Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos. His research work focuses on indigenous knowledge in fisheries and aquatic resources.

A change agent in local community with practical engagement for more than 15 years, Dr Adeogun focuses on small holder farmers/fishers with emphasis on gender using indigenous practices as basis for improving agricultural productivity and livelihood. Mercy is appointed a Team Leader by West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme, Nigeria for technologies transfer to end-users in adopted villages and Schools to increase productivity, income and reduce pressure on the natural environment.

Carolyn Khamete Mango

Carolyn Khamete Mango is a Commonwealth Scholarship Commission PhD scholar at the University of Glasgow, UK. Her research interest focuses on postcolonial African feminism and its contribution in the Kenyan film industry by studying six contemporary Kenyan women filmmakers.

Carolyn is also a past Commonwealth Scholarship Commission scholar having studied for a Master of Research in Publishing Studies graduate from University of Stirling, UK. Ms Mango conducted research on Kenyan women’s career paths in the book publishing industry.

She has long experience as chief editor, gender officer in the book publishing industry and a former teacher.

Dr Amol Deshmukh

Dr Amol Deshmukh is working as a human-robot interaction researcher in
computing science department at University of Glasgow. He is a
Roboticist and has worked on multiple European Union projects involving
social robots in work places, children in schools and public spaces.

Dr Deshmukh has published more than 36 papers internationally and recently
conducted first of its kind social robot study conducted with rural
subjects in Indian villages which got global media attention. Research
with social robots in developing countries is an essential step towards
informing design decisions for robotic products that seek to address the
populations at the bottom of the economic pyramid to create a positive
impact for the wider community rather than a privileged few in the
developed world.


Ruth Mumba

Ruth Mumba has a BSc in Earth Sciences and Geography from  the University of Malawi.

Ruth is the Director of Abundance Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working on human development and environmental conservation. She has worked on research programs with The University of Glasgow, College of Science, and Engineering, in questionnaire design, team and funds management, and data collection on a Biomass Energy survey ; with the School of Geography and Earth Science she worked on a pilot migration study in data collection and translation.

Lessah Mandoloma

Lessah Mandoloma, is a lecturer in Natural Resources Management. She has a BSc and an MSc in Natural Resources Management- from University of Malawi and Egerton University, Kenya respectively. Lessah is an AWARD fellow, a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientist across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills through tailored fellowships.

Lessah is a member of Women Organised for change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (WOCAN), Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) and Society for Conservation Biology (SCB).

Research areas: Wildlife management, Ecotourism, Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change and Nature Conservation.

Dr Tajudeen Adewumi Adebisi

Tajudeen Adewumi Adebisi obtained his Bachelor’s degree (Education/English), Master’s degree (Adult Education), and Doctoral degree (Adult Education) from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria.

Dr Adebisi started lecturing in 2007 as one of the pioneer lecturers in Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria. Dr Adebisi is now lecturing in the Department of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He is an expert and consultant in the Field of Adult Education, with specific interest in Adult Learning and Human Resource Development, Workplace learning and Vocational & Technical Education. He has written extensively on these areas in scholarly journals.

Dr Azeez Babatunde Adebakin

Azeez Babatunde Adebakin (Ph.D) is a faculty member in the Department of Educational Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

His research interests revolve around educational planning, economics of education, entrepreneurship education, employability,  job skills/competences development as well as education and work transitions. He has considerable experience in conducting mixed methods research in education in developing countries and has published relevant scholarly articles in his research areas. He had training scholarship and fellowship from DAAD, Germany and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Senegal respectively.