Dr. Mapayi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, a masters degree and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. At present, she is an Associate Professor and consultant psychiatrist at OAU/Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife. She obtained a West African College of Physicians Fellowship in Psychiatry following her residency training at the OAU Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife. She has specialized training in REBT (Albert Ellis Institute). She is the coordinator for the annual short course on Adolescent Health in Sub Saharan Africa organized by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, OAU, UNFPA and WHO.
She lectures both undergraduate and post-graduate students in courses organized by various departments within and outside of the College of Health Sciences. She is involved in the development and revision of curriculum for the training of medical students and residents in psychiatry training. She is an associate Lecturer at the Center for Child and Adolescent Health, UCH, Ibadan and the Center for Gender and Development Studies, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti. She is an examiner for the West African College of Physicians and an associate examiner to the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
She has worked closely with the Federal Ministry of Health and UNFPA in their effort to promote the health of adolescents in Nigeria through training of desk officers on evidence for best practice. She has contributed to the development of several technical documents which include the FMOH Clinical protocol and the National training manual for the health and development of adolescent and young people in Nigeria.
Her core research interests have been in the areas of women's and Adolescent mental health and gender based violence and she has over 25 publications in peer reviewed journals. In the course of her career, Dr Boladale Mapayi has won several scholarships, grants, awards and laurels. These include but are not limited to:
The Professor T Adeoye Lambo Prize for the student with the best performance in neuropsychiatry in the final MBChB degree examination and The Olaningbe Makanjuola memorial prize for the best student in medicine in part VI MBChB degree examination (2001).
IBRO Travel award (2010), the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Travel award (2013) and the Donald J. Cohen Travel Fellowship (DJCTF) award (2014). Research grants from the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) PhD Fellowship (2014) and the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) grant (2014).
She was the Director of Programs (2013-2015) to the Women against Rape Sexual Harassment and Exploitation (WARSHE) group, a civil society that provides services to abused girls and women domiciled in Ile-Ife. She is also the secretary to the Sexual Violence Action Group (SVAG), situated in her institution. She is a volunteer member and facilitator for the Foundation for the care and resettlement of the mentally ill (CAREMI), an organization that supports people living with mental illness and provides information to the community on mental health promotion. She is the current Vice Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, OAU. She is an experienced facilitator, an advocate for gender equity, women empowerment and a right based approach to health interventions.