E. Babatunde Jaiyeoba is an architect, Professor and Head, Department of Architecture at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria where he studied and completed his PhD deploying Henri Lefebvre’s theory of space to problematize and proffer solutions to low-income housing in the developing world. He was a University Scholar and a National Merit awardee in his undergraduate days and was a Post-graduate Fellow during the MSc Architecture program. He enjoys combining architectural research and practise with a focus on technology, management and production. Lately, Professor Jaiyeoba has taken a keen interest in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies at the intersection of Built Environment and Health and Humanities. He recently co-chaired the Obafemi Awolowo University Faculty of Environmental Design and Management Conference (EDMIC 2021) co-hosted by the Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England. His research idea- Comparative study of Social Status, Neighbourhood Characteristics and Health Risk Factors in Two Countries in the Global North and South- submitted to the Templeton World Charity Foundation’s 2020 call for Grand Challenges is included, along with ideas sourced from researchers worldwide in TWCF website: https://www.templetonworldcharity.org/humanflourishing/ideas-database.

Prof Jaiyeoba is in the team that won the Getty Keeping-It-Modern 2020 grant for the Conservation Management Plan of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria designed by Bauhaus trained Israeli Architect- Arieh Sharon and another supporting grant from Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Germany for the complementary measures.