Contribution to Knowledge

The focus of my research has been mainly Preventive Dentistry, Public Health and Epidemiology. My current interest is in Research Ethics, Health Sciences Education and Policy.  I have published 98 full-length articles in Local and International peer-reviewed scientific journals, two books, three Chapter contributions to books, three monographs, and 43 conference abstracts.

I have attended over 120 scientific conferences in countries as diverse as Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Republic of Benin, South Africa, Ethiopia, England, Scotland, Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Kuwait, Australia, France, Spain, Tunisia and the USA. I personally presented papers in over 50 of these. I conceived the idea and led the organising committees for 10 of these conferences/workshops.

I have initiated and implemented novel courses and programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I was the Project Director (2007 -2010) for the DFID sponsored project on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Policy involving three partner institutions which are: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; the University of Southampton, Southampton, UK; and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. I was also the Focal person for Obafemi Awolowo University in a multimillion pounds project on Higher Education and Research in Africa under the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) from 2009 to 2011.