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Esther Afolabi Kikelomo

Obafemi Awolowo University

Country: Nigeria

Institution: Obafemi Awolowo University

Area of Research: Correlation of cervical cancer risk factors with cervical smear and histopathological diagnosis among reproductive age women in Ile-Ife, Osun State.


Esther Kikelomo Afolabi is a lecturer in the Department of Nursing Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. She is a promising nurse scholar and teaches undergraduate courses at the Departmental and Faculty level of the College of Health Sciences. Her background training in Nursing Science affords her a sound understanding of the subject both in theory and practice. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing Science with an area of specialty in Community Health Nursing and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Before joining the Department of Nursing Science, Esther worked as a nurse instructor in a nursing mission school for a year during her National Youth Service Year and as a volunteered clinical nurse for six months in the same Institution hospital. She joined the Medical and Health Services of the University for paid services as a clinical nurse officer in 2010. She completed her master’s program in 2013 and transferred her services to the Department of Nursing Science in early 2014 to join the academic workforce. Esther believes in promoting the sexual and reproductive health of women. Hence, she plans to be involved in networking and collaborative research geared towards proffering solutions to prevailing sexual and reproductive health problems in our resource-constrained society.