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Taiwo Modupe Oladunni

Obafemi Awolowo University

Country: Nigeria

Institution: Obafemi Awolowo University

Area of Research: Relationship between Psychological Well-being and HAART Adherence among HIV/AIDS Infected Persons in three Nationally Designated Treatment Centers in Southwest Nigeria


Modupe is a health and development researcher with over 15 years of research experience in Adolescent Health, HIV/AIDs, Maternal and Child Health, Gender, and Health Behaviour. She is also a public health consultant with capacity in research grants development and strong ability in training, health system strengthening, and policy advocacy. She also has experience in curriculum development especially on gender and health for teaching diploma and post-graduate students in the center for gender and social policy development. Recognized as a results-driven, mission-focused researcher with exceptional and well-grounded strategic planning and project management skills; with proven ability to turn vision to reality. She is a strong communicator, relationship builder, trainer, and negotiator, experienced in forging alliances and building partnerships with young people, civil societies, donors, government agencies, and other stakeholders in Nigeria. Her main responsibilities covered the conduct of health-related gender studies, teaching gender education, and the development of gender and social policies. She has provided leadership in the development and conduct of several pieces of research including; determining HIV/AIDS knowledge and prevalence within the University community towards developing HIV/AIDS policy and assessment of Gender terrain and sexual harassment towards the development of anti-sexual harassment policy. She also supervised a UNWOMEN supported study on perception and level of women participation in politics in 6 states, participate in the implementation of the last phase of the 10 years CARNEGIE Cooperation’s support for a female scholarship award for science students.