Modupe Taiwo


Modupe Oladunni Taiwo 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 results-driven, mission focused researcher with exceptional and well-grounded strategic planning and project management skills; with proven ability to turn vision to reality. Highly disciplined, motivated and intelligent individual with exceptional ability for team work and sterling leadership qualities. A strong communicator, relationship builder, trainer and negotiator, experienced in forging alliances and building partnership with young people, civil societies, donors, government agencies and other stakeholders in Nigeria. My main responsibilities covered conduct of health-related gender studies, teaching gender education and development of gender and social policies. Provide leadership in the development and conduct of several researches including; Determining HIV/AIDS knowledge and prevalence within the University community towards developing HIV/AIDS policy. Assessment of Gender terrain and sexual harassment towards the development of anti-sexual harassment policy. I 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 female scholarship award for science students. I am vast in publishing in peer review journal outlets and a peer reviewer and a mentor to younger researchers.