Dr Boladale Mapayi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, a master’s degree and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. At present, she is an associate Professor and consultant psychiatrist at OAU and OAU Teaching Hospitals Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife. She obtained a West African College of Physicians Fellowship in Psychiatry following her residency training at the OAUTHC, Ile-Ife. She has specialized training in REBT (Albert Ellis Institute). She is an associate Lecturer at the Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, UCH, Ibadan and the Center for Gender and Development Studies, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti. She is also an examiner for the West African College of Physicians. Dr Mapayi has participated in the development and reviews of multiple national and international technical reports. The 2011 clinical protocol for the health and development of adolescent and young people in Nigeria and the National training manual for the health and development of adolescent and young people in Nigeria (Federal Ministry of Health); the 2013 PEPFAR Health Professional Fellowship Program Curriculum (Obafemi Awolowo University and MSH); the 2021 National adaptation of the WHO Clinical Handbook for responding to women who have experienced sexual violence (WHO) and the 2021 review of the national HIV prevention standard documents MPPI, National Prevention Plan and the National Strategy for Adolescents (NACA). She has worked on adolescents and young people programs. She has coordinated and facilitated several training programs on AYPs. She has worked within several teams to develop curricular and train others on implementation of regional and National policy documents. She has participated in several agenda‐setting initiatives concerning gender, sexual minorities, sexual violence, Adolescents and young people. She has served in many leadership positions, including as Vice Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria between 2017 and 2018. Her research interests are in the areas of women’s and Adolescent mental health, sexuality and gender-based violence and she has over 40 publications in peer reviewed journals. She has received and executed a number of research grants, including the CARTA Doctoral Fellowship for PhD (2014 – 2017) and as Co PI, the Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research (2020 – 2021). She was a volunteer Director of Programs (2013-2015) and remains a volunteer counsellor and facilitator to the Women against Rape Sexual Harassment and Exploitation (WARSHE) group, a civil society that provides services to abused girls and women domiciled in Ile-Ife. She is a volunteer facilitator for the Foundation for the care and resettlement of the mentally ill (CAREMI), an organization that supports people living with mental illness. She is an experienced facilitator, an advocate for gender equity, women empowerment and a right based approach to health interventions.