Dr Akinola Oluwole holds a BSc in Zoology from University of Ilorin with MSc and PhD in Parasitology from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
Dr Oluwole has about ten years’ experience working on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) such as onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil transmitted helminthiasis and trichomoniaisis and is currently employing geo-spatial tools in disease mapping and epidemiology of parasitic diseases.
His research has been published in notable international peer-reviewed journals. Prior to his current role, he has worked as Research Assistant in Spatial Parasitology and Health GIS Research Lab, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and as a Consultant on Monitoring and Evaluation of NTDs in Nigeria for international and national organisations such as World Health Organization/African Programme for Onchocerciasis, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria, MITOSATH and Sightsavers.
He is a member of professional bodies such as International Society for Infectious Diseases, Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Disease and American Society for Microbiology and has won several awards and grants.