Prof. Beatrice Olubukola Ogunba

Prof. Beatrice Olubukola Ogunba

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Prof. Beatrice Olubukola Ogunba is a Nutritionist specializing in Maternal and Child Nutrition. Her area of research has been in breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in Nigeria. She is a Reader in the Department of Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife Nigeria. She had her PhD Degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2007 and she has been working in the University as an academic staff from 1995 to date. Prof. Ogunba has 32 published journal articles and 6 conference proceedings. She leads a group of stakeholders that promote exclusive breastfeeding for six month and continued breastfeeding to 2 years especially in rural communities. She achieved this by working with community health workers, educational outreaches to mothers in antenatal clinics and communities. She is a member of 8 professional associations including the Nutrition Society of the U.K.