Prof. Olumakaiye M. Funke

Prof. Olumakaiye M. Funke


Olumakaiye M. Funke is a Professor in the Department of Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria. She has a B.Sc in Foods and Nutrition from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; M.Sc. in Human Nutrition and Ph.D in Public Health Nutrition in the year 2007 from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in International Food and Nutrition Security from Wageningen University and Research Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands in the year 2009. Her research focus is in the area Public Health Nutrition with interest in vulnerable groups (Infants, School children, Adolescents and Women of Reproductive Age). She has published about 40 articles in reputable Local and International Journals. One of her published articles on Food consumption pattern of adolescents and effect on body weight was adjudged number one in top ten rating among all articles published in that domain worldwide in 2013. She is a regular speaker at both local and international conferences.

Prof. Olumakaiye has won several awards, one of which is a Fellow of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development in 2011, a Bill and Melinda Gates sponsored award. She is a consultant to many Organisations on nutrition matters.

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