Professor (Mrs.) Kudirat Oyebisi Bakare had her B. Sc. Home Economics (Clothing and Textiles) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1992; M. Sc. Clothing and Textiles from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in 2007; M. Sc. Home Science and Management from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye in 2010; M. Phil. Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2012; and Ph. D. Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2015.

Prof. Bakare has worked in a number of organisations which includes: Corona Secondary School, Agbara; Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos; Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where she rose through rank and file to the peak of academic career, professorship in 2020. She is a professor of Consumer Sciences with bias in Hospital and Tourism Management.

Prof. Bakare has worked on both national and international Research Grants which include Assessment of Bioavailability of Iron in Iron Fortified Bouillon Cubes in the Context of Nigerian Diets among Healthy Women of Reproductive Age – sponsored by Unilever, Netherlands as the Study Coordinator; and Development of Digital Ecosystem for the Nigerian Textile Industry sponsored by TETFUND National Research Fund 2020 to date as a Co- Researcher. She won the Best Lecturer Award in the Department of Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2018 by the Obafemi Awolowo University Green Awards.

She is a fellow of the    African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) – sponsored by USAID and Bill and Melinda Gate; and Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen, Netherlands – Sponsored by the Netherlands Government.                                                                                                                   2015.

Professor Bakare has held many management and leadership positions in higher education sector including membership and chairmanship of various committees in the Faculty of Agriculture and University; Acting Head of Department of Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences (20019 – 2021), and currently, the Vice Dean, Faculty of Agriculture. She has served as External Examiner for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to many institutions which include: University of Agriculture, Abeokuta: Olabisi Onabanjo University,Ago-Iwoye; University of Ilorin, Ilorin; and Adeyemi College of Education among others

She is a member of many professional bodies, national and international: International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE), 2003 – date; Home Economics Council of Nigeria (HECON), 2004 – date; Home and Hotel Management Society of Nigeria (HHMSON), 2006 – 2012; Nigerian Rural Sociological Association (NRSA), 2008 – date; Family and Consumer Sciences Society of Nigeria (FACSSON), 2011 – date; Nigeria Institute of Hospitality and Tourism (NIHAT), 2012 – date; National Research and Development Network of Children and Youth in Agricultural Programme in Nigeria (CYIAP), 2013 – date; and Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), 2020 to date among others.

Professor Bakare has to her credit over forty scholarly publications spanning contributions to book, journal articles, refereed conference proceeding, all in reputable on-shore and offshore outlets and has three creative works and two technical reports. She is a Reviewer to many national and international journals and she is currently an Editor to Ife Journal of Agriculture (IJA). She is currently on the team of professors working on CCMAS Book Series (Fundamentals of Environmental Sciences) Book 1 for the National University Commission (NUC).