About Us


The EdResearch Hub, a non-profit organization founded in 2021, is committed to creating an inspiring and motivating atmosphere that re-shapes graduate students and young researchers in developing countries by discovering and maximizing opportunities needed to fulfil their life dreams.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help prepare young minds for educational opportunities and to improve outcomes for researchers in various fields by bridging the gap between education and research.

Our Vision

We are focused on providing mentorship with educational and research training programs especially for young scientists from developing countries and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Meet Our Team


Iyiola is interested in motivating young researchers and graduate students from developing countries, especially Africa. With most of her degree certificates obtained in Africa, she understands the struggles students encounter in securing opportunities from outside the walls of their continents. She hopes to help many people from developing countries, irrespective of gender and status to discover and fully harness opportunities.

She is a Doctor of philosophy in Functional Food and Nutrition. In Thailand, she studied as a Thailand Education Hub for ASEAN Countries (TEH-AC) Scholar, has received research grants, fundings and fellowships with published research works in the field of food science, functional foods and human health, food biotechnology and safety. Presently, she is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Food Science and Technology, Thammasat University  (TU).

Head of Human Resource Management

Joshua is currently a lecturer of Business Administration at Walailak University in Thailand and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the United Kingdom. He had his bachelor’s degree from University of Ilorin in Nigeria and worked in banking sector in Nigeria for some years before pursuing master’s degree from Prince of Songkla University in Thailand. He is passionate about helping others achieve quality research through mentorship and training in research methodology and data analysis. His research has been published in international journals in the field of international business, logistics and supply chain management, and food export policies.

Olatunde Oladipupo, PhD
Coordinator, Research and Trainings

Dr. Olatunde Oladipupo earned his Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, in 2020 and currently a researcher at the University of Manitoba, Canada. His experiences cut across non-thermal processing technologies, particularly towards enhancing functional food properties, food component modification, and ensuring food safety. Over the years, his research outputs have been published in several reputable international high impact factor journals. He also has co-authored several book chapters and won numerous awards. Dr. Olatunde is passionate about mentoring students in securing competitive scholarships both nationally and internationally.

Anujit Ghosal, PhD
Co-coordinator, Research and Trainings

Dr. Anujit Ghosal is working as a researcher at Richardson Centre for Food Technology and Research (RCFTR), University of Manitoba, Canada. He received his doctorate (Chemistry), in the year 2015 and postgraduate (Materials Chemistry) in 2009 from Jamia Millia Islamia (J.M.I.), New Delhi, India. He completed his undergraduate degree with honors in Chemistry from the University of Delhi, Delhi, India in 2007. He has worked in the School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (N-PDF), Beijing Institute of Technology (PRC), and served as an Assistant Professor at Galgotias University, India. He has published various research as well as review articles, co-authored/edited several book chapters/ books, and participated in many national/ international workshops/ conferences. Based on his vast experience in academia, he is highly interested in joining the Research and Training Program.

Ozioma F. Nwabor, PhD
Coordinator, Mentorship Program

Dr. Ozioma Nwabor is a  postdoctoral researcher affiliated to the Infectious Disease Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and is currently working on multi-drug resistance in pathogenic clinical bacteria isolates. He is interested in various research themes relating to bacterial pathogenicity and virulence including the synthesis and discovery of effective alternative anti-virulent agents, as well as resistance modifying agents. He is also interested in drug repurposing, foodborne pathogens (especially foodborne zoonosis), food safety and regulation, drug delivery, and functional biomaterials. He has authored several research publications in high-impact international journals. Dr. Ozed loves writing and is passionate about helping younger ones discover themselves. He loves teaching and mentoring students.

Eunice Amaka Akuru, Ph.D.
Head of Public Relations

Eunice Amaka Akuru is a Lecturer at the Unniversity of Nigeria, Nsukka and currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Livestock and Pasture Science, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa. She holds both B. Agric (Animal Science) and M.Sc. (Animal Nutrition) degrees from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Mrs Akuru was awarded the NRF-TWAS African Doctoral Renaissance Doctoral Fellowship for 3 years (2018-2020) and an extension for one additional year (2021), under the auspices of the National Research Foundation of South Africa and the World Academy of Science. During her master’s Program, she was selected for a Master’s Research Exchange Student award by the PAFROID-EU Consortium, a scholarship that afforded her the opportunity to travel to Stellenbosch University South Africa, in 2015 to conduct the research work required for her M.Sc. degree. She has several published articles in the field of Animal Science in highly ranked journals and serves as a reviewer for some reputable journals. She is an ardent researcher who is passionate about using her expertise to mentor other postgraduate students and young researchers. Currently, she provides useful mentorship tips to postgraduate students on a regular basis on her Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Tomi Lois Adetunji, PhD
Mentorship Program

Tomi is an early career scientist whose interest lies in academia and medicinal plant research. She earned her PhD degree from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa, and has published several articles in the field of plant science in top-ranked journals. She is passionate about research and student academic development and uses her expertise as a researcher to help others achieve high quality research. She excels at research collaboration, even in interdisciplinary team settings. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the North-West University (NWU), South Africa.

James Ukwumonu Yahaya
Mentorship Program

James is a Soil scientist who specialises in Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry. He had his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and has several publications (from his previous research work) to his name in reputable local and international journals. He is currently a 3rd year PhD candidate at the University of Ghana under the DAAD in-country/in-region scholarship. He is highly interested reaching out to his community, and also in mentoring young aspiring students in their quest to getting good quality higher education in their chosen fields of study.

Oluwatosin Olayinka
Coordinator Community Outreach

Oluwatosin is an agricultural economist with experience in agricultural markets and food value chain. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and extension from the Federal University of Technology, Akure and masters degree in Economics from the University of Lagos. She is a Google certified Data Analyst currently working in the R&D department of an agri-food company. She is passionate about using data analytics and research skills to solve agricultural problems. She is also involved in providing career guidance to secondary school students through school outreach programmes and seminars.

Kikelomo Babalola
Community Outreach Program

Kikelomo is a resourceful and goal-oriented educator and a counselor with over four years experience in the teaching profession. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English education from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and Master’s degree in Counselor Education from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. She is passionate about community building and promoting public education. She uses her expertise as an education specialist to reach out to students at different levels to foster a positive change.

Emmanuel Ayobami Makinde
Mentorship Program

Emmanuel is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, Queensland Australia. He is a passionate teacher and researcher, and his research interest lies in natural product chemistry and drug discovery. He is driven by the desire to make novel contributions to the development of natural products derived remedies for the treatment of chronic diseases as well as their successful incorporation into current medicinal practices. Emmanuel enjoys writing and he has authored and co-authored several research articles in high-impact international journals. He feels privileged to have enjoyed fully funded high-value scholarships all through his postgraduate studies and he is keen to help others walk that path through The EdResearch Hub Mentoring Program.

Aboyeji Opeyemi Rebecca
Mentorship Program

Rebecca is a resourceful and goal-oriented french graduate and educator with over a year of experience in the teaching profession and also in the administrative field. She holds a bachelor’s degree in French and International Studies from Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria. She is passionate about community building and promoting public education. She has organized free French classes for pupils in some schools in Ilorin, and orphanages in Kwara State. She uses her expertise as an education specialist to reach out to students at different levels to foster a positive change.

Oluwatobi Kolawole, PhD
Mentorship Program

Tobi is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast, and the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. His research centers on the development of various analytical techniques for the detection of natural toxins in food as well as the negative effects of natural toxins on human and animal health. He is also interested in natural product discovery for the mitigation of natural toxins in food and animal feed. Tobi obtained his Ph.D. from Queen’s University Belfast and has co-authored numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is a recipient of the commonwealth scholarship, the Marie-Curie early career fellowship, and the prestigious Royal Society for Chemistry Early Career Medal awards. He is very keen on providing mentorship and career guidance and helping less-privileged prospective graduate students secure international scholarships.

Islamiat Abidemi Raji (Abi),PhD
Mentorship Program

Abi is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Biology Department, at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is a young Ecologist and Educator passionate about Biodiversity Conservation, People, and their relationship with the Environment.

She holds a Ph.D. in Ecological Sciences, a master’s degree in Conservation Biology (Ornithology major), and a bachelor’s degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management.

 Her research interests include Behavioral Ecology, Plant-Animal Interaction, Ecosystem Services, Land-use and Climate change impacts on biodiversity, and community Science projects. She is drawn to drivers of plant-animal interactions in mutualistic networks, especially Frugivore-Seed dispersal interaction, including tree phenology patterns, Seed, and Fruit characteristics, promoting forest regeneration and restoration dynamics.

Abi has worked and volunteered with Non-governmental Organizations and Universities in Nigeria and South Africa as a Bird bander, Bat Ecologist, Citizen Scientist, and Researcher. She is a change-maker, and very much interested in mentoring youth and advocating for inclusion and equity. She, therefore, maximizes any available opportunity to mentor and help young people attain the peak of their careers, living a fulfilled life as much as it is in her capacity. She has mentored several youths to win both local and international scholarships and has led scholarship projects in secondary schools including raising funds for young girls’ education and creating environmental awareness among University and Secondary school students to promote sustainable biodiversity management. She has won several awards ranging from Studies, Training, Workshops, and Travel grants, and has also published articles in reputable journals and participated in several local and international conferences.

We are happy to have Abi volunteer with us as a mentor in our mentorship program. Welcome on board!

Chinemerem Ohoro, PhD
Mentorship Program

Chinemerem is a postdoctoral fellow at the Water Research Group of North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa. She earned her PhD degree in Environmental/Analytical Chemistry from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa, and has authored several articles in this niche in quality and peer-reviewed journals. Her research focus is on the investigation of emerging contaminants in environmental and clinical samples, and their ecotoxicological effects on humans and animals. Dr. Chinemerem has also lectured to Nursing Science and Analytical Chemistry students at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa (2019-2021). She is very passionate about helping the upcoming researchers especially women in science attain their academic height.