Prof. Akinfala

Prof. Akinfala


I was born on 11th of July 1968. I obtained my Primary school Leaving Certificate in 1980, West African School Certificate in 1985 and B. Agric Tech, Animal Production and Health (Second Class Honours Upper Division) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria in 1994. I obtained my M.Sc. in Animal Biochemistry and Nutrition in the Department of Animal Science of the University of Ibadan in 1997 and 3yrs after (year 2000) I bagged my PhD degree in Swine Production and Nutrition also from University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. I started work as a Teaching Assistant, Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1999 – 2000 and Associate Lecturer, General Studies Programme, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1999 -2000.

I started my academic career in the Department of Animal Sciences in 2000, when I joined the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, as a Lecturer I. I have since then practiced as a Lecturer, Researcher and Consultant in the core area of Animal Biochemistry and Nutrition, with specific emphasis on production and nutrition of non-ruminant animals. I was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer in October 2004 and Associate Professor in October 2011 and Professor October 2014. My research engagements over the years have attracted grants from the University. I have supervised and mentored a number of students at undergraduate level. At post graduate level, I have successfully supervised 12 MSc and 3 PhD students. I have forty three (43) published articles in reputable journals and conference proceedings. I regularly attend National and International conferences. I was the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture between 1st June 2014 to 31st May 2016. I served as the Acting Head, Department of Animal Sciences between 1st August 2012 to 30th July, 2014 and presently, Head, Department of Animal Sciences 1st August 2019 to date. I belong to relevant professional bodies and also serve on many Faculty and University Committees. I am a Member, Animal Science Association Nigeria; British Society Animal Science (2012-2014); World’s Poultry Science Association, Nigerian Branch; Nigerian Society for Environmental Management; World Rabbit Science Association and Nigerian Society of Animal Production. I am a Registered Animal Scientist. I am a consultant to some companies involved in Environmental Studies as they relate to Animal Resources and Wildlife from 2001 to date. My hobbies include Innovative research, Political analysis, Consultancy services, and Conferencing. I am married to Damilola and the marriage is blessed with four children.

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