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Oluwaseyi Dolapo Somefun

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Ibadan

Oluwaseyi Somefun (Seyi) is a dedicated and accomplished professional passionate about driving excellence through impactful research and interdisciplinary collaboration. With a diverse background spanning public health, sociology, demography, and social methods, Seyi offers a unique expertise blend in qualitative and quantitative research.

With a proven ability to excel in fast-paced, ambiguous environments, Seyi consistently delivers high-quality research outcomes. Her practical grounding in research has contributed significantly to projects enhancing African adolescent well-being. She analyzes, documents, and shares project results through published reviews, blogs, and systematic analyses, showcasing her commitment to impactful research dissemination.

Seyi's influence extends beyond academia. Leading the "Family and Natural Support" program at the Canadian Observatory of Homelessness demonstrates her adeptness in managing complex initiatives. Her skillful coordination of diverse teams, coupled with her proficiency in data collection, analysis, and manuscript publication, highlights her project navigation skills.

Across diverse contexts, Seyi effectively engages stakeholders, tailoring messages for policymakers, healthcare professionals, and community leaders to drive positive health changes. Her involvement in co-creation activities and workshops, coupled with her data analysis software proficiency, empowers innovation and actionable insight generation.


  • 2020–2023
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of the Western Cape
  • 2015–2019
    Research associate, University of Witwatersrand