ABIOLA,Oduola Olakunte

ABIOLA,Oduola Olakunte, Ph.D., Pg. Dip. Academic Practice, FIPMD, FIBMS, FRMS, FHEA

Professor of Chemical Pathology and Molecular Neuroscience Director of Research & Strategic Partnerships, Founding Chair, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Bowen University


 Former Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Bowen University, Iwo, Nigeria
 Visiting Professor, Department of Biomedical Science, University of Ibadan
 Former Visiting Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
(IoPPN), King’s College, London, UK
 Key Opinion Leader for BD, a leading American Global Company dealing in Medical,
Pharmaceutics and Diagnostics
 Held the prestigious Medical Research Council UK Postdoctoral Fellowships
 Leading expert on Host factors in Spongiform Encephalopathies e.g. BSE in cattle,
scrapie in sheep and goat and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and its variant in humans
 Certified and Experienced Teacher in Higher Education and Academic Governance
 Curriculum Development Expert in Biomedical Science Degree Programmes
 Gained international recognition as a leading Biomedical Science Educator
 Had several years’ experience of teaching medical and health professional students
from all the continents of the world at both undergraduate and graduate levels
 Supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students’ research across
Biomedical Science disciplines
 Reviewer for international scientific journals
 Published original scientific findings across Biomedical Science disciplines in leading
international journals including Nature Stable and the Public Library of Science
 Presented several academic papers at professional, scientific and pedagogy meetings in
Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria,
Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
 Recipient of The AMLSN 2016 Award for Excellence


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Academic Practice (PGDip. AP), KCL, London: 2006
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), KCL, London: 2003
  • PhD (Neuroscience), Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London: 1998
  • MSc. (Chemical Pathology), University of Ibadan, Nigeria: 1990
  • BSc. (Clinical Biochemistry), Sussex College of Technology, England: 1984
  • AIMLT Final Diploma, Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology of Nigeria: 1982
  • Fellow, West African Postgraduate College of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Clinical Chemistry: 2020
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK (FHEA): 2007
  • State Registration (Clinical Chemistry) with Health Care Professions Council, UK: 2005 Membership of the Institute of Learning and Teaching: 2004
  • Fellow Royal Microscopic Society (FRMS): 1999
  • Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS): 1998
  • Member Institute of Biology: 1991
  • Fellow, Institute of Medical Laboratory Science of Nigeria: 1990
  • Associate Member, Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology, Nigeria: 1982


  • Nadzirah Md Said and Oduola O. Abiola (2014) Haematological profile shows that inbred Sprague Dawley rats have exceptional promise for use in biomedical and pharmacological studies. Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research 4(37), 33 – 37.
  • Nur Fadilla Tanggah, Siti Hanna Muharram, Oduola O. Abiola (2014) Staphylococcus aureus antibiotic resistant patterns altered in student nurses after clinical experience. Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research 4(35): 55-59.
  • Nurul Fatini Abdul Malik; Siti Hanna Muharram; Oduola O. Abiola (2014). A preliminary study of Staphylococcus aureus carriage in young Brunei Adults. Brunei International Medical Journal 10(2): 78-84.
  • Nabila Serudin; Hajah Roselina Yaakub; Oduola O. Abiola (2014) Risk Factors for preterm birth in healthy pregnant women of Brunei Darussalam: a retrospective study. Brunei International Medical Journal 10(1): 25-33.
  • Nurul Adhwa Abdul Rahman, Siti Hanna Muharram, Oduola O. Abiola (2014) Nescafe Coffee beverages and growth of Streptococcus species. Brunei Journal of Health 5: 70-79.
  • Siti Hanna Muharram, Siti Bazilah Ghazali, Hajah Roselina Yaakub and Oduola O. Abiola (2014) A preliminary assessment of asymptomatic bacteriuria of pregnancy in Brunei Darussalam. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences 21(2); 7-12.
  • Zaidah Rizidah Murang, Siti Hanna Muharram and Oduola O. Abiola (2014) Investigating Brunei’s Seafood for Vibrio parahaemolyticus Using The Most 12 Probable Number Polymerase Chain Reaction. Asian Journal of Medical Science 5(2), 33-39.
  • Emeka A. Okoroma, Diane Purchase, Hemda Garelick, Roger Morris, Michael H. Neale, Otto Windl and Oduola O. Abiola (2013) Enzymatic formulation capable of degrading scrapie prion under mild digestive conditions. PLOS One
  • Emeka A. Okoroma, Hemda Garelick, Oduola O. Abiola and Diane Purchase (2012) Identification and characterisation of a Bacillus licheniformis strain with profound keratinase activity for degradation of melanised feather. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 74, 54-60.
  • Oduola O. Abiola & Hakirat S Dhindsa (2012) Improving classroom practices using our knowledge of how the brain works. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education 7(1), 71-81.
  • Oduola Abiola, Mohamed Mabruk, Mohammad Moshaddeqque Hossain & Zorah Hj Sulaiman (2011) Research Clusters in Brunei Darussalam. Brunei International Medical Journal 7(2), 64-71.
  • Conrad O. Iyegbe, Oduola O. Abiola, Chris Towlson, John F. Powell, Steven A. Whatley (2010) Evidence for varied aetiologies regulating the transmission of prion disease: Implications for understanding the heritable basis of prion incubation times PLOS ONE, 5(12):
  • Nurolaini Pg Hj Muhd Kifli & Oduola O Abiola (2008) Learning and teaching: higher education's institutional capacity building blocks in the knowledge economy. Proceedings of South East Asia Conference for Institutional Research Surabaya, Indonesia. 4-6 November 2008; pg 545-550.
  • Oduola O. Abiola (2008) Understanding the relationship between the university and the wider society in the knowledge based economic world order. Proceedings of South East Asia Conference for Institutional Research, Surabaya, Indonesia 4-6 November 2008; pp 670-674.
  • O. O. Abiola, (2007) Being Professionals as University Teachers! UBD Institute of Education Journal (Proceedings of 12 th International Conference on Education) pp77-84.
  • Oduola O. Abiola, Joe M. Angel et al (2003) The nature and identification of quantitative trait loci: a community’s view; The Complex Trait Consortium (CTC). Nature Reviews Genetics 4, 911-916.
  • Oduola O. Abiola and S.A. Whatley (2003) Gender, Hormones and Transmissible Encephalopathies. Current Medicinal Chemical Immunology Endocrinology & Metabolism Agents 3, 161-169.
  • Oduola O. Abiola Iyegbe Conrad, Lantos Peter, Plomin Robert, Anderton Brian H and Whatley Stephen A (2002) Profound sex-specific effects on incubation times for transmission of BSE to mice. Intervirology 45(1), 56-58.
  • Oduola O. Abiola, Whatley Stephen A and Campbell Iain C (1997) 5HT 1A receptor expression in the rat hippocampus is correlated with changes in female sex steroids. Journal of Serotonin Research 4, 1-9.
  • Olubodun JO, Akingbade OA and Oduola O. Abiola (1997) Salt intake and blood pressure in Nigerian hypertensive patients. International Journal of Cardiology 59(2), 185-188.
  • Abiola Oduola O, Checkley Stuart A, Campbell Iain C and Whatley Stephen A (1996) Effects of female sex steroids on protein synthesis in cultured human lymphocytes. Journal of Psychiatry Research 30(3), 229-238.
  • Oduola O. Abiola, Olubodun JO, Agbedana EO and Taylor GO (1996) Serum lipids in black Africans on chronic ambulatory dialysis. Peritoneal Dialysis International 16(3), 333-334.