Dr Olawale Rafiu OLAOPA

Dr Olawale Rafiu OLAOPA

Senior Lecturer

Position: Senior Lecturer in Political Science

Areas of Expertise: Public Policy, Research Methods, Gender Issues, Public Administration & Finance, Indigenous Knowledge, Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development

Office: Room 214B, Faculty of Social Sciences building

Email: orolaopa@oauife.edu.ng; olawale.olaopa@gmail.com


Olawale R. Olaopa was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, North West University, Mafikeng, South Africa. He earned a BSc in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) and an MSc in Political Science from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He holds a Doctoral degree in Public Policy from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa.  He has, to his credit, many academic distinctions, awards, grants, fellowship and honours including Center for Research Documentation (CRD) award, 2004; CODESRIA, 2005; UNFPA travel grants, 2007; Free tuition to study for Doctoral degree at UKZN, 2009; Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA) Research Grants Programme, 2011; and The NEPAD ASTII on Research and Innovation for Economic development in Africa: The Role of STI Indicators Research Grants, 2012. He was a member of the Nigeria’s National Policy on Science and Technology review team in 2010.

His publications can be accessed here on his Google Scholar page.