Ikeoluwa was born in the South-Western part of Nigeria and completed her Bachelors degree (Food, Nutrition and Dietetics) at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria in 2012. Right out of University, she knew she wanted to pursue her newly found interest in Biological sciences research, so she enrolled for a Master’s degree in Food Bioscience at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Scotland which she completed in 2015.
She returned to Nigeria to carry out market and economic research on food manufacturing conglomerates for a reputable African Bank – Access Bank Plc where she worked for 5 years before deciding to go back to her initial area of research interest – Biological sciences research. In order to improve her research skills and experience in this field, Ikeoluwa enrolled for a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at University of Strathclyde, which she has just recently completed in October, 2022.
While studying at Strathclyde, Ikeoluwa was also interested in gaining clinical experience within NHS Scotland, hence, she took on a part-time role as a Nursing assistant at a Cardiology ward at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and progressed to a full time role at a Pre-discharge Mental Health Hospital unit at Leverndale Hospital, Glasgow.
Coming across EMERGE during her job search for a Biomedical science role has been a fulfilled dream for her as all she has always wanted to do all along was to be part of life changing research that saves lives or improves people’s quality of life. Ikeoluwa is very excited about all the new things she will learn in clinical research which she believes will greatly complement her previous experience and skills in Laboratory based Bio-research.