Professional Background

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Pharmacognosy 1999 – University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacognosy) 1992 – University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (2:1) 1986 – University of Ibadan, Nigeria


  • Bioactivity – Guided isolation of the active constituents of Alchornea laxiflora (Benth) Pax & Hoffman (2000-PhD).
  • An investigation into the Anti-inflammatory activity of Neuboldia laevis – Family  Bignonaceae. (1992-MSc).
  • Antimicrobial constituents of Diospyros undabunda -Family Ebenaceae (1986-B.Pharm).

Professional Qualifications

  • Member, General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain

Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes

  • The British Council Award for Research
  • The College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria Research Grant
  • The University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Senate Research Grant
  • The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Travel Grant
  • The Third World Organisation Of Women in Science Research Grant
  • The Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Research Grant

 Employment History

  • 2003 – Present.  Locum Pharmacist, Registered Member of the General  Pharmacy Council of Great Britain
  • 2002 – 2003. Pharmacy Graduate, Boots The Chemists, 32 High Street, Cheadle, Cheshire
  • 2000 – 2001. Associate Researcher, (postdoctoral appointment) Department of Pharmacy, King’s College, London SE1 8WA
  • 2001 – 2002. Senior Lecturer, Department Of Pharmacgnosy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • 1998 – 2001. Lecturer 1, Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • 1995 – 1998. Lecturer II, Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • 1993 – 1995. Assistant Lecturer, Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • 1988-1991. Superintendent Pharmacist, The Health Center, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria
  • 1987 – 1988. Pharmacist, General Hospital Makurdi, Nigeria
  • 1986 – 1988. Pharmacy Graduate, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

Editorial Experience

I am an innovative, competent and successful co-editor of the International Pharmacognosy conference Proceedings where I acquired  experience of managing staff, overseeing  layout and content of articles as well as dealing with any related legal matters. I have organising and time management skills and the ability to think  and view from a reader and audience perspective while giving excellent attention to details and writing skills.

Teaching Experience

These include delivering Pharmacognosy lectures to Pharmacy students.

Topics undertaken include the following:

  • Micrometry, chemomicroscopy and quantitative microscopy
  • Evaluation/Analysis and Standardisation of food and vegetables
  • Traditional Medicines/Herbal remedies
  • Cancer chemotherapy, Forensic Pharmacognosy
  • Scientific rationale for use of selected plant materials in treatment of diseased conditions such as malaria, sickle cell anaemia, cancer, bacterial and fungal infections
  • Medicinal barks and Subterranean organs
  • Flavonoids, resins and basalms
  • Nigerian medicinal plants
  • Vitamins and plant derived enzymes of Pharmaceutical importance
  • Plant foods around the world

Supervision and assessment of Pharmacognosy laboratory practicals:

  • Supervision of Pharmacognosy projects for Pharmacy students
  • Preparation and assessment of exam questions in Pharmacognosy for Pharmacy students.

Managerial/Administrative Experience

1997 – 2000. Chief Research Facilitator, Centre for African Ethno Medical Resources, c/o Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

With the renewed interests world wide in the use of natural products especially from plants for the treatment of several established and newly emerging disease conditions, I as the senior research facilitator to the centre was responsible for the following:

  • Creating a public awareness on the use of natural products especially from edible plants, vegetable and fruits especially of African origin in the prevention of several disease conditions
  • Collaborating with existing institutions of Higher Learning in the Western world and Africa with a view of establishing link studies on the African plant material resources
  • Organising Workshops on standardised African herbal preparations which could be utilised either as teas, soap preparations and creams as well as for oral use
  • Searching for Research Grants from interested organisations on the work of the centre in order to assist in the funding of the work at the centre which aims to promote the use of standardised African Ethno Medical resources.

1997 – 2000. Vice-Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan

As the Vice-Dean of the faculty for a period of three years, which I carried out along with my teaching appointment, I was responsible for the welfare of the staff and students under my care.  This involved attending  mainly administrative and training meetings.

1988 – 1991. Superintendent Pharmacist, University Health Centre, Makurdi, Nigeria

I managed the Pharmacy Department of University Health Centre in terms of stocking of the pharmacy store, staff and patient welfare.