Adewole Adekola

Adewole is a veterinarian, early career researcher and One Health enthusiast with a keen interest in public health, zoonosis and emerging disease emergency preparedness, control, and prevention. He is currently a PhD student at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), the University of London working on a research to investigate the improvement of leptospirosis diagnosis and molecular epidemiology. He is a 2016 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship & 2018 Commonwealth PhD Scholar with several other awards and distinctions.

He holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Masters in Veterinary Clinical Pathology (both from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria) and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Liverpool, UK. He is also a vocal advocate for implementation research and evidence-based clinical practices. His professional experience includes activities in small animal practice, meat inspection, teaching, research and public health. He previously interned at the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) and has publications on topics ranging from zoonosis surveillance, diagnostic optimisation to livestock diseases.

Adewole’s interest in public health and research interest is focused on the translational application of evidence towards the development of diagnostic, prophylactic, and therapeutic approaches suitable for developing countries socioeconomic conditions. Adewole is passionate about promoting more veterinary participation in tropical medicine, zoonosis prevention and control activities through a One-health approach to global health. He sees the involvement of veterinary students in one-health and RSTMH activities as an important strategy to achieve this. Adewole is an avid Marvel Comic fan and loves travelling and listening to music.