Morenike Ukpong-Folayan has worked as a researcher with the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife for over 15 years with 122 peer-reviewed journal publications to her credit. She has also published extensively on ethical considerations in the design and implementation of clinical trials during the Ebola emergency in West Africa.
She also works as the Deputy Director of the College of Health Sciences’ Partnership and Research Advancement Unit and Coordinates the Research and Innovation Support Unit.
She has experience in designing, implementing and reporting both qualitative and quantitative studies for research; conducting monitoring and evaluation exercises for both general and key populations programs; and advocating for use of research outcomes for policy formulation and programming in the field of HIV, bioethics and adolescents health in Nigeria.
Recently, her work on adolescent sexual, reproductive health and rights, and gender justice led to changes in policy and programs for adolescents living with HIV in Nigeria. She had worked as a Consultant with National Agency for the Control of AIDS, Population Council, ITAD, UNAIDS, WHO, Global Fund, MEMSII (a USAID funded project), WHO among others.