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Temitope Olawunmi Sogbanmu

Affiliateship: 2019-2023

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Dr Sogbanmu obtained her PhD in 2016 from the University of Lagos (Nigeria). She joined the Zoology Department of the University of Lagos (Nigeria) as an Assistant Lecturer in 2014 and rose through the ranks to become a Lecturer II in 2016.

Her research interests include ecological risk assessments of crude oil/petroleum products, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and effluents; developmental biomarkers in model fish species exposed to PAHs, OCPs, effluents and coastal sediments; molecular and behavioural markers of exposure to and effects of xenobiotics; application of OMICs technologies in ecotoxicology studies; guideline/method development for fish embryo toxicity tests using indigenous fish species; bioremediation of organic pollutants in aquatic ecosystems and ecological risks communication.

She has over 15 journal publications (2019) which have earned her several awards, fellowships and grants including the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Sub-Saharan Africa award (2014), PADI Foundation research grant (2016) and Royal Society fellowship (2018). She was a Visiting Research Associate/Scholar at the King’s College London (2014) and University of British Columbia (2018). She has been a member of the Faculty of Science Seminar Committee, Course Adviser and Reviewer for journals such as Chemosphere and Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.

She has served as an Ecology/Waste Management Expert on environmental impact assessment draft report review panels constituted by the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria in 2018 and 2019, member, Board of Trustees, Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation (SETPOM) since 2013. She is a sought-after career development facilitator having delivered invited lectures at meetings and seminars organised by Anchor University, Women Advancement Forum International Exchanges, Research and Academia (WAFIRA), Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) among others. She plays active roles in several professional societies including the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Society of Toxicology (SOT) and SETPOM.