What a Country!: COVID-19’s Encounter with Nigeria

Please join us for a joint seminar between Geography and GHSM at King’s College London.

Dr Tolulope Osayomi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Ibadan, specializing in spatial epidemiology, spatial demography, global health, and the geography of pandemics. With a PhD in Medical Geography, his research focuses on the intersection of disease, health, and African society. At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Dr Osayomi founded and led the COVID-19 Mapping Lab at the University of Ibadan, significantly enhancing the geovisualization and public understanding of the pandemic in Nigeria and Africa.

Currently, Dr Osayomi is an AfOx-TORCH Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Faculty of History, University of Oxford. His project at Oxford, “Deconstructing the African COVID-19 Paradox: African Voices in Global Health,” seeks to challenge Western-centric notions of Africa and global health narratives by highlighting African resilience and perspectives during the pandemic.

If you would like to join online, please use this link: tinyurl.com/bdd772ft

If you would like to join in person, and are external to KCL, please email mailto:ruth.craggs@kcl.ac.uk to RSVP.