Mr Oluwagbemiga Oyinlola

Doctoral Student, 


Canada, Nigeria

Research Focus

Oluwagbemiga, Oyinlola is a Medical Social Worker at the University College Hospital, Nigeria, and a Doctoral Student at McGill School of Social Work. He had his undergraduate and Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He also had an MSc in Global Ageing and Policy at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, through the commonwealth fellowship. He was an alumnus of the Mental Health leadership and Advocacy Program (MhLAP) at the WHO Collaborating Centre on Mental health, neurological sciences and substances use, University of Ibadan. Drawing on over ten years of experience working with adults and their families by managing health-related issues in both hospital and community settings, Oluwagbemiga’s research focuses on Afrocentric dementia caregiving practice, advance directives, end-of-life planning and how health services, and systems impact older adults and their families in Africa. His research includes experiences of spouses of older adults with dementia, and other health conditions, the sociocultural implications of transitioning into long-term care settings in Africa and addressing the intersectionality of policy issues affecting older adults and their families in the African region. As a young social work leader and emerging African scholar, he is interested in conducting research and intervention services that could improve health policies, processes, and practices through a partnership with community actors, interpretation of results, and translating and disseminating result findings to government agencies. He was the National Assistant General Secretary of the Association of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria (AMSWON) and one of the founding members of the Emerging Researchers & Professionals in Ageing- African Network. He is a member of the Black Access Program of McGill School of Social Work, Montreal, Canada. Oluwagbemiga was awarded the 2022 Vanier Canadian Government Doctoral Award for his doctoral research.

Research Groups

  • Emerging Researchers & Professionals in Ageing- African Network
  • Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS)


  • Dementia in Africa
  • Health systems strengthening for older adults in Africa
  • Community Partnership for supporting older adults in Africa


  • Doctoral Student
  • Principal Medical Social Worker

Global goals

Target 3.4
Target 3.5
Target 3.8
Target 3.9
Target 3.B
Target 3.C
Target 3.D
Target 10.1
Target 10.2
Target 10.3
Target 10.4
Target 10.6
Target 10.7
Target 10.A
Target 10.B
Target 10.C
Target 17.2
Target 17.3
Target 17.14
Target 17.17
Target 17.18
Target 17.19

Professional Organisations

  • Association of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria
  • Global Social Service Workforce Alliance


  • Canada
  • Nigeria

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