Olaitan Olusegun

Research Visitor - Trinity Term 2023


Olaitan Olusegun is a Senior Lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, where she teaches Human Rights, Medical law and the Nigerian Legal Systems. She started her teaching career in the University system in 2013 at the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) Ekiti state, Nigeria. She obtained her Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria. She thereafter obtained her Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Ibadan. Her Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees were acquired from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Dr Olusegun’s scholarly works have been found worthy of publishing in reputable journals in Nigeria and abroad in the aspect of human rights law, child rights, health rights and medical jurisprudence. She is co-author of a book titled Legal Prescriptions for Medical Practitioners: A Handbook of Medico-Legal Issues and Rights Protection in Nigeria.

She has supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate students on topics of diverse issues, in addition to serving as a reviewer in reputable national and international journals. She is also a member of different creditable and renowned academic and professional bodies including the Law and Society Association (LSA) United States, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT).

Dr Olusegun is also involved in activities outside the academic sphere and she is currently the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Mordecai Care Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation in Nigeria which focuses on empowering women, rescuing orphans and vulnerable children and equipping them with quality education, as well as campaigning against gender-based violence.

Her work at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, will focus on how children living with disabilities can be protected from harmful traditional practices and enjoy access to justice, upon a violation of their rights.