Dr Francis Adelade G. O. Fakoya

Senior Lecturer in Bioscience

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Research Supervision:Yes

Francis Adelade G.O. Fakoya is a passionate medically qualified healthcare professional educator, researcher and mentor with almost three decades of higher education experience.

francis.fakoya@aru.ac.uk

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Background

Francis Adelade G.O. Fakoya is a passionate medically qualified healthcare professional educator, researcher and mentor with almost three decades of higher education experience. Before joining Anglia Ruskin University, he was Pioneer Director of the Institute of Health Research and Postgraduate Training at the new College of Health Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. He served on a variety of Committees at different levels within the University system: departmental, faculty, College as well as Congregation at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife.

He was Full Professor of Anatomy, Histology and Cell Biology and Neuroteratologist at St. George’s University, Grenada, where he Chaired the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Graduate Affairs Committee for Anatomy and served as Associate Course Director for Histology and Cell Biology and Faculty Advisor for the Africa Students Cultural Affairs. Dr Fakoya pioneered the Grenada Brain Bee Challenge, a grassroot Neuroscience public awareness and promotion programme against substance and alcohol abuse through a series of competitions amongst secondary school students serving as National Director in St. George’s, Grenada.

Francis Adelade G.O. Fakoya is a Member, Board of Trustees and the Principal of Animal Care and Use in Research, Education and Testing (ACURET.ORG), a multinational interdisciplinary organization of professionals promoting humane animal care and use for scientific purposes in developing countries.

Research interests

  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Birth defects surveillance in developing countries
  • Developmental origins of health and disease
  • Currents concerns in human anatomy teaching
  • Laboratory animal welfare
  • Microscopic Imaging

Areas of expertise

  • Clinical anatomy
  • Cell biology
  • Embryology
  • Teratology
  • Lab animal welfare

Areas of research supervision

Francis Adelade is a Neuroteratologist. His research focuses on the underlying mechanisms of alcohol damage on the developing brain in animal models, with an advocacy for preventive interventions in humans. He is also an Education scholar.

Teaching

  • Bioscience
  • Advance pathophysiology

Qualifications

  • PhD (Anatomy and Cell Biology), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • MSc (Human Anatomy), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Certificate in Technology-Enabled Learning, Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University, Canada
  • Certificate in Analytical and Quantitative Microscopy, Marine Biology Laboratory Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA
  • Medical Licensure, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Anatomical Society
  • Royal Microscopical Society
  • Anatomical Society of NIgeria (Pioneer Assistant Editor, Journal of Anatomical Sciences, Official journal of the Anatomical Society of Ngeria, 2004-2007)
  • Animal Care and Use in Research, Education and Testing [ACURET.ORG] (Principal and Member, Board of Trustees); (African Guideline on the Establishment of Animal Ethics Committee)
  • Education and Training Platform for Laboratory Animal Science (ETPLAS) -Stakeholder Board Member
  • International Society for Neurochemistry
  • Society for Neuroscientists of Africa
  • Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (formerly Teratology Society)(Education Committee Member 2005-2007)
  • Co-Chair, International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA) Delphi Panel on Core Syllabus for the teaching of Embryology and Teratology

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Course Consultant, Organizer and Workshop Facilitator, ACURET-NIMR joint 5-Days Intensive workshop on Essentials of Responsible Animal Experimentations - RANEXT Basics
  • Group Lead, ANATED Research Collaboration, Nigeria
  • Group Lead, ZF Consortium, Nigeria
  • Group Lead, PLASTEM Study Group, Nigeria

Selected recent publications

  • Fakoya, F.A., 2020. Anatomy Training in Nigeria and Lack of Bequests. Journal of Anatomical Sciences. 11(2). asn-ng.com/journal/article/1602896184
  • Fakoya, F.A., Emmanouil-Nikoloussi, E., Sharma, D., Moxham, B.J. 2017. A core syllabus for the teaching of embryology and teratology to medical students. Clin Anat. 30(2):159-167.
  • Mohr, B.J., Fakoya, F.A., Hau, J., Souilem, O., Anestidou, L. 2016. The Governance of Animal Care and Use for Scientific Purposes in Africa and the Middle East. ILAR J. 57(3):333-346.
  • Fakoya, F.A., du Plessis, M., Gbenimacho, I.B. 2016. Ultrasound and stethoscope as tools in medical education and practice: considerations for the archives. Adv Med Educ Pract. 7:381-7.
  • Fakoya, F.A., Osoniyi, O.O. and Obuotor, E. M. 2013. Analysis of combined anti-tuberculous drug induced neurotoxicity in the cerebral cortex of adult wistar rats by immunohistochemistry. Journal of Neuroscience and Behavioural Health 5(2):20-29.
  • Fakoya, F.A. 2013. Integrating ultrasound technology into teaching gross anatomy: point of order! Med Educ Online. 7;18:20888.
  • Fakoya, F.A., Ilesanmi, A.F., Wade, A. and Hegamin-Young, C. 2015. A KAP survey amongst Health Care Professionals on birth defects in Grenada. Birth Defects Research (Part A) 103:402–439.
  • Fakoya, F.A. 2012. Who is concerned about animal care and use in developing countries? ALTEX Proceedings 1(1):265-269.
  • Elufioye, T.O., Alatise, O.I., Fakoya, F.A., Agbedahunsi, J.M., Houghton, P.J. 2009. Toxicity studies of Tithonia diversifolia A. Gray (Asteraceae) in rats. J. Ethnopharmacol. 122(2):410-5.
  • Fakoya, F.A. and Caxton-Martins, E.A. 2004. Morphological alterations in the seminiferous tubules of adult wistar rats: Effects of prenatal ethanol exposure. Folia Morphologica 63(2):195-202.
  • Fakoya, F.A. 2002. Reticulin fibres in the tunica albuginea and peritubular tissue of seminiferous tubules of adult male wistar rats. Acta Histochemica 103(3):279-283.

Recent presentations and conferences

Invited lectures and presentations
  • 2021 Invited Instructor; Makerere University Kampala, Uganda: Good Clinical Practice Workshop March17 - 19 2021. Enhancing Ethical Conduct in research involving Animals
  • 2017 Invited Instructor; University of Ibadan Animal Care and Use Research Ethical Committee, July 19 – 20 2017. Primary Workshop facilitator to their Maiden Workshop on Lab Animal Welfare
  • 2017 Invited Speaker, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, June 15 2017: Quality Assurance in Animal based Experimentation in Health Research in Nigeria
  • 2013 Invited Speaker, Biomedical-STEM Seminar Series, Savannah State University, Office of Sponsored Research and Administration, Savannah, Georgia, July 10 2013. Testicular Morphology of the African Pangolin (phatginus tricuspis)
  • 2011 Invited Speaker, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland, November 11 2011. In pursuit of ‘Chameleon-like’ mechanisms of Alcohol teratogenesis
Conference/Workshop Leadership

LIVE WEBINAR. Stem Cells: Technologies, Regulations, Applications and Practice in Nigeria. March 11 2021 @ 11.00 AM (WAT) Organized by PLASTEM Study Group, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Lagos. Group Lead and Webinar Moderator

National Workshop on “IACUC in Nigeria” Quality Assurance in Animal Based Health Research in Nigeria. Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA) Ibadan, Nigeria October 23-26 2019

2nd ACURET-NIMR joint 5-Days Intensive Workshop on Essentials of Responsible Animal Experimentations - RANEXT Basics: Nigeria Institute for Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. July 23 – 27 2018

2nd ACURET Independent Training Program (ITP) on Lab Animal welfare in Developing Countries. Advancing Science: Assuring Responsible Animal experimentation in Developing Countries. University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana, July 16 – 18 2018.

ACURET-NIMR joint 5-Days Intensive Workshop on Essentials of Responsible Animal Experimentations - RANEXT Basics: Nigeria Institute for Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. February 5 – 9 2018

ACURET Independent Training Program (ITP) on Animal Ethical Committee / Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Protocol review and Functions in Developing Countries. Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, March 19 – 22 2017.

Media experience

STEM Caribbean stemcaribbean.com/grenadabrainbee/