Folasayo Ogundipe

Folasayo Ogundipe

Data Scientist
University of Leeds

Folasayo Ogundipe is a highly motivated and self-driven individual with a robust background in data science. His data science journey commenced just a few years ago through online courses on self-learning platforms. Building on this foundation, Folasayo further honed his skills as a Data Analyst during an internship in Nigeria, where he witnessed first-hand the impactful role data plays in problem-solving and decision-making.

Driven by his newfound passion, Folasayo pursued an MSc in AI and Data Science at Keele University, United Kingdom. His educational journey is marked by diversity, holding a BSc in Microbiology from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, along with master’s degrees in Virology (MSc) and Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. This multidisciplinary background significantly enriches his domain knowledge in the field of data science.

Currently, Folasayo serves as a Data Scientist at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds, collaborating with the Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre and Connected Bradford. In his role, he is a co-investigator on a project exploring how linked local authority, education and health data can provide insights into risks associated with young people ending up Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) across the Bradford region.

Folasayo’s wider research interests include:

  • Public Health Interventions for Total Well-being
  • Epidemiology and Infectious Disease
  • Computer Vision in Medical Diagnostics
  • Pharmaceuticals and Drug Discovery