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Mr Oluwagbemiga Oyinlola

Medical Social Worker, Geriatric Center, University College Hospital


Medical Social Worker, Geriatric Center, University College Hospital


C/O Medical Social Services Department
University College Hospital
P.M.B 5116, Ibadan
Oyo State


Tel: 07030272125


Mr. Oyinlola is a graduate of Social Work and Community Development from Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State. He has a master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from University of Ibadan. He was the former Programme Coordinator of Sound Health Development Initiative (SHIN), Ado-Ekiti and currently, a Medical Social Worker at The Geriatric Centre, University College Hospital Ibadan, Oyo State. He has worked with USAID, Management Science for Health (MSH), PACT Nigeria and EDFHO on institutional strengthening and capacity development for the Senior Citizens in hospitals and old people’s homes.

Key research/capacity building interests

Research Interests

  • Social and psychological support for the aged
  • Depression and isolation among the elders
  • Dementia crisis in old people
  • Psychiatry review of old people
  • Recreational education
  • Legislation and Policy recommendation for Old People
  • Coordinating family therapy session

Capacity Building Interests

  • Institutional strengthening for the aged
  • Elders day out
  • Recreational education
  • End-of-life care for the aged
  • Scientific research on the care of the elderly

Key methodological skills

  • Qualitative and quantitative research social and behavioural determinants of care and support for the elderly
  • Developing strategic planning for the elderly
  • Monitoring and evaluation of social intervention for the elderly

Current/planned research

  • Impact of Discharge against Medical Advice(DAMA) by relations on recovery of the elderly in Geriatric Centre UCH
  • Social and Behavioural Determinant of fertility behaviour of infertile Male elderly at UCH, Geriatric Centre, Ibadan
  • Socio-cultural determinant on the care and support for elder from the children
  • From Abandonment-to-Isolation; a phenomelogical study of Elders
  • Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of the elderly towards end of life care.

Current capacity building

  • Strengthening Capacity of Elders Day Out leading to Senior Citizens Forum (SCF)
  • Building Local promise among Children of the Elders in old people’s homes in Ibadan
  • Domesticating old people’s care policy framework in Oyo State.
  • Training of student of Health and Social Care on Social management of terminally ill elderly in geriatric centre