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Mr Olayinka Ajomale

Past Visitor

Director of Administration

Director of Administration
African Gerontological Society (AGES), Nigeria Chapter


45 Ibikunle Avenue
Old Bodija Estate
G.P.O. Box 1579
Dugbe – Ibadan





Mr. Ajomale holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and is presently the director of administration of the African Gerontological Society (AGES) Secretariat in Nigeria. He has been involved in research in geriatric social work in the areas of social support, health and well-being of the aged, social security and pensions. He is presently engaged in research on neglect and abuse of the elderly in Western Nigeria for policy formulation, development and implementation


Key research/capacity building interests


Research Interests

  • Elder abuse, neglect and welfare of older people
  • Development of Africa-appropriate definitions and conceptualisations of elder abuse
  • Intergenerational relationships, communication and exchange
  • Social work approaches to ageing and older people

Capacity Building Interests

Social work training in relation to ageing


Key methodological skills

Qualitative methods- focus group discussions, semi-structured interviews


Current/planned research

  • Exploring the dimensions and scope of elder abuse in Nigeria
  • Effects of differences in generation and communication: A study of grandchildren and grandparents in Southwestern Nigeria
  • Socio-economic reforms in Nigeria: implications for social welfare policy for older people

Current engagement in capacity building

Training of Social Workers, Rural/Community Health Workers, Caregivers