Olatundun Gafari is a Public Health Nutritionist trained at the University of Southampton, and an associate registered nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition, UK. She has been actively involved in developing, implementing and evaluating public health programmes aimed at improving nutrition, physical activity and ultimately, good health, among members of the public in Africa and in the UK.
She is currently a researcher at the University of Southampton within the Active Living research group working on projects to improve physical activity, healthy eating and overall health among underserved communities in the UK. She previously worked on the nationwide Co-POWeR project as a research fellow.
Olatundun is skilled and experienced in conducting mixed methods research, public and community engagement and statistical analysis using various statistical platforms. Olatundun also previously worked as the programme coordinator for the health and wellbeing community engagement hub where she developed and coordinated projects aimed at improving nutrition and health while narrowing the digital divide in households within Southampton; this led to her nomination for a Vice-Chancellor Award in 2021.
Olatundun’ s research interests are in maternal and child health and nutrition, exploring the associations with long term public health conditions, specifically in underserved groups and communities.