FYNI Founders

Prof Adebayo Adejumo (Founder)

RN, RPON, BSc Nsg, MSc (Clin. Psy), PhD (Dev. Psy), MHSc. Bioethics FWACN & FNPA

Professor Adebayo Olayiwola Adejumo is a multi-disciplinary health professional. He attended the then Ondo State School of Nursing, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria now Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in 1982, and later proceeded to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital School of Post-Basic Nursing Studies in 1988, where he specialized in Peri-Operative Nursing, and graduated with a Distinction grade. 

     Prof. A. O. Adejumo proceeded to the Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan in 1992 and obtained a BSc. Nursing degree in 1996. He obtained an MSc degree in Clinical Psychology, Faculty of The Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, in 1999, an MPhil/PhD, and later a PhD in Developmental Psychology in 2004 from the same University. Prof Adebayo Adejumo attended the Joint Center for Bioethics, Institute of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada in 2005, and also enjoyed an Internship at the Department of Bioethics, NIH, USA in 2015.   

Prof. Adebayo O. Adejumo was offered appointment as the first male Operating room nurse at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria early 1989, and was later posted to the Perioperative Nursing School, UCH in 1991 to combine classroom teaching in perioperative care with direct scrub and circulating intra-operative roles for many years. He became the external examiner to many Perioperative Nursing programmes in Nigeria for many years.

      As a member of the West African Bioethics Training Programme, and a faculty at the Centre for Bioethics and Research, Professor Adejumo was one the technocrats that developed the National Code for Health Research Ethics for the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2006. He was also appointed as a foundation member of the National Committee for Health Research in Nigeria, an appointment that was upheld by three successive Ministers of Health till 2017. He has had research ethics consultations up to the level of WHO, Headquarters, in Geneva with related activities cutting across over 14 countries globally.

     He joined the services of the University of Ibadan as a Lecturer II, and rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Health Psychology in 2018. He has published about 60 articles in frontline peer reviewed journals, produced three PhD holders in the area of Clinical Psychology, and another PhD holder in the area of Social Psychology, with two of his former research supervisees as HODs in other Universities. He has also supervised over 65 MSc Psychology research projects, as well as over a hundred BSc Psychology projects.

 Prof. Adejumo assumed the position as Head, Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, on August 1, 2021. He became a Fellow of the West African College of Nursing in 1997, and a Fellow of the Nigerian Psychological Association in 2021. He is married to Professor (Mrs) Prisca O. Adejumo, the immediate past Head of the Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan.

Adebayo O. Adejumo RN, RPON, BSc Nsg, MSc (Clin. Psy), PhD (Dev. Psy), MHSc. Bioethics FWACN & FNPA

Head, Department of Psychology

University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Prof Prisca Adejumo (Co-Founder)

RN, PhD (Nursing), FWACN, IIWCC

Prisca Olabisi ADEJUMO RN, PhD. FWACN, IIWCC is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria with expertise in survey research, and psychosocial determinants of human behavior in health. Her area of research interest includes: HIV/AIDS, Genetic counseling, NCDs prevention and early detection. She obtained her undergraduate degree, double master’s degree and PhDs in Medical Sociology and Medical-Surgical Nursing from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Iowa, Iowa, and University of Chicago, Center for Global Health, Illinois, USA. She is an MPI on the current AFREhealth (African Forum for Research and Education in Health) NIH grant. Prof. Prisca Adejumo has tremendous interprofessional and interdisciplinary interest and was recently accepted into the 2021 Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research Fellowship at The FAIMER Institute. She served as WHO consultant and Project coordinator on COVID-19 Preparedness among nurses in 8 countries, and a current Global Health Competency Sub-committee member of Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Prof. Adejumo served as a mentor to trainees on NIH grant and various programs such as leadership training program for healthcare professionals in Africa.


Over the years, she has mentored students in different capacities and has watched them thrive in their chosen fields. She has also authored and co-authored over one hundred books, book chapters and research publications in peer-reviewed journals. Prisca Olabisi and Adebayo ADEJUMO are the founders of Focusing on Young Nurses Initiative (FYNI), “Nurses empowering nurses” borne out of their passion to give back to the nursing profession. She envisions this initiative will be a channel for empowering younger nurses and nursing students to navigate the nursing profession in the 21st century and beyond.