Adenike is a PhD student based in the School of Biosciences and Medicine at the University of Surrey, funded by the Vice-Chancellors Award. Her doctoral research investigates the digestion process of a new type of starch and seeks to produce recommendations on its use as a functional food ingredient, to promote healthier nutrition and lifelong health.
Prior to starting her PhD, Adenike completed an MSc in Advanced Food Safety (with Distinction) at Queen’s University Belfast, funded by a Commonwealth Shared Fellowship. She also has a BSc in Food Science and Technology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Adenike is passionate about creating positive change in the world, and she has worked with several organisations to pursue this goal, including the Junior Chamber International and Women Deliver.
As an undergraduate, Adenike served on her university's Water Task Force and Gender Policy Mainstreaming Committees. In 2016, she established the SaveLomileju! project, which provided renovated classrooms for the only primary school in Okia-Lomileju (a village in western Nigeria) and made a positive impact on the lives of more than 700 community members.