Dr Folasade Ajayi

Dr Folasade Ajayi is a lecturer in Nutritional Biochemistry in the School of Human Sciences

Dr Folasade Ajayi looking into the camera against a corridor background

Dr Folasade Ajayi

Folasade teaches across various Schools although situated in the School of Health Sciences. She teaches on modules for Human Nutrition, Dietetics, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical students as well as Statictics for the MSc Physiotherapy students. Folasade supervises several MSc projects while undertaking independent research. She is an Exam Officer for Dietetics Food and Nutrition (DFN) which involves overseeing exams and invigilations. As the personal academic tutor (PAT) for Human Nutrition, Dietetics and Dietetics and Nutrition, Folasade provides the required support to students including signposting, liaising with module leaders and course leaders.

Folasade obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Kent, where she reprogrammed sterol biosynthesis in Chinese hamster ovary cells for enhanced recombinant protein production. This work was presented at several talks/conferences. Folasade achieved a distinction in her Biochemistry MSc and then published her research on the consumption of microwaved food inducing oxidative stress in the liver and brain of Sprague-Dawley rats.
Folasade is a certified higher education lecturer with a University Certificate in Academic Practice (merit degree) from Canterbury Christ Church University where she was a lecturer in Biosciences before joining London Metropolitan University as a lecturer in Nutritonal Biochemistry. She is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from London Metropolitan University. Her passion for teaching and impacting knowledge remains her driving force. In the last 11 years, she has taught courses and modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level across National Open University of Nigeria, Canterbury Christ Church University and now London Metropolitan University in departments specialising in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology and Biomedical sciences, Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

Folasade lectures on several of these modules and engages in laboratory supervision as well as project supervision.

Level 4
BE/DT4053; Cell Biology for Life Sciences (Teach on module)
NU4054; Introduction to Human Nutrition (Teach on module)
BC/BE/DT4052; Biochemistry (Teach on module)
Level 5
BE/NU/DT5050; Metabolic Biochemistry (Teach on module)
NU/DT5053; Dietary Assessment Techniques for Dietitians (Teach on module)
NU5057; Micronutrient For Health (Teach on module)
NU5081; Applied Food And Nutrition Science (Lab support)
NU/DT5055; Essentials of Human Nutrition (Teach on module)
NU/DT5051; Macronutrients and Micronutrients (Teach on module) (MODULE LEADER)
NU5079; Public Health Nutrition (Teach on module)
NU/DT5080; Food Science (Lab) (Lab support)
Level 7
NF7041; Advanced Metabolic Nutrition (Teach on module)
NF7063; Concepts In Nutrition Epidemiology (Lab support)
PT7005; Research Methods For Practice (Teach on module)
NF7053; Scientific Research Methodology (Supervision)

Folasade is a member of the Centre for Health and Life Science Research in the School of Human Sciences. Her research interests align in the areas of Antioxidants, Diabetes and Cancer. She is currently innvesigating the antioxidant and anti-diabetic activities of natural extracts from algae and mushrooms. Some of this research projects include Blueberry, Blackberry and Blackcurrant differentially affect plasma lipids and pro-inflammatory markers in cells, Phytochemicals, nutritional and antioxidant properties of miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum), evaluation of cytoprotective effect of green tea polyphenols against oxidative stress generated in RIN-m5F rat islet cell lines and evaluation of the protective effect of polyphenols in oolong tea against oxidative stress generated in RIN-m5F rat islet cells.

IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) e-ISSN: 2319-2399. Volume 8, Issue 7 Ver. 1 (July. 2014), PP 21-24 www.iosrjournals.org

£8000: University of Kent
£1918: London Metropolitan

Dr Folasade Ajayi
Lecturer in Nutritional Biochemistry
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