Dr Adegbola Ojo balances the triple helix of cutting-edge academic research with robust industry-relevant applications and agile impact-focused global research consultancy.
Education and Qualifications
PhD in Human Geography, University of Sheffield
MSc in Geographic Information Science, University College London
BSc in Geography and Planning Sciences, University of Ado-Ekiti
Diploma in Computer Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University
Key affiliations include:
  • Senior Researcher in Labour Market Intelligence and Geographic Information Analysis, Skills for Justice, Sheffield, UK
  • Co-Researcher in Statistics and Information Modelling, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
  • Lead Researcher in Development Studies and Informatics, African Higher Education and Research Observatory, Sheffield, UK
  • Associate Consultant, Global Development Strategies, London, UK
Research Interests
Dr Ojo is generally interested in the understanding and representation of the social and spatial dynamics and intricacies of population behaviour within a framework of Population Geography, Quantitative Social Science and Computer Modelling. His research activities are grouped around the development and application of small area classifications, geographic information systems and geographic information science for informing public policy.

A series of themes and application areas include:

  • Census and social survey research practice
  • Geodemographics
  • Development studies and the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Planning support systems for intelligent policing
  • Labour market analysis  
  • Public health and spatial epidemiology
  • Educational planning and policy
  • Business geographics and retail market analysis

Dr Ojo has particular interest in developing novel and multidisciplinary research methods for investigating inequalities and inequities at small spatial scales. For more details about his work, please see the publications, research and biography sections.





Africa's first interactive, open-source and peer reviewed small area segmentation and geo-visualisation system developed for all Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Nigeria. NIGECS has been used to illustrate how developing countries can gain insight into social and spatial disparities within their local communities and make more intelligent policy decisions. More information is available on this flyer.