Niyi Awofeso is currently a professor at the School of Health and Environmental Studies Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Dubai. He commenced his public health career as an infectious disease physician and acting medical director at Nigeria’s National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre in 1990. Prior to joining HBMSU in 2013 from the University of Western Australia where he worked as Professor of Health Management, he accumulated extensive research and professional experience at both middle and senior management levels in academia and the international health industry. He holds postgraduate qualifications in infectious diseases medicine, public health, business administration and health administration. He has so far published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles in well-regarded academic journals, authored five books and eight book chapters.