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Dr Benjamin Ajibade

Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Benjamin Olusola Ajibade is a Registered Nurse, Sign Off Mentor, a Registered Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Teacher, a Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy. He has made a sustained contribution to both general and mental health nurse education at national and international levels, which have had a demonstrable impact on practice development. His primary research interest is in the field of Dementia and Care of the Older person. He developed a narrative “My Life Story” book and an innovative care pathway for older people diagnosed with dementia in in-patient ward settings, which has been widely disseminated and received in practice. His work as an educationalist encompasses student transitions from international contexts to the United Kingdom, which underpins his continuing interest in the internationalisation and decolonisation of the curriculum. He was awarded the “Amazing Teachers Award” in 2015 by the University of Sunderland for being the best overall teacher at the London campus.

Aspects of his work have been presented at both national and international levels, by conferences, clinical presentations, and publications in peer-reviewed articles. He recently developed a new 'Qualitative research Data Collection Method using LEGO ® Serious Play ®'.

Benjamin Ajibade

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My primary area of research interests are

Dementia and care of the older person and impact of mental on the individual and family

Internationalisation, and decolonisation of the curriculum

Innovative methods of qualitative data collection using LEGO® Serious Play®

Pedagogic research in relation to Students learning, assessments, and feedback

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Assessing the patient's needs and planning effective care, Ajibade, B. 11 Nov 2021, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • An Insight Into Utilising LEGO® Serious Play® to Explore International Student Transitions Into a UK Higher Education Institution, Ajibade, B., Hayes, C. 1 Jun 2020, SAGE Research Methods Case Series, SAGE
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of Nursing students in the Higher Education institution in the UK, Ajibade, B. 20 Dec 2020, 2nd ONLINE International Journal Entrepreneur, Management, Innovation and Developments (IJEMID), London, International Journal Entrepreneur, Management, Innovation and Developments
  • The lived experience of Nursing students regarding assessments feedback and its impact on progression using LEGO Serious Play (LSP) methodology, Ajibade, B. 21 Sep 2019, International Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management, Innovation and Development, London, GCE College of Professional Education
  • The Nature of Truth in Research Through Lenses of Three Modes –Theory, Practice, and Mixture of both with Innovations, Ajibade, B. Jan 2019, In: international journal of entrepreneurship management innovation and development
  • An investigation of the sociocultural factors impacting on the transition to higher education of Nigerian nursing students in the UK via the use of Lego Serious Play Methodology, Ajibade, B. 28 Jun 2018, Postgraduate Research Student Conference
  • Building an Internationalised Curriculum with LEGO Serious Play: Using Gamification to Capture and Co-Construct Authentic Learning Transitions in Higher Education, Hayes, C., Ajibade, B. 6 Jul 2018, Three Rivers Consortium Annual Conference 2018
  • Globalisation in Postgraduate International Education: Illuminating a Kaleidoscope of Knowledge Acquisition, Skills Transfer and Global Societal Learning Gain, Hayes, C., Ajibade, B. 3 Jul 2018, Advance HE: Teaching and Learning Conference 2018

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Consultancy: Joint Approval Event for BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) and BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) 2021
  • Consultancy: External Advisor: Pre-Registration Nursing approval event 2020
  • Consultancy: Validation of the Nursing degree apprenticeship: FdA Health and Wellbeing (Nursing Associate) [higher apprenticeship] 2019
  • Consultancy: Validation of the Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Supervision Training (LIST) and the Graduate Diploma in Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) 2019
  • Publication Peer-review: SAGE Open Nursing (Journal) 2018


  • Nursing Studies PhD June 01 2020
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2021

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