Dr Oyalowo is a specialist in housing research and real estate sustainability. Her recent housing research activities include an extensive study on co-operative societies and housing supply in Lagos, Nigeria; comparative studies on Africa’s housing sector and studies in slum communities and regeneration. Her research activities in real estate sustainability has been based on exploring the depth of understanding, barriers and drivers of sustainability amongst market players, valuation of sustainable real estate and sustainable land policies. She wishes to expand her scope to comparative studies on housing and sustainability in Africa. She has supervised 30 undergraduate dissertations. In addition to lecturing in the Department of Estate Management, she is also co-ordinator and research manager, Centre for Housing Studies at the University of Lagos (http://chsunilag.com/) where she drives the Centre’s research agenda, structures training and learning programs and implements housing advocacy activities. Under this platform, Basirat supported the wining of grants for the establishment of a centre of excellence in housing and sustainable development under the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) platform; which has led to the creation of seven research clusters at the University. She was also team leader, commercial entities on research into sustainable management of biodegradable waste with research grant from the Lagos State Research and Development Council. She is a registered Estate Surveyor and Valuer and has achieved membership of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and the Chartered Institution of Personnel Management of Nigeria.
On-going projects include trans-disciplinary researches on the structuring of a housing masterplan (2015-2035) for Lagos State and also an intervention project for reinstatement of housing rights to over 2000 slum evictees. She has interned in (then) English Partnerships, UK supporting the regeneration of two communities in NE England. She is member of the Pro-poor Research Group at the University of Lagos (http://research.unilag.edu.ng/index.php/faq?layout=edit&id=56) and the housing and regeneration cluster of the Centre of Excellence in Urbanization and Habitable Cities. She seeks International partnerships to promote and execute trans-disciplinary research activities for the benefit of African Nations.
(i) Phd Estate Management with specialization in Housing: University of Lagos, Nigeria (2018).
(ii) MA. Housing Policy and Management. University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Newcastle, NE England (2006).
(iii) B.Sc. Estate Management Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (2002).
(iv) OND Town and Regional Planning, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Nigeria (1995).