Stella Oluwaseun attended the University of Nigeria Nsukka for her Bachelor's degree and the University of Lagos for a postgraduate diploma. For over eight years’ she worked in the charity sector in Nigeria and tackled issues such as empowering women in management and business and providing education to street children in Lagos.
A Ford International Fellow, Stella completed her Master's degree in International Development Policy from Duke University, USA and PhD (Sociology and Social Policy) from the University of Nottingham. Her Master’s dissertation (Duke) investigated policy options for providing primary education to street children in Nigeria, while her PhD thesis researched International Student Migration through the gendered experiences of a group of Nigerian Christian female students enrolled in postgraduate studies in UK Higher Education to understand international student migration rooted in patriarchal ideology.
Since 2010, Stella taught social policy modules at the University of Nottingham including Social Problems and Policy Responses (2010 – 2012), Policy and Social Justice (2014 – 2018), Gender, the Family and Social Policy (2015/2016 and 2017/2018) and Introducing Social Policy (2018 – 2019). She also previously taught at the University of Nottingham International College (TUNIC) and Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC).
Stella also held research position in Internationalising the Curriculum at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) from June 2016 to July 2017. While at NTU, she piloted a project (Global Voices in Sciences) to better integrate international students into the university and international perspectives in the teaching of Sciences, which was highly recommended for the UK Council for International Students Affairs (UKCISA) Paul Webley Award for Innovation in International Education 2017. Since 2018, Dr Stella Oluwaseun has been a Teaching Fellow/Lecturer at the University of Leeds's' School of Sociology and Social Policy
Her research interests include gender and family policy, migration and transnationalism, internationalisation and street children.