Bio: Abimbola Gbemi Alao
Abimbola is a researcher at Lapin Yliopisto– University of Lapland, Finland. Her research explores the influence of psychosocial intervention for dementia. Abimbola taught creative writing and storytelling at Marjon Plymouth University from 2007-2018. She is currently a visiting lecturer at the Peninsular Medical School, University of Plymouth, where she teaches ’StoryWeavers for Dementia’, a module in Medical Humanities. Abimbola is an award-winning author and performance storyteller. She is also a children’s book translator and her work includes Yoruba translation of the classics: ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘The Little Red Hen and the Grain of Wheat’ and several other books published by Mantra Lingua.