Joseph Olajide, PhD, is the Program Manager at the Canadian Brain Research Strategy, where he serves as an organizational and analytical partner in convening internal and external stakeholders. Dr. Olajide brings a passion for advocating for brain science and mental health across all strata of society. He has been engaged in international brain awareness outreach initiatives throughout his career, including programs to reduce societal stigmatization of brain and mental health issues, and to promote diversity and women’s participation in neuroscience in Africa. Prior to CBRS, Joseph held positions as a Lecturer and led research teams as a Research Associate at Concordia University. He remains a faculty member at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria. He obtained a PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology in a joint program from the University of Ilorin and the University College London, with further training at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Italy through an Arturo Falaschi Fellowship.