Dr. (Mrs.) Labeodan H.A.





Helen Adekunbi LABEODAN 


Academic and Professional Qualifications

B.A(Hons), M.A, PhD (Ib)


Senior Lecturer


Area of Specialisation




Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.




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Research Projects/Activities


In Progress

  1. The Yoruba Concept of destiny and the Wave of Social Change: This study intends to examine the extent to which social change has affected the Yoruba concept of Ori. It is a positive or a negative effect? The study intends to show how in the face of social change, the cultural beliefs of the people can still be preserved, especially the concept that represents the totality of the Yoruba man.
  2. Religion and Development (RAD) Project: The Religion and Development Research Programme Consortium is an International Research partnership that is exploring the relationship between several major world religions. The relationship between values, religious teachings and mainstream development concepts and practices; a component of the DFID/University of Birmingham/NISER programme on Religion and Development.

Dissertation and Thesis

  1. Adetunji, H.A., “Thomism and the Mind/Matter Problem”. M.A. Dissertation, Submitted to the Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria 1992.
  2. Adetunji, H.A. “Ori and Moral Responsibility in Yoruba Belief” Ph.D. in Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2002.



  1. Labeodan, H.A. (2005), “Sexual Cultural Practices and HIV/AIDS Transmission in Nigeria: A Philosophical Appraisal” in Amoah, E. Akintunde, D.O. and Akoto, D. (eds.) Cultural Practices and HIV/AIDS – African Women’s Voices, Accra: Sam-Woode Ltd, Pp. 28-36 (GHANA)
  2. Labeodan, H.A. (2002), “Beyond Critique: A Philosophical Appraisal of Some Cultural Practices” in Akintunde, D.O. and Labeodan, H.A. (eds.) Women and the Culture of Violence in Traditional Africa, Ibadan: Sefer Books Ltd (NIGERIA)
  3. Adetunji, H.A. (2001), “Re-orientating the African Women Today” in Akintunde D.O. (ed), African Culture and the Quest for Women’s Rights, Ibadan: Sefer Books Ltd., Pp. 103 – 112 (NIGERIA)
  4. Labeodan, H.A. (2007), “The Yoruba Belief System and Its Impact on Women’s Reproductive Health” Journal of Constructive Theology, Vol. 12, Pp. 41 – 59. (Centre for Constructive Theology, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa). (SOUTH AFRICA).
  5. Labeodan, H.A. (2006) “Ori and Iwa as Embodiment of Yoruba Moral Values in Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XXXVIII, Pp. 117 – 134 (NIGERIA)
  6. Olusola, O.A. and Labeodan, H.A. (2005), “Spiritual Corridor Development in Nigeria: Challenges for Planners and Faith-Based Organizations”, Journal of Environment and Culture, Vol. 2, No. 2, Pp. 105 – 116 (NIGERIA).
  7. Labeodan, H.A. (2004), “Moral Responsibility and Punishment in the Yoruba Society”, Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XXXVI,  pp. 18-37. (NIGERIA).
  8. Labeodan, H.A. (2008), “Cross Generational Relationships and the Spread of HIV and AIDS as a Threat to Younger Female Generation: An Ethical Appraisal”, Insight: Journal of Religious Studies (Department of Religious Studies, Babcock University), (NIGERIA).
  9. Labeodan, H.A. (2008), “The Mind and Matter Dilemma in Thomas Aquinas Philosophy”, Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XL. (NIGERIA).