Tijani Sulaimon graduated with a BSc (Hons.) in mathematics from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria in 2016. He then did a compulsory national service for 12 months in Nigeria, where he served as an Assistant Lecturer at Kano State Polytechnic, Nigeria. Subsequently, he worked as a mathematics teacher at the Nigerian-Turkish International Colleges, Kano. In 2018, Tijani was awarded a master’s degree scholarship at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), South Africa, followed by research master’s scholarship at the South African Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), Stellenbosch University. His thesis at AIMS was about mathematical model for investigating the impact of mosquito fidelity behaviour on the transmission of Japanese Encephalitis. While at SACEMA, he focused on understanding the spectrum of TB disease in humans, with the aim of using it to improve diagnosis, monitor treatment response, and predict treatment outcome. Tijani is currently awarded a University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow Joint PhD Studentship in One Health funded by University of Edinburgh for academic year 2020/2021 for four years. His PhD focuses on developing network models for investigating the role of future trends in livestock production systems in Northern Tanzania on disease risks to both animals and humans. He is supervised by Prof. Rowland Kao, Dr. Paul Johnson, Dr. Jessica Enright, and Prof. Sarah Cleaveland
Tijani enjoys playing and watching football.