Ore Babalola

MA International Education and Development

Ore is a recent graduate of International Education and Development from the University of Sussex with a passion for people, research and all-round development. Her recent MA dissertation focused on the importance of creativity for youth agency and the role of the education system in developing this within students. She believes creativity and innovation are vital to the success of any organization and society, and hopes to bring these onboard as she works on projects within the catalyst team.

Over the years she has developed a diverse range of skills that cuts across people management, employee engagement, administration, compliance and policy within manufacturing, healthcare and consultancy sectors. She has worked with both external and internal stakeholders across public and private sectors, supporting people and project management in varying capacities.

Ore is passionate about research and its application to various spheres of society such as industry, policy and everyday life; she leverages both qualitative (primary and secondary) and quantitative (STATA, SPSS, Excel) research methods to generate and analyse data. Above all, she is passionate about people and creating the right environment for them to flourish. She believes people are the greatest resource in society and so looks for ways to maximise this ‘humanity’ through various means. She advocates for play and wellbeing as a means to unleash the unique talents and diversity within people.  

During her undergraduate years, she worked as a student mentor and ambassador where she supported students through academic and non-academic life. She also co-hosted an online radio show (Enigma) and has featured as a guest writer in business, wellbeing and youth journals. In her free time, you will probably find her writing, lost in a book or in the kitchen baking a storm. Her version of a great night out is a poetry gig or out camping in the great unknown.  

Ore is excited to be part of the Catalyst team and looks forward to working with clients across various projects. She hopes to learn a great deal from the team whilst also leveraging her experience and passions for the benefit of all.  

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