Adegboyega Adeniran

Bsc (Hons), MEng Science
PhD Student

Gboyega is a PhD student at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University. He tutors and works as a research officer at the School.

Gboyega worked as a Project Officer with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) – Newcastle, on the Tomago Wetland Rehabilitation Project. He completed a BSc (Hons) in Geography in 2004 and a PgDiploma in Social Work at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, in 2009. He also obtained a Master of Engineering Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2011. He is an alumnus of the Institute of development studies at the University of Sussex.

Gboyega has a keen interest in politics and has served in several leadership roles both in Nigeria and Australia. He is a former President of the ANU African Students Association.

Research interests

Gboyega’s research focuses broadly on the politics and governance of water infrastructure. He uses interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches to study the role of power and authority at the household/community and national/transnational levels.


Water politics and infrastructure governance, water policy, transboundary water governance, power, political economy/ecology, Nigeria and West-Central Africa.

Peer-reviewed publications

Adeniran, A. (2022). What is the state of water infrastructure governance research in Nigeria? A review. Water International, 1–25.

Adeniran, A., Daniell, K. A., & Pittock, J. (2021). Water Infrastructure Development in Nigeria: Trend, Size, and Purpose. Water, 13(17), 2416.

Adeniran, A. B., & Daniell, K. A. (2020). Transaqua: power, political change and the transnational politics of a water megaproject. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 1–23.


Public commentaries and engagements

Adeniran, A., and Daniell, K., (2017) The attempt to replenish Lake Chad’s water may fail again. Here’s why.



2021: Water justice in sub-Saharan Africa


Scholarships, grants and awards

Australian National University Vice-Chancellor Travel Grant 2018

Academic Tutor

  • COMP6250/ENGN6250 - Professional Practice 1, February 2022 - ongoing
  • ENVS2023/ENVS6223 - Sustainable Agricultural Systems, August 2021 – November 2021
  • Indigenous Tuition Programme, July 2019 – June 2021
  • EMDV 8124 - Disaster risk reduction and management, July 2019 – December 2019