Olufemi distinguishes himself as an early career researcher in the field of sustainability, infrastructure planning, climate change and heritage conservation and management. Before joining University of Exeter, Olufmei taught courses related to sustainability, risk management and research methods at Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Sydney Campus.
He concluded doctoral research at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle, Australia on climate change and related hazards affecting cultural heritage of communities to develop social participation framework involving actions and strategies that when implemented will help in mainstreaming, preparedness and adaptation planning across communities. Olufemi is a member of ICOMOS as well as three International Scientific Committees (ISCs). After coordination the Emerging Professional Working Group (EPWG) of ICOMOS in Africa region from 2018 to 2021, Olufemi moved forward to entrench international collaboration and mentoring within EPWG. His expertise includes cultural heritage management, climate change adaptation, disaster risk management, digital heritage, heritage documentation, community participation and education for sustainable development.