Gboyega started his PhD at the School of Politics and International Relations in February 2016. His research focuses on social power, scalar politics and water governance in Nigeria.
Before commencing his research, Gboyega worked in a management capacity with an NGO in Newcastle. Prior to that, he worked as a Project Officer with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) – Newcastle, on the Tomago Wetland Rehabilitation Project which won the National Heritage Awards in 2013.
Gboyega completed a Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Geography at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2004 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work in 2009. Gboyega completed a Master of Engineering science at the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2011.