Dayo became a trustee of Involve in 2021. She is an academic in the Politics Department at the University of Manchester researching racial equity and justice in public services delivery.

Her research examines institutions that facilitate or constrain racial equity in public services delivery.  Before that, she worked as a Chartered Human Resources professional in the private, voluntary and not-for-profit sectors leading on Organisational Development, Learning and Development as well as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.