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Abimbola Ayorinde

Job Title
Associate Professor (Teaching Focussed)
WMS - Health Sciences
Research Interests

Health services and public health research relating to women, maternal and child health; health inequalities; the use of technology in healthcare; evidence synthesis and quantitative research methods.


Abi has an undergraduate degree in Applied Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of the West of England, Bristol. In 2010, she completed a Master's degree in Health Services and Public Health Research at the University of Aberdeen. She later obtained a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Aberdeen, funded by the Medical Research Council. Her PhD project involved designing and conducting a large population-based cross-sectional survey to examine the epidemiology of chronic pelvic pain in women. She worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen where she was involved in multiple research projects and was also responsible for managing data access procedures for research based on the Aberdeen Maternity and Neonatal Databank (AMND). Abi became part of Warwick Medical School in March 2017 as a Research Fellow. She is a member of National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration West Midlands, Warwick Evidence and the NIHR School for Public Health Research. She co-leads the Inequalities theme, patient and public involvement and engagement theme, and equality, diversity, and inclusion in the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Reproductive Health. Abi leads the Student-Selected Component 2 Block, which focuses on scientific enquiry within the MBChB program. She also co-leads the Health Improvement and Management for Public Health Module for the Master of Public Health course.

Title Funder Award start Award end
NIHR SPHR National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Apr 2022 31 Mar 2027
Recost of 75614 Equal Access for Equal Need? 'Poverty-Proofing' Maternity Care Services National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Sep 2023 28 Feb 2025
Public and Professional Engagement for Antimicrobial Resistance: Development of an engagement guide on AMR and the rapid evidence review of Health care workers knowledge attitudes practice survey. UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) 18 Dec 2023 17 Apr 2024
NIHR SPHR linked to 74822 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Apr 2023 31 Dec 2023
Rapid scoping review on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) campaigns which aims to improve knowledge and attitudes towards AMR and improve appropriate antibiotic usage UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) 01 Jan 2023 31 Mar 2023
PHE evidence review call: Review of the evidence on health inequalities and infectious diseases Public Health Agency 01 Oct 2020 31 Jul 2021
Rapid Evidence Review and Behavioural analysis on Improving Reproduction Health Outcomes to Reduce Inequalities Public Health England 01 Sep 2019 31 Mar 2020