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Abimbola Ayorinde

Job Title
Research Fellow
WMS - Health Sciences
Research Interests

Abi has experience in undertaking systematic reviews as well as the design and application of quantitative research methods. Besides health services research, she has interests in the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases, pharmacoepidemiology as well as women's health.


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). Before moving to academia, she worked with the NHS Grampian at the NHS Research Scotland Permissions Coordinating Centre, where she was involved with the facilitation of research and development approval process for multicentre studies involving Scotland. She joined W-CAHRD in March 2017 as a Research Fellow and her current work involves evaluating publication and related bias in health services and delivery research. (

Title Funder Award start Award end
Rapid Evidence Review and Behavioural analysis on Improving Reproduction Health Outcomes to Reduce Inequalities Public Health England 01 Sep 2019 31 Mar 2020