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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr Abiodun Adanikin, MBBS MPH PhD FWACS


Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Centre: Centre for Public Health & Policy



I am a physician and a maternal and perinatal health epidemiologist. I first worked for some years as a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Nigeria before I moved to the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, where I was involved in various global maternal health activities, including international guideline development, multi-country project supervision and as technical lead for the development of the first nationwide routine electronic maternal healthcare record in Nigeria, the Maternal and Perinatal Database for Quality, Equity and Dignity (MPD4QED), to monitor quality of maternity care. Thereafter, I was involved in linking and analysing large NHS datasets to investigate the long-term effects of birth outcomes at QMUL. Currently, I work as an Assistant Professor at Coventry University.

I have keen interests in epidemiological research arising from electronic health records and surveys in both developed and developing countries, with particular focus on maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, health inequalities and clinical governance.

I am a recipient of several academic awards, including the prestigious Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship and completed my PhD at the University of Southampton, UK. I am an alumnus of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), and board-certified obstetrician by the West African College of Surgeons. I enjoy collaborating with academic colleagues both in the UK and across the globe.


Research Interests:

  • Maternal and child health
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Health inequalities and clinical governance in developing and developed countries


Please click through to see a complete list of Abiodun’s publications.

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