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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Professor Oyinlola Oyebode, PhD FFPH


Professor of Public Health, Centre Lead Public Health and Policy

Centre: Centre for Public Health & Policy



I am a Professor of Public Health and have led the Centre for Public Health and Policy since September 2022. I do public health research in the UK and globally on the behavioural risk-factors for non-communicable disease (particularly diet); the health of marginalised (urban) populations; and knowledge mobilisation (that is efforts to bridge the gap between research and practice to improve population health).

I completed higher specialty training in public health and I am a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health since 2014. I sit on their Academic and Research Committee since 2020. I hold an honorary consultant contract with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities. I lead on integrated academic training for public health registrars at QMUL.

I am on the advisory board for Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development (WICID) and Coventry Health Determinants Research Collaboration.

At QMUL I teach on the Public Health Nutrition and Planetary Health modules of the MSc and iBSc in Global Public Health and Policy. I am external examiner for the Global Health iBSc at Imperial College London, I was previously external examiner for the Master in Public Health and Master in Public Health (Global Health) at University of Nottingham.

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Research Interests:

I am interested in doing policy-relevant public health research. My expertise is in three main areas: the behavioural risk-factors for non-communicable disease (particularly diet); the health of marginalised (urban) populations; and knowledge mobilisation (that is efforts to bridge the gap between research and practice to improve population health).


Please click through to see a complete list of Oyinlola's publications.

Featured publications

Ogunlayi F, Coleman P, Ng Fat L, Mindell J, Oyebode O. Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in behavioural cardiovascular disease risk factors. BMC Public Health 23, 1442 (2023).

Spieker C, Laverty A, Oyebode O. Improving Health in Slums Collaborative. The prevalence and socio-demographic associations of household food insecurity in seven slum sites across Nigeria, Kenya, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. A cross-sectional study. PLOS One.

Goel R, Oyebode O, Foley L, Tatah L, Millett C, Woodcock J. Gender differences in active travel in major cities across the world. Transportation. (2022).

Westbury S, Ghosh I, Jones H, Mensah D, Samuel F, Irache A, Azhar N, Al-khudairy L, Iqbal R, Oyebode O. The influence of the urban food environment on diet, nutrition, and health outcomes in low and middle-income countries: A systematic review. BMJ Global Health 6 (10), e006358. 2022.

Mensah D, Nunes R, Bockarie T, Lillywhite R, Oyebode O. Meat, fruit and vegetable consumption in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis. Nutrition Reviews. 2020

Vusirikala A, Wekesah F, Kyobutungi C, Oyebode O. Assessment of cardiovascular risk in a slum population in Kenya: use of World Health Organisation/International Society of Hypertension (WHO/ISH) risk prediction charts. BMJ Open. 2019; 9(9): e029304. 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029304

Walmsley R, Jenkinson D, Saunders I, Howard T, Oyebode O. Choice architecture modifies purchasing in a university campus grocery store: Time series modelling of a natural experiment. BMC Public Health. 2018; 18(1): 1149.


Majel McGranahan. Developing an intervention to improve pre-conception health and access to preferred contraception among migrant women in the UK. MRC doctoral fellowship.

Alice Coffey. Health and acceptability of plant-based diets for children. Leverhulme TRANSFORM studentship.

Iram Zahair. Ethnic inequalities in gastrointestinal disease. NIHR HPRU PhD studentship.

Salim Abatcha. Examining Risk Factors and Prediction of Cardiovascular Events in Ethnic Minorities in the United Kingdom. Warwick Chancellor’s International Studentship.

Elena Mylona. The relationship of time allocation and everyday activities with adolescent obesity. ESRC studentship.

Completed students

Ella Altair. Development of a mindfulness intervention for disordered eating. CARA Fellowship.

Tahir Bockarie. Non-communicable diseases in Sierra Leone: understanding the prevalence and risk factors associated with urbanisation. Self-funded, part-time.

Sophie Coronini-Cronberg. Pragmatic evaluation of public health interventions using existing data sources. Self-funded.

Stephen Seun Anjorin. Progress towards university health coverage in low and middle income countries. Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarship.

Haleema Masud. Reducing the affordability of tobacco products in Pakistan: A political economy analysis. Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarships, Punjab Educational Endowment Fund.

Daniel Mensah. Urbanisation and its impact on food cultures, health and the environmental sustainability of diets in sub-Saharan Africa. Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarship.

Christos Bagias. Role of maternal adverse (risk) outcomes and ethnicity on offspring body fat content. Jules Thorn Scholarship.

Helen Jones. Understanding how best to support adolescents with overweight or obesity through a weight management programme. NIHR CLAHRC-WM PhD studentship

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