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Dr Olufikayo Bamidele

Post Nominals PhD, M.Sc. AFHEA
Biography Olufikayo Bamidele is a Research Associate (Evidence Synthesis) in the Cancer Research Group at the Hull York Medical School, working with a team of researchers on the TRANSFORMing Cancer Outcomes in Yorkshire project.

Upon completion of a B.Sc. degree in Microbiology at the University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria at the age of 20 years, she took up various roles including teaching and banking as she explored her career interests and ambitions. Following a period of self reflection and discovery, she decided to come to the United Kingdom to study for a Master's degree in Public Health at the University of Bedfordshire (Luton) where she graduated with a distinction (2012 - 2013). Her Master's dissertation explored the reasons for delayed uptake of the NHS breast screening programme among Black African women in Luton, UK.

She then proceeded to Ulster University, Northern Ireland where she was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Research Scholarship for her PhD titled 'Post Treatment for Prostate Cancer: The Experiences and Psychosocial Needs of Black African and Black Caribbean Men and their Partners' (2015 - 2019).
Research Interests Olufikayo is passionate about reducing health inequalities in cancer experiences and outcomes especially among higher risk but under-researched groups. She is particularly interested in the psychosocial aspects of cancer survivorship, and how gender-culture intersections impact on illness experiences and healthcare access/utilisation among Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups. She is an early career researcher with particular expertise in qualitative research, systematic reviews and evidence synthesis.
Scopus Author ID 57196061327