Olufikayo Bamidele

Dr Olufikayo Bamidele

Research Associate (Evidence Synthesis)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School

Qualifications

  • BSc
  • MSc (University of Bedfordshire)
  • PhD (Ulster University)

Summary

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).

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Strengthening Capacity for Prostate Cancer Early Diagnosis in West Africa Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Realist Approach to Rethinking and Operationalizing the World Health Organization 2017 Guide to Cancer Early Diagnosis

Ezenwankwo, E. F., Nnate, D. A., Oladoyinbo, C. A., Dogo, H. M., Idowu, A. A., Onyeso, C. P., …Nnaji, C. A. (2022). Strengthening Capacity for Prostate Cancer Early Diagnosis in West Africa Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Realist Approach to Rethinking and Operationalizing the World Health Organization 2017 Guide to Cancer Early Diagnosis. Annals of Global Health, 88(1), https://doi.org/10.5334/aogh.3519

A scoping review of risk-stratified bowel screening: current evidence, future directions

Cairns, J. M., Greenley, S., Bamidele, O., & Weller, D. (2022). A scoping review of risk-stratified bowel screening: current evidence, future directions. Cancer Causes and Control, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-022-01568-9

A qualitative exploration of women's perspectives and acceptability of including new cancer awareness information in all-clear breast or cervical screening results

Bamidele, O. O., Green, T., Tookey, S., Walabyeki, J., & Macleod, U. (2022). A qualitative exploration of women's perspectives and acceptability of including new cancer awareness information in all-clear breast or cervical screening results. European Journal of Cancer Care, https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13574

Barriers and facilitators to accessing and utilising post-treatment psychosocial support by Black men treated for prostate cancer—a systematic review and qualitative synthesis

Bamidele, O. O., Alexis, O., Ogunsanya, M., Greenley, S., Worsley, A., & Mitchell, E. D. (2022). Barriers and facilitators to accessing and utilising post-treatment psychosocial support by Black men treated for prostate cancer—a systematic review and qualitative synthesis. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-021-06716-6

A constructivist grounded theory study on decision-making for treatment choice among Black African and Black Caribbean prostate cancer survivors

Bamidele, O. O., & McCaughan, E. (2021). A constructivist grounded theory study on decision-making for treatment choice among Black African and Black Caribbean prostate cancer survivors. European Journal of Cancer Care, https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13516

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.

Awards and prizes

Runner up, PhD Researcher Impact Award

2019 - 2019

GRO -Ur- Network Travel Award

2018 - 2018

A travel award of £2000 for international research collaborations which involved knowledge exchange visits to the University of Michigan, Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan. I was hosted by my collaborator, Dr Daniella Wittmann, Associate Professor of Urology, University of Michigan.

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy

2018 - 2019

Scholarship role

Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarship

2015 - 2019

Ulster University's Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarship which provided full funding and monthly stipends for the duration of my PhD.