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

Examining public knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards palliative care: a mixed method sequential study

McIlfatrick, S., Slater, P., Beck, E., Bamidele, O., McCloskey, S., Carr, K., …Hasson, F. (2021). Examining public knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards palliative care: a mixed method sequential study. BMC Palliative Care, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-021-00730-5

International palliative care research priorities: A systematic review

Hasson, F., Nicholson, E., Muldrew, D., Bamidele, O., Payne, S., & McIlfatrick, S. (2020). International palliative care research priorities: A systematic review. BMC Palliative Care, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-020-0520-8

"Man in the driving seat": A grounded theory study of the psychosocial experiences of Black African and Black Caribbean men treated for prostate cancer and their partners

Bamidele, O., McGarvey, H., Lagan, B. M., Parahoo, K., Chinegwundoh MBE, F., & McCaughan, E. (2019). “Man in the driving seat”: A grounded theory study of the psychosocial experiences of Black African and Black Caribbean men treated for prostate cancer and their partners. Psycho-oncology, 28(8), 1712-1720. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5150

"Hard to reach, but not out of reach": Barriers and facilitators to recruiting Black African and Black Caribbean men with prostate cancer and their partners into qualitative research

Bamidele, O. O., E. McGarvey, H., Lagan, B. M., Chinegwundoh, F., Ali, N., & McCaughan, E. (2019). “Hard to reach, but not out of reach”: Barriers and facilitators to recruiting Black African and Black Caribbean men with prostate cancer and their partners into qualitative research. European Journal of Cancer Care, 28(2), https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12977

"…It might not have occurred to my husband that this woman, his wife who is taking care of him has some emotional needs as well…": the unheard voices of partners of Black African and Black Caribbean men with prostate cancer

Bamidele, O., Lagan, B. M., McGarvey, H., Wittmann, D., & McCaughan, E. (2019). “…It might not have occurred to my husband that this woman, his wife who is taking care of him has some emotional needs as well…”: the unheard voices of partners of Black African and Black Caribbean men with prostate cancer. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 27(3), 1089-1097. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4398-4

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.