Dr Faatihah Niyi-Odumosu

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  • Qualifications:MBChB; MSc, PhD, PGCertHE, FHEA
  • Position:Associate Professor of Physical Activity and Health
  • Department:HAS - Allied Health Professions
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Faatihah.Niyi-Odumosu@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I am a medical doctor and an Associate Professor of Physical Activity and Health. I obtained my medical qualification (MBChB) from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria; MSc (Medical Physiology) from the University of East London, United Kingdom; and PhD (Clinical Exercise Physiology) from Loughborough University, United Kingdom.

A commonwealth fellow (and mentor), secretary of the low-middle-income countries (LMIC)  research council - International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH). Founder and co-host of the monthly AliBSA (Ageing Lifestyle in Blacks and South Asians) webinar, a knowledge-exchange platform to tackle health inequalities through health education and self-empowerment. 

- Innovate UK: Healthy ageing challenge (2022-24): £1,842,000  (Fitbees project). Encouraging sustainable physical activity in under-represented groups currently not engaging with the digital fitness market. 
- £23,500 UWE VC Challenge fund 2022-2023 on using AI to interpret video recordings of keyhole cardiac surgeries to appraise surgeons’ performance, optimise surgical tasks, and identify training needs (IVA HEART). 
- Medical Research Council: Ageing Research Development Award (2023-25): £417,631.73;  Socially assistive walker to promote the health and well-being of older adults (SAW-Health).
- Medical Research Foundation (2023-25): Impact of climate change on health challenge: £299,134.00;  Mapping the impacts of climate change on respiratory health in Nigeria: towards equitable and cost-effective national and subnational strategies.

Multidisciplinary approaches to developing physical activity and health improvement interventions for people with chronic conditions such as chronic kidney disease, older adults (55+), and ethnic minorities (Afro-Caribbean, and South Asians). With my background in clinical exercise physiology, my research has the potential to develop interventions that are tailored for people with different long-term conditions. 

Open to PhD supervision in specific areas of research interests in co-developing physical activity and health improvement interventions; global health with a focus on NCDs; multiple long-term conditions. 

Area of expertise

Co-designing physical activity and health improvement interventions in chronic lifestyle disease (type-2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease); Interdisciplinary approaches to developing effective and sustainable physical activity across under-represented groups (Elderly, ethnic minorities; Women); Rehabilitation research; Robotic assistive technology. 


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