Dr Faatihah Niyi-Odumosu

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About me

I am a medical doctor and a senior lecturer in Applied Human Physiology, Faculty of Health and Applied Science. I obtained my medical qualification (MBChB) from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria; MSc (Medical Physiology) from the University of East London, United Kingdom; and Ph.D. (Clinical Exercise Physiology) from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. 

A Commonwealth Scholar and the current 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 Black and South Asian) webinar. 
A Co-I on a £1.8M UKRI-funded project (Fitbees) to encourage sustainable physical activity in under-represented groups currently not engaging with the digital fitness market. I was awarded the UWE VC Challenge fund 2022-2023 on the use of AI to interpret video recordings of keyhole cardiac surgeries to appraise surgeons’ performance, optimise surgical tasks, and identify training needs (IVA HEART). I also won the HAS-FBL cross-faculty grant for integrating AI and AR in the pre-operative planning of keyhole cardiac surgery (AI/ARMICVS). 
Current employability and enterprise champion of the healthcare science programme, member of HAS ethics committee. 
With over 10 years of diverse international and UK teaching experience in higher education institutions, my teaching focuses on optimal student engagement and independent and creative thinking that prepares students for their future careers. 
I am open to Ph.D. supervision in specific areas of interest related is physical activity and health promotion in frailty, chronic lifestyle diseases (diabetes and chronic kidney disease), and ethnic minorities (Black and South Asian).

Area of expertise

Physical activity promotion in frailty and 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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