Yemisi Takwoingi’s background is in veterinary medicine, computer/statistical programming and statistics. She qualified in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria in 1994. She later completed an MSc in Information Technology with distinction at the University of Paisley (2001) and an MSc with distinction at the University of Leicester (2007).
Yemisi joined the University of Birmingham in March 2001 as an analyst programmer in the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU). In 2008, she moved to the Test Evaluation Group located within Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics. As part of her role, she provides statistical support for the UK Support Unit for Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews based within the group. In 2011 she was awarded an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship which has enabled her to undertake a PhD in methods of meta-analysis for comparing the accuracy of two or more tests.
Yemisi participates in teaching undergraduate medical students and Master’s level Public Health students.
Soares-Weiser K, Takwoingi Y, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K, Werfel T, Muraro A, Roberts G, Panesar SS, Sheikh A, on behalf of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Guidelines Group. Diagnosis of food allergy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Allergy 2014; 69:76-86.
Takwoingi Y, Botello-Pinzon P, Burr JM, Azuara-Blanco A, Garway-Heath DF, Lemij HG, Sanders R, King AJ, Deeks JJ. Validation of a risk prediction model for development of open angle glaucoma. Br J Ophthalmol 2014; 98:309-14.
Takwoingi Y, Hopewell S, Tovey D, Sutton AJ. A multi-component decision tool for prioritising updating of systematic reviews. BMJ 2013;347:f7191
Allen VB, Gurusamy KS, Takwoingi Y, Kalia A, Davidson BR. Diagnostic accuracy of laparoscopy following CT scanning for assessing the resectability with curative intent in pancreatic and periampullary cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013;11:CD009323.
Takwoingi Y, Leeflang MM, Deeks JJ. Empirical evidence of the importance of comparative studies of diagnostic test accuracy. Ann Intern Med 2013;158(7):544-54.
Leeflang MMG, Deeks JJ, Takwoingi Y, Macaskill P. Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy reviews. Syst Rev 2013;2(1):82.
Lenza M, Buchbinder R, Takwoingi Y, Johnston RV, Hanchard NCA, Faloppa F. Magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance arthrography and ultrasonography for assessing rotator cuff tears in people with shoulder pain for whom surgery is being considered. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013;9:CD009020.
Hanchard NCA, Lenza M, Handoll HHG, Takwoingi Y. Physical tests for shoulder impingements and local lesions of bursa, tendon or labrum that may accompany impingement. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013;4:CD007427