Dr Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi MBChB, PhD

Dr Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi

Institute of Applied Health Research
Associate Professor

Contact details

Centre for Patient-Reported Outcome Research (CPROR)
Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Lee is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Patient-Reported Outcome Research (CPROR), University of Birmingham, UK. 

He is also one of the Deputy Directors at CPROR and a co-Lead for the PRO theme, MRC-NIHR Trial Methodology Research Partnership (TMRP) Outcomes working group.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Birmingham, 2019 
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH), University of Birmingham, 2014
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA), University of Cardiff, 2009
  • Medicine (MBChB), Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, 2007


Lee is actively involved in teaching, delivering lectures and contributing as co-module lead for the MSc Clinical Trials.

He also takes small group tutorials for the MBChB programme.

Other activities


Recent publications


Aiyegbusi, OL, Davies, EH, Myles, PR, Williams, T, Frost, C, Haroon, S, Hughes, S, Wilson, R, McMullan, C, Subramanian, A, Nirantharakumar, K & Calvert, M 2023, 'Digitally enabled decentralised research: opportunities to improve the efficiency of clinical trials and observational studies', BMJ evidence-based medicine.

Panthagani, J, O’Donovan, C, Aiyegbusi, OL, Liu, X, Bayliss, S, Calvert, M, Pesudovs, K, Denniston, A, Moore, D & Braithwaite, T 2023, 'Evaluating patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for future clinical trials in adult patients with optic neuritis', Eye.

Ratti, MM, Gandaglia, G, Sisca, ES, Derevianko, A, Alleva, E, Beyer, K, Moss, C, Barletta, F, Scuderic, S, Omar, MI, Maclennan, S, Williamson, PR, Zong, J, MacLennan, SJ, Mottet, N, Cornford, P, Aiyegbusi, OL, Van Hemelrijck, M, N’Dow, J, Briganti, A & PIONEER Consortium 2022, 'A systematic review to evaluate patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) for metastatic prostate cancer according to the consensus-based standard for the selection of health measurement instruments (COSMIN) methodology', Cancers, vol. 14, no. 20, 5120. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14205120

Hughes, S, Haroon, S, Subramanian, A, McMullan, C, Aiyegbusi, OL, Turner, G, Jackson, L, Davies, EH, Frost, C, McNamara, G, Price, G, Matthews, K, Camaradou, J, Ormerod, J, Walker, A & Calvert, M 2022, 'Development and validation of the symptom burden questionnaire for long covid (SBQ-LC): Rasch analysis', BMJ, vol. 377, e070230. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2022-070230

Retzer, A, Sivell, S, Scott, H, Nelson, A, Bulbeck, H, Seddon, K, Grant, R, Adams, R, Watts, C, Aiyegbusi, OL, Kearns, P, Cruz Rivera, S, Dirven, L, Baddeley, E, Calvert, M & Byrne, A 2022, 'Development of a core outcome set and identification of patient-reportable outcomes for primary brain tumour trials: protocol for the COBra study', BMJ open, vol. 12, no. 9, e057712. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057712

Anderson, N, Kyte, D, McMullan, C, Cockwell, P, Aiyegbusi, OL, Verdi, R & Calvert, M 2022, 'Electronic patient reported outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease', Nature Reviews. Nephrology. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41581-022-00619-3

Cruz Rivera, S, Aiyegbusi, OL, Ives, J, Draper, H, Mercieca-bebber, R, Ells, C, Hunn, A, Scott, J, Fernandez, CV, Dickens, A, Anderson, N, Bhatnagar, V, Bottomley, A, Campbell, L, Collett, C, Collis, P, Craig, K, Davies, H, Golub, RM, Gosden, L, Gnanasakthy, A, Davies, EH, Von Hildebrand, M, Lord, J, Mahendraratnam, N, Miyaji, T, Morel, T, Monteiro, J, Olsen Zwisler, AD, Peipert, JD, Roydhouse, J, Stover, AM, Wilson, R, Yap, C & Calvert, M 2022, 'Ethical considerations for the inclusion of patient-reported outcomes in clinical research: the PRO ethics guidelines', Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 327, no. 19, pp. 1910-1919. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2022.6421

O’Donovan, C, Panthagani, J, Aiyegbusi, OL, Liu, X, Bayliss, S, Calvert, M, Pesudovs, K, Denniston, A, Moore, D & Braithwaite, T 2022, 'Evaluating patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for clinical trials and clinical practice in adult patients with uveitis or scleritis: a systematic review', Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, vol. 12, 29. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12348-022-00304-3

Maruszczyk, K, Aiyegbusi, OL, Roth Cardoso, V, Gkoutos, G, Slater, L, Collis, P, Keeley, T & Calvert, M 2022, 'Implementation of patient-reported outcome measures in real-world evidence studies: analysis of ClinicalTrials.gov records (1999-2021)', Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 120, 106882. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2022.106882

Mercieca-bebber, R, Aiyegbusi, OL, King, MT, Brundage, M, Snyder, C & Calvert, M 2022, 'Knowledge translation concerns for the CONSORT-PRO extension reporting guidance: a review of reviews', Quality of Life Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-022-03119-w

Chandan, J, Brown, K, Simms-Williams, N, Camaradou, J, Bashir, NZ, Heining, D, Aiyegbusi, OL, Turner, G, Cruz Rivera, S, Hotham, R, Nirantharakumar, K, Sivam, M, Khunti, K, Raindi, D, Marwaha, S, Hughes, S, McMullan, C, Calvert, M & Haroon, S 2022, 'Non-pharmacological therapies for post-viral syndromes, including Long COVID: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol', BMJ open, vol. 12, no. 4, e057885. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057885


Aiyegbusi, OL, Roydhouse, J, Cruz Rivera, S, Kamudoni, P, Schache, P, Wilson, R, Stephens, R & Calvert, M 2022, 'Key considerations to reduce or address respondent burden in patient-reported outcome (PRO) data collection', Nature Communications, vol. 13, 6026, pp. 6026. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-33826-4


Subramanian, A, Nirantharakumar, K, Hughes, S, Myles, P, Williams, T, Gokhale, K, Taverner, T, Chandan, J, Brown, K, Simms-Williams, N, Shah, A, Singh, M, Kidy, F, Okoth, K, Hotham, R, Bashir, N, Cockburn, N, Lee, S, Turner, G, Gkoutos, G, Aiyegbusi, OL, McMullan, C, Denniston, A, Sapey, E, Lord, J, Wraith, D, Leggett, E, Iles, C, Marshall, T, Price, M, Marwaha, S, Davies, EH, Jackson, L, Camaradou, J, Calvert, M & Haroon, S 2022 'Assessment of 115 symptoms for Long COVID (post-COVID-19 condition) and their risk factors in non-hospitalised individuals: a retrospective matched cohort study in UK primary care' Research Square. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1343889/v1

Review article

Aiyegbusi, OL, Hughes, S, Peipert, JD, Schougaard, L, Wilson, R & Calvert, M 2023, 'Reducing the pressures of outpatient care: the potential role of patient-reported outcomes', Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. <https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/journal-royal-society-medicine>

PC-COS project steering committee & Aiyegbusi, OL 2022, 'A core outcome set for post-COVID-19 condition in adults for use in clinical practice and research: an international Delphi consensus study', Lancet Respir Med, vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 715-724. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(22)00169-2

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