Dr Nicola Adderley BA, MSci (Cantab), MA, MPhil, PhD, MPH, PGCert, FHEA

Dr Nicola Adderley

Institute of Applied Health Research
Associate Professor of Health Informatics and Epidemiology
Deputy Lead for Birmingham BRC Data, Diagnostics and Decision Tools theme
Deputy IAHR Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Contact details

Institute of Applied Health Research
IOEM building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Nicki Adderley is an Associate Professor of Health Informatics and Epidemiology. She co-leads the THINKINGroup, a multi-disciplinary group of researchers and clinicians who aim to use real world, routinely collected data to produce high quality research on epidemiology, clinical practice and health care utilisation relevant to patients and clinicians.


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2020
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, 2020
  • MPH in Public Health, University of Birmingham, 2016
  • PhD in Egyptology, University of Birmingham, 2009
  • MPhil in Egyptology, University of Birmingham, 2005
  • MA in Egyptology, University of Birmingham, 2003
  • MSci in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2001
  • BA in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2001


Recent publications


Han, JED, Subramanian, A, Lee, WH, Coker, J, Denniston, AK, Nirantharakumar, K & Adderley, NJ 2024, 'Association of sildenafil use with age-related macular degeneration: a retrospective cohort study', BMJ Open Ophthalmology, vol. 9, no. 1, e001525. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjophth-2023-001525

D'Elia, A, Baranskaya, A, Haroon, S, Hammond, B, Adderley, N, Nirantharakumar, K, Chandan, J, Falahee, M & Raza, K 2024, 'Prodromal symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in a primary care database: variation by ethnicity and socioeconomic status', Rheumatology. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keae157

Simms-Williams, N, Nagakumar, P, Thayakaran, R, Adderley, N, Hotham, R, Mansur, A, Nirantharakumar, K & Haroon, S 2024, 'Risk factors for asthma-related hospital and intensive care admissions in children, adolescents, and adults: a cohort study using primary and secondary care data', BMJ Open Respiratory Research, vol. 11, no. 1, e001746. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjresp-2023-001746

Makhdom, E, Maher, A, Ottridge, R, Nicholls, M, Ali, A, Cooper, BG, Ajjan, RA, Bellary, S, Hanif, W, Hanna, F, Hughes, D, Jayagopal, V, Mahto, R, Patel, M, Young, J, Nayak, AU, Chen, MZ, Kyaw-Tun, J, Gonzalez, S, Gouni, R, Subramanian, A, Adderley, N, Patel, S & Tahrani, A 2024, 'The Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Treatment on Microvascular Complications in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial: CPAP Impact on Microvascular Complications in T2D Patients', The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. https://doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.11020

Umar, N, Harvey, P, Adderley, NJ, Haroon, S & Trudgill, N 2024, 'The time to inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis for patients presenting with abdominal symptoms in primary care and its association with emergency hospital admissions and surgery: a retrospective cohort study', Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1093/ibd/izae057

Song, A, Okoth, K & Adderley, N 2023, 'Association between preterm delivery and subsequent maternal risk of hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus in a UK population-based retrospective cohort study', BMJ open, vol. 13, no. 11, e078167. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-078167

Azfr Ali, R, Jalal, Z, Chandan, J, Subramanian, A, Adderley, N, Nirantharakumar, K, Gokhale, K & Paudyal, V 2023, 'Cardiometabolic screening and monitoring in patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs in primary care: A population-based cohort study', Comprehensive Psychiatry, vol. 127, 152419. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2023.152419

Mollan, S, Subramanian, A, Perrins, M, Nirantharakumar, K, Adderley, N & Sinclair, A 2023, 'Depression and anxiety in women with idiopathic intracranial hypertension compared to migraine: a matched controlled cohort study', Headache, vol. 63, pp. 290-298. https://doi.org/10.1111/head.14465

Haider, S, Adderley, N, Tallouzi, M, Sadiq, SN, Steel, DH, Chavan, R, Sheikh, I, Nirantharakumar, K & Snell, K 2023, 'Diabetic retinopathy progression in patients under monitoring for treatment or vision loss: external validation and update of a multivariable prediction model', BMJ open, vol. 13, no. 4, e073015. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-073015

Nash, K, Minhas, S, Metheny, N, Gokhale, KM, Taylor, J, Bradbury-Jones, C, Bandyopadhyay, S, Nirantharakumar, K, Adderley, NJ & Chandan, JS 2023, 'Exposure to domestic abuse and the subsequent development of atopic disease in women', Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 1752-1756.e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2023.03.016

Punyadasa, D, Simms-Williams, N, Adderley, N, Thayakaran, R, Mansur, A, Nirantharakumar, K, Nagakumar, P & Haroon, S 2023, 'Post-hospitalisation asthma management in primary care: a retrospective cohort study', British Journal of General Practice . https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2023.0214

Okoth, K, Thomas, GN, Nirantharakumar, K & Adderley, N 2023, 'Risk of cardiometabolic outcomes among women with a history of pelvic inflammatory disease: A retrospective matched cohort study from the UK', BMC Women's Health, vol. 23, no. 1, 80. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-023-02214-5

Thayakaran, R, Hotham, R, Gokhale, K, Adderley, N, Chandan, J & Nirantharakumar, K 2023, 'Seasonal variation of serum potassium and related prescription pattern: An ecological time series', Journal of Clinical Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1136/jcp-2023-208759


Thaller, M, Adderley, N, Subramanian, A, Mollan, S & Sinclair, A 2023, 'Comorbid polycystic ovarian syndrome in idiopathic intracranial hypertension', Neuro-Ophthalmology, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 49-52. https://doi.org/10.1080/01658107.2022.2162089

Special issue

Mensah, GA (ed.), Fuster, V (ed.), Murray, CJL (ed.), Roth, GA (ed.), Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases and Risks Collaborators, Adderley, N, Thayakaran, R & Zemedikun, D 2023, 'Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases and Risks, 1990-2022' Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 82, no. 25, pp. 2343-2474. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2023.11.007

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