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

Dr Nicola Adderley

Institute of Applied Health Research
Lecturer in Health Informatics and Epidemiology

Contact details

Murray Learning Centre
Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Institute of Applied Health Research
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Nicki Adderley is a Lecturer in 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


Benson, R, Okoth, K, Keerthy, D, Gokhale, K, Adderley, N, Nirantharakumar, K & Lasserson, D 2022, 'Analysis of the relationship between sex and prescriptions for guideline-recommended therapy in peripheral arterial disease, in relation to 1-year all-cause mortality: a primary care cohort study', BMJ open, vol. 12, no. 3, e055952. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055952

Subramanian, A, Han, D, Braithwaite, T, Thayakaran, R, Zemedikun, DT, Gokhale, KM, Lee, WH, Coker, J, Keane, PA, Denniston, AK, Nirantharakumar, K, Azoulay, L & Adderley, NJ 2022, 'Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and risk of age-related macular degeneration in individuals with hypertension', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.15366

Kamran, U, King, D, Banks, M, Nylander, D, Shetty, S, Hebbar, S, Ransford, R, Mitchell, D, Williams, M, Gupta, S, Cheung, D, Baker, G, Rees, J, Fox, M, Ashall, B, Barker, S, Greenaway, J, Jones, M, Caffrey, M, Kadri, S, Glynn, M, Evans, J, Tham, TC, Adderley, N & Trudgill, N 2022, 'Assessment of the role of the Edinburgh dysphagia score in referral triage in a national service evaluation of the urgent suspected upper gastrointestinal cancer pathway', Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. https://doi.org/10.1111/apt.16811

Adderley, N, Taverner, T, Price, M, Sainsbury, C, Greenwood, D, Chandan, J, Takwoingi, Y, Haniffa, R, Hosier , I, Welch, C, Parekh, D, Gallier, S, Gokhale, K, Denniston, A, Sapey, E & Nirantharakumar, K 2022, 'Development and external validation of prognostic models for COVID-19 to support risk stratification in secondary care', BMJ open, vol. 12, no. 1, e049506. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049506

Adderley, N, Subramanian, A, Perrins, M, Nirantharakumar, K, Mollan, S & Sinclair, A 2022, 'Headache, opiate use, and prescribing trends in women with idiopathic intracranial hypertension: a population-based matched cohort study', Neurology.

Okoth, K, Subramanian, A, Chandan, J, Adderley, N, Thomas, GN, Nirantharakumar, K & Antza, C 2022, 'Long term miscarriage-related hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Evidence from a United Kingdom population-based cohort study', PLOS One, vol. 17, no. 1, e0261769. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261769

Sumilo, D, Nirantharakumar, K, Willis, BH, Rudge, G, Martin, J, Gokhale, K, Thayakaran, R, Adderley, N, Chandan, J, Okoth, K, Harris, I, Hewston, R, Skrybant, M, Deeks, J & Brocklehurst, P 2022, 'Long-term impact of giving prophylactic antibiotics before skin incision versus after cord clamping on children born by caesarean section: longitudinal study based on UK electronic health records', BMJ, vol. 377, e069704. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2021-069704

Greenwood, D, Taverner, T, Adderley, NJ, Price, M, Gokhale, K, Sainsbury, C, Gallier, S, Welch, C, Sapey, E, Murray, D, Fanning, H, Ball, S, Nirantharakumar, K, Croft, W & Moss, P 2022, 'Machine learning of COVID-19 clinical data identifies population structures with therapeutic potential', iScience, vol. 25, no. 7, 104480. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.104480

Gokhale, K, Adderley, N, Subramanian, A, Lee, WH, Han, D, Coker , J, Braithwaite, T, Denniston, A, Keane, PA & Nirantharakumar, K 2022, 'Metformin and risk of age-related macular degeneration in individuals with type 2 diabetes: a retrospective cohort study', British Journal of Ophthalmology. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2021-319641

Alshehri, Z, Subramanian, A, Adderley, N, Gokhale, K, Karamat, MA, Ray, CJ, Kumar, P, Nirantharakumar, K & Tahrani, A 2022, 'Risk of incident obstructive sleep apnoea in patients with type 1 diabetes: a population-based retrospective cohort study', Diabetologia. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-022-05714-5

Okoth, K, Crowe, F, Marshall, T, Thomas, GN, Nirantharakumar, K & Adderley, N 2022, 'Sex-specific temporal trends in the incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease in young adults: a population-based study using UK primary care data', European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjpc/zwac024

Umar, N, King, D, Chandan, J, Bhala, N, Nirantharakumar, K, Adderley, N, Zemedikun, D, Harvey , PR & Trudgill, N 2022, 'The association between inflammatory bowel disease and mental ill health: a retrospective cohort study using data from UK primary care', Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

King, D, Chandan, J, Thomas, T, Denniston, A, Braithwaite, T, Nirantharakumar, K, Reulen, R, Adderley, N & Trudgill, N 2022, 'The risk of a subsequent diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease in subjects with ophthalmic disorders associated with inflammatory bowel disease: a retrospective cohort analysis of UK primary care data', BMJ open. <http://bmjopen.bmj.com/>

King, D, Coupland, B, Dosanjh, A, Cole, A, Ward, S, Reulen, R, Adderley, N, Patel, P & Trudgill, N 2022, 'The risk of subsequent surgery following bowel resection for Crohn’s disease in a national cohort of 19,207 patients', Colorectal Disease.

Wang, J, Cooper, JM, Gokhale, K, Acosta-Mena, D, Dhalla, S, Byne, N, Chandan, JS, Anand, A, Okoth, K, Subramanian, A, Bangash, MN, Jackson, T, Zemedikun, D, Taverner, T, Hanif, W, Ghosh, S, Narendran, P, Toulis, KA, Tahrani, AA, Surenthirakumaran, R, Adderley, NJ, Haroon, S, Khunti, K, Sainsbury, C, Thomas, GN & Nirantharakumar, K 2021, 'Association of metformin with susceptibility to COVID-19 in people with type 2 diabetes', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol. 106, no. 5, dgab067, pp. 1255-1268. https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgab067

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