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


King, D, Thomas, T, Chandan, JS, Bhala, N, Adderley, N, Nirantharakumar, K & Trudgill, N 2020, 'Achalasia is associated with atopy in patients under 40 years of age', The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Goel, R, Chandan, JS, Thayakaran, R, Adderley, N, Nirantharakumar, K & Harper, L 2020, 'Cardiovascular and renal morbidity in Takayasu arteritis: a population-based retrospective cohort study from UK', Arthritis and Rheumatology.

King, D, Reulen, R, Thomas, T, Chandan, J, Thayakaran, R, Subramanian, A, Gokhale, K, Bhala, N, Nirantharakumar, K, Adderley, N & Trudgill, N 2020, 'Changing patterns in the epidemiology and outcomes of inflammatory bowel disease in the United Kingdom: 2000-2018', Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, vol. 51, no. 10, pp. 922-934. https://doi.org/10.1111/apt.15701

Crowe, F, Zemedikun, D, Okoth, K, Adderley, N, Rudge, G, Sheldon, M, Nirantharakumar, K & Marshall, T 2020, 'Comorbidity phenotypes and risk of mortality in patients with ischaemic heart disease in the UK', Heart, vol. 106, no. 11, 2019-316091, pp. 810-816. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316091

Singh, P, Subramanian, A, Adderley, N, Gokhale, K, Shinghal, R, Bellary, S, Nirantharakumar, K & Tahrani, A 2020, 'Impact of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular outcomes and mortality: a population‐based cohort study', British Journal of Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11433

Adderley, N, Subramanian, A, Toulis, K, Gokhale, K, Taverner, T, Hanif, W, Haroon, S, Thomas, GN, Sainsbury, C, Tahrani, A & Nirantharakumar, K 2020, 'Obstructive sleep apnoea, a risk factor for cardiovascular and microvascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: findings from a population-based cohort study', Diabetes Care. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc19-2116

Sainsbury, C, Wang, J, Gokhale, K, Acosta-Mena , D, Dhalla , S, Byne , N, Chandan, JS, Anand, A, Cooper, J, Okoth, K, Subramanian, A, Bangnash, M, Taverner, T, Hanif, W, Ghosh, S, Narendran, P, Cheng, KK, Marshall, T, Gkoutos, G, Toulis, K, Thomas, GN, Tahrani, A, Adderley, N, Haroon, S & Nirantharakumar, K 2020, 'Sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2 inhibitors and susceptibility to COVID-19: a population-based retrospective cohort study', Diabetes, obesity & metabolism.

Okoth, K, Chandan, J, Marshall, T, Thangaratinam, S, Thomas, GN, Nirantharakumar, K & Adderley, N 2020, 'The association between the reproductive health of young women and cardiovascular disease in later life: An umbrella review', BMJ.

Braithwaite, T, Subramanian, A, Petzold , A, Galloway, J, Adderley, N, Mollan, S, Plant , GT, Nirantharakumar, K & Denniston, A 2020, 'The epidemiology of optic neuritis in the United Kingdom over 22 years', JAMA Neurology.

Singh, P, Adderley, N, Subramanian, A, Gokhale, K, Singhal, R, Toulis, K, Bellary, S, Nirantharakumar, K & Tahrani, A 2020, 'The impact of bariatric surgery on incident microvascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes: a matched controlled population-based retrospective cohort study', Diabetes Care.

King, D, Coupland, B, Dosanjh, A, Cole, A, Adderley, N, Reulen, R, Patel, P & Trudgill, N 2020, 'The risk of later surgery at the anastomotic site following right hemicolectomy for Crohn’s disease in a national cohort of 12,230 patients', Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

Qadi, O, Lufumpa, N, Adderley, N, Bem, D, Marshall, T & Kokab, F 2020, '‘Patients’ and health professionals’ attitudes and perceptions towards the initiation of preventive drugs for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review of qualitative studies’', BJGP Open.

Krishna, M, Subramanian, A, Adderley, N, Zemedikun, D, Gkoutos, G & Nirantharakumar, K 2019, 'Allergic diseases and long term risk of autoimmune disorders: longitudinal cohort study and cluster analysis', European Respiratory Journal, vol. 54, no. 5, 1900476. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.00476-2019


King, D, Trudgill, N & Adderley, N 2020, 'Editorial: increasing IBD prevalence and its complications in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic—authors' reply', Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 1442-1443. https://doi.org/10.1111/apt.15769


Subramanian, A, Adderley, N, Gkoutos, G, Margadhamane Gokhale, K, Nirantharakumar, K & Krishna, M 2020, 'Ethnicity-based differences in the incident risk of allergic diseases and autoimmune disorders: a UK-based retrospective cohort study of 4.4million participants', Clinical and Experimental Allergy . https://doi.org/10.1111/cea.13741

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