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


Wang, J, Cooper, J, Gokhale, K, Acosta-Mena , D, Dhalla , S, Byne , N, Chandan, JS, Anand, A, Okoth, K, Subramanian, A, Bangash, M, Jackson, T, Zemedikun, D, Taverner, T, Hanif, W, Ghosh, S, Narendran, P, Toulis, K, Tahrani, A, Surenthirakumaran, R, Adderley, N, 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. https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgab067

Almulhem, M, Chandan, JS, Gokhale, K, Adderley, NJ, Thayakaran, R, Khunti, K, Tahrani, AA, Hanif, W & Nirantharakumar, K 2021, 'Cardio-metabolic outcomes in South Asians compared to White Europeans in the United Kingdom: a matched controlled population-based cohort study', BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, vol. 21, no. 1, 320. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12872-021-02133-z

Braithwaite, T, Adderley, N, Subramanian, A, Galloway, J, Kempen, JH, Gokhale, K, Cope, AP, Dick, AD, Nirantharakumar, K & Denniston, A 2021, 'Epidemiology of scleritis in the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2018: population-based analysis of 11 million patients and association between scleritis and infectious and immune-mediated inflammatory disease', Arthritis and Rheumatology. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.41709

Bhachu, HK, Cockwell, P, Subramanian, A, Adderley, N, Gokhale, K, Fenton, A, Kyte, D, Nirantharakumar, K & Calvert, M 2021, 'Impact of utilising risk-based stratification on referral of patients with chronic kidney disease from primary care to specialist care in the UK', Kidney International Reports, vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 2189-2199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2021.05.031

Subramanian, A, Anand, A, Adderley, N, Okoth, K, Toulis, K, Gokhale, K, Sainsbury, C, OʼReilly, MW, Arlt, W & Nirantharakumar, K 2021, 'Increased COVID-19 infections in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a population-based study', European Journal of Endocrinology, vol. 184, no. 5, pp. 637-645. https://doi.org/10.1530/EJE-20-1163

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 2021, 'Long term impact of pre-incision antibiotics on children born by caesarean section: longitudinal study based on UK electronic health records', Health Technology Assessment. <https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/HTA/#/>

Chandan, J, Zemedikun, D, Thayakaran, R, Byrne, N, Dhalla , S, Acosta-Mena , D, Gokhale, K, Thomas, T, Sainsbury, C, Subramanian, A, Cooper, J, Anand, A, Okoth, K, Wang, J, Adderley, N, Taverner, T, Denniston, A, Lord, J, Thomas, GN, Buckley, C, Raza, K, Bhala, N, Nirantharakumar, K & Haroon, S 2021, 'Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and susceptibility to COVID‐19', Arthritis and Rheumatology, vol. 73, no. 5, pp. 731-739. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.41593

Singh, P, Adderley, N, Hazlehurst, J, Price, M, Tahrani, A, Nirantharakumar, K & Bellary, S 2021, 'Prognostic models for predicting remission of diabetes following bariatric surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Diabetes Care.

Haroon, S, Subramanian, A, Cooper, J, Anand, A, Gokhale, K, Byrne, N, Dhalla , S, Acosta-Mena , D, Taverner, T, Okoth, K, Wang, J, Chandan, J, Sainsbury, C, Zemedikun, D, Thomas, GN, Parekh, D, Marshall, T, Sapey, E, Adderley, N & Nirantharakumar, K 2021, 'Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors and susceptibility to COVID-19 in patients with hypertension: a propensity score-matched cohort study in primary care', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 21, no. 1, 262. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-021-05951-w

Okoth, K, Wang, J, Zemedikun, D, Thomas, GN, Nirantharakumar, K & Adderley, N 2021, 'Risk of cardiovascular outcomes among women with endometriosis in the United Kingdom: a retrospective matched cohort study', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 2021, no. 00, pp. 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.16692

Singh, P, Adderley, N, Subramanian, A, Gokhale, K, Singhal, R, Toulis, K, Bellary, S, Nirantharakumar, K & Tahrani, A 2021, '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, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 116-124. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc20-0571

King, D, Chandan, JS, Thomas, T, Nirantharakumar, K, Reulen, R, Adderley, N & Trudgill, N 2021, 'The risk of later diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease in patients with dermatological disorders associated with inflammatory bowel disease', Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1093/ibd/izaa344

King, D, Coupland, B, Dosanjh, A, Cole, A, Adderley, N, Reulen, R, Patel, P & Trudgill, N 2021, '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, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 114-127. https://doi.org/10.1111/apt.16114

Phillips, K, Subramanian, A, Thomas, GN, Khan, N, Chandan, J, Brady, P, Marshall, T, Nirantharakumar, K, Fabritz, L & Adderley, N 2021, 'Trends in the pharmacological management of atrial fibrillation in UK general practice 2008-2018', Heart. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2021-319338

Review article

Akiboye, F, Sihre, H, Al Mulhem, M, Rayman, G, Nirantharakumar, K & Adderley, N 2021, 'Impact of diabetes specialist nurses on inpatient care: a systematic review', Diabetic Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14573

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