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


Song, A, Okoth, K & Adderley, N 2023, 'Association between preterm delivery and subsequent maternal risk of hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus in a United Kingdom 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

Simms-Williams, N, Nagakumar, P, Thayakaran, R, Adderley, N, Hotham, R, Mansur, A, Nirantharakumar, K & Haroon, S 2023, '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. <http://bmjopenrespres.bmj.com/>

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

Okoth, K, Parry-Smith, W, Thomas, GN, Nirantharakumar, K & Adderley, N 2023, 'The association between menstrual cycle characteristics and cardiometabolic outcomes in later life: A retrospective matched cohort study of 704,743 women from the UK.', BMC Medicine, vol. 21, no. 1, 104. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-023-02794-x

Quinn, L, Hosier , I, Adderley, N & Marshall, T 2022, 'An interrupted time series analysis of the effects of withdrawal of financial incentives on diagnosis of atrial fibrillation as resolved: Does withdrawal of an incentive reverse its unintended effects?', BJGP Open, vol. 2022, BJGPO.2022.0089. https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGPO.2022.0089

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, vol. 88, no. 9, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.15366


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

Review article

Kamran, U, Abbasi, A, Umar, N, Tahir, I, Brookes, M, Rutter, MD, McCord, M, Adderley, N, Dretzke, J & Trudgill, N 2023, 'Umbrella systematic review of potential quality indicators for the detection of dysplasia and cancer at upper gastrointestinal endoscopy', Endoscopy International Open, vol. 11, no. 9, pp. E835-E848. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-2117-8621

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