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

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.


  • 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


Adderley, N 2015, Personal Religion in the Libyan Period in Egypt. Scholars' Press, Saarbrücken.


Thayakaran, T, Adderley, N, Sainsbury, C, Torlinska, B, Boelaert, K, Sumilo, D, Price, M, Thomas, GN, Toulis, K & Nirantharakumar, K 2019, 'Thyroid replacement therapy, thyroid stimulating hormone levels and long-term health outcomes in patients with hypothyroidism: a longitudinal study' BMJ.

Adderley, N, Subramanian, A, Nirantharakumar, K, Yiangou, A, Gokhale, K, Mollan, S & Sinclair, A 2019, 'Association between idiopathic intracranial hypertension and risk of cardiovascular diseases in women in the United Kingdom' JAMA Neurology. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.1812

Akiboye, F, Adderley, N, Martin, J, Gokhale, K, Rudge, G, Marshall, T, Rajendran, R, Nirantharakumar, K & Rayman, G 2019, 'The impact of the Diabetes Inpatient Care and Education (DICE) project on length of stay and mortality' Diabetic Medicine.

Subramanian, A, Adderley, NJ, Tracy, A, Taverner, T, Hanif, W, Toulis, KA, Thomas, GN, Tahrani, AA & Nirantharakumar, K 2019, 'Risk of incident obstructive sleep apnea among patients with type 2 diabetes' Diabetes Care, vol. 42, no. 5, pp. 954-963. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc18-2004

Qadi, O, Marshall, T, Adderley, N & Bem, D 2019, 'Patients’ and health professionals’ attitudes and perceptions towards the initiation of preventive drugs for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: protocol for a systematic review of qualitative studies' BMJ open, vol. 9, no. 4, e025587. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025587

Ntouva, A, Toulis, KA, Keerthy, D, Adderley, NJ, Hanif, W, Thayakaran, R, Gokhale, K, Thomas, GN, Khunti, K, Tahrani, A & Nirantharakumar, K 2019, 'Hypoglycaemia is associated with increased risk of fractures in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cohort study' European Journal of Endocrinology , vol. 180, no. 1, pp. 51-58. https://doi.org/10.1530/EJE-18-0458

Tracy, A, Subramanian, A, Adderley, N, Cockwell, P, Ferro, C, Ball, S, Harper, L & Nirantharakumar, K 2018, 'Cardiovascular, thromboembolic and renal outcomes in IgA vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein purpura): a retrospective cohort study using routinely collected primary care data' Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-214142

Adderley, N, Ryan, R, Nirantharakumar, K & Marshall, T 2018, 'Prevalence and treatment of atrial fibrillation in UK general practice from 2000 to 2016' Heart. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-312977

Adderley, N, Nirantharakumar, K & Marshall, T 2018, 'Risk of stroke and transient ischaemic attack in patients with a diagnosis of ‘resolved’ atrial fibrillation: retrospective cohort studies' BMJ, vol. 361, k1717. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1717

Adderley, N, Mallett, S, Marshall, T, Ghosh, S, Rayman, G, Bellary, S, Coleman, J, Akiboye, F, Toulis, K & Nirantharakumar, K 2018, 'Temporal and external validation of a prediction model for adverse outcomes among inpatients with diabetes' Diabetic Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.13612

Stuart, K, Adderley, N, Marshall, T, Rayman, G, Sitch, A, Manley, SE, Ghosh, S, Toulis, K & Nirantharakumar, K 2017, 'Predicting inpatient hypoglycaemia in hospitalized patients with diabetes: a retrospective analysis of 9584 admissions with diabetes' Diabetic Medicine, vol. 34, no. 10, pp. 1385-1391. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.13409

Adderley, N, Ryan, R & Marshall, T 2017, 'The role of contraindications in prescribing anticoagulants to patients with atrial fibrillation: a cross-sectional analysis of primary care data in the UK' British Journal of General Practice , vol. 67, no. 662, pp. e588-e597. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X691685

Isaew, A, Adderley, N, Ryan, R, Fitzmaurice, D & Marshall, T 2017, 'The treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in UK primary care' Heart, vol. 103, no. 19, pp. 1502-1507. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2016-310927


Nirantharakumar, K, Adderley, N, Marshall, T, Rayman, G, Mallett, S, Ghosh, S, Akiboye, F, Bellary, S, Toulis, K & Coleman, J 2017, 'External validation of a prediction model that identifies adverse outcomes in hospitalised patients with diabetes' Diabetic Medicine, vol. 34, no. Suppl. 1, A4 (P376), pp. 6. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.13303

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