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, 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.

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.

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.

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, Nirantharakumar, K & Marshall, T 2019, 'Temporal variation in the diagnosis of resolved atrial fibrillation and the influence of performance targets on clinical coding: cohort study', BMJ open, vol. 9, no. 11, e030454. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030454

Sumilo, D, Nirantharakumar, K, Willis, BH, Rudge, G, Martin, J, Gokhale, K, Thayakaran, T, Adderley, N, Chandan, J, Okoth, K, Hewston, R, Skrybant, M, Deeks, J & Brocklehurst, P 2019, 'Long term impact of giving antibiotics before skin incision versus after cord clamping on children born by caesarean section: protocol for a longitudinal study based on UK electronic health records', BMJ open, vol. 9, no. 9, e033013. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033013

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, vol. 366, l4892. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4892

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, vol. 76, no. 9, pp. 1088-1098. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.1812

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

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14062

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

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