Biography

I obtained a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with distinctions from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2005. Post qualification, I worked in both clinical physiotherapy and community settings on public health promotion projects. For a broader insight into preventive medicine and public healthcare, I studied at the University of Kuopio, Finland for an International Master’s degree in Public health. Later, as a volunteer public health specialist, I participated in the planning, organization and successful implementation of the COMPASS/USAID project, which was committed to responding to health care and basic education needs of people (in developing countries) by empowering individuals to take action for their own health. I moved on to research and development of community initiatives concerned with the right to enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health; and expanding the access of vulnerable groups to health through lifestyle modifications of nutrition and exercise.

I relocated to the United Kingdom in 2010 and recently completed my doctoral degree in Physical Activity and Health at Staffordshire University. My recent research activities involved the conduct of systematic reviews and meta-analysis, clinical studies and randomised controlled trials with a critical focus on enhancing bone health of premenopausal women through specified lifestyle exercises. A number of the outputs of my research works have led to publications in high-impact journals and disseminations at national and international conferences.

Research and scholarship

I am enthused with continuous acquiring of knowledge and expanding its frontiers of knowledge by establishing a career in exercise medicine research, facilitation of learning and involvement in wellness initiatives that stimulates the public to engage in good health behaviours. I have a particular interest in health promotion, reduction in global burden of non-communicable diseases, and environmental/social factors affecting the health of women, children and adolescence. I have a passion for international development, a deep seated commitment to public health, facilitation of learning, research and communication of astute health systems principles, both to the lay and research communities.

Teaching

  • Research Methods MSc (Keele Medical School)

  • Systematic reviews and Critical appraisal (MMed Sci Evidence based Practice Module)

  • Systematic reviews (workshops)

  • Literature Review support for MSc and PhD Students

Further information

  • Member of the editorial board for the Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity

  • Reviewer for the Journal of Health & Medical Informatics

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Selected Publications

  • Troya MI, Chew-Graham CA, Babatunde O, Bartlam B, Higginbottom A, Dikomitis L. 2019. Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in a doctoral research project exploring self-harm in older adults. Health Expect. link> doi> full text>
  • Troya MI, Chew-Graham C, Babatunde O, Bartlam B, Mughal F, Dikomitis L. The role of primary care supporting older adults who self-harm: a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice. full text>
  • Mughal F, Babatunde O, Dikomitis L, Shaw J, Townsend E, Troya MI, Chew-Graham CA. 2019. Self-harm in young people: the exceptional potential of the general practice consultation. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 69(681), 168-169. link> doi> full text>
  • Troya MI, Babatunde O, Polidano K, Bartlam B, McCloskey E, Dikomitis L, Chew-Graham CA. 2019. Self-harm in older adults: systematic review. Br J Psychiatry, vol. 214(4), 186-200. link> doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Legha A, Littlewood C, Chesterton LS, Thomas MJ, Menz H, Van Der Windt D, Roddy E. 2019. Comparative Effectiveness of Treatment Options for Plantar Heel Pain: A Systematic Review with Network Meta-Analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine. doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Troya MI, Chew-Graham CA, Babatunde O, Bartlam B, Higginbottom A, Dikomitis L. 2019. Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in a doctoral research project exploring self-harm in older adults. Health Expect. link> doi> full text>
  • Troya MI, Chew-Graham C, Babatunde O, Bartlam B, Mughal F, Dikomitis L. The role of primary care supporting older adults who self-harm: a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice. full text>
  • Mughal F, Babatunde O, Dikomitis L, Shaw J, Townsend E, Troya MI, Chew-Graham CA. 2019. Self-harm in young people: the exceptional potential of the general practice consultation. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 69(681), 168-169. link> doi> full text>
  • Troya MI, Babatunde O, Polidano K, Bartlam B, McCloskey E, Dikomitis L, Chew-Graham CA. 2019. Self-harm in older adults: systematic review. Br J Psychiatry, vol. 214(4), 186-200. link> doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Legha A, Littlewood C, Chesterton LS, Thomas MJ, Menz H, Van Der Windt D, Roddy E. 2019. Comparative Effectiveness of Treatment Options for Plantar Heel Pain: A Systematic Review with Network Meta-Analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine. doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Legha A, Littlewood C, Chesterton LS, Thomas MJ, Menz HB, van der Windt D, Roddy E. 2019. Comparative effectiveness of treatment options for plantar heel pain: a systematic review with network meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med, vol. 53(3), 182-194. link> doi> full text>
  • Raybould G, Babatunde O, Evans AL, Jordan JL, Paskins Z. 2018. Expressed information needs of patients with osteoporosis and/or fragility fractures: a systematic review. Arch Osteoporos, vol. 13(1), 55. link> doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Tan V, Jordan JL, Dziedzic K, Chew-Graham CA, Jinks C, Protheroe J, van der Windt DA. 2018. Evidence flowers: An innovative, visual method of presenting "best evidence" summaries to health professional and lay audiences. Res Synth Methods, vol. 9(2), 273-284. link> doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Jordan JL, Van der Windt DA, Hill JC, Foster NE, Protheroe J. 2017. Effective treatment options for musculoskeletal pain in primary care: A systematic overview of current evidence. PLoS One, vol. 12(6), e0178621. link> doi> full text>
  • Walsh N, Jordan JL, Babatunde O, Powell J, Healey E. 2016. Community-based exercise and physical activity programmes led by exercise professionals for osteoarthritis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi> link> full text>
  • Babatunde O and Forsyth J. 2016. Lifestyle exercises for bone health and health-related quality of life among premenopausal women: a randomised controlled trial. Glob Health Promot, vol. 23(3), 63-71. link> doi>
  • Babatunde O and Forsyth J. 2014. Effects of lifestyle exercise on premenopausal bone health: a randomised controlled trial. J Bone Miner Metab, vol. 32(5), 563-572. link> doi>
  • Babatunde OO and Forsyth, J. 2014. Association between depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), physical activity and bone health. Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism, vol. 32(3), 305-311. doi>
  • Babatunde OO and Forsyth, J. 2013. Quantitative Ultrasound and bone's response to exercise: a meta analysis. Bone, vol. 53(1), 311-318. doi>
  • Babatunde OO. 2012. Exercise Prescription for Bone Health – An Unrequited Hypothesis. European Musculoskeletal Review, vol. 7(3), 157-158.
  • Babatunde OO, Forsyth JJ, Gidlow CJ. 2012. A meta-analysis of brief high-impact exercises for enhancing bone health in premenopausal women. Osteoporos Int, vol. 23(1), 109-119. link> doi>
  • Troya MI, Dikomitis L, Babatunde OO, Bartlam B, Chew-Graham CA. 2019. Understanding self-harm in older adults: A qualitative study. EClinicalMedicine, vol. 12, 52-61. link> doi> full text>

Other

  • Babatunde O, Evans A, Hind K, Paskins Z, Forsyth J. 2018. EXERCISE INTERVENTIONS FOR PREVENTING AND TREATING LOW BONE DENSITY IN THE WRIST AND FOREARM: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL (vol. 29, pp. 622-623). link>
  • Babatunde OO, ensor, littlewood, jordan JL, roddy, foster, van der windt. 2017. Comparative effectiveness of treatment options for subacromial shoulder conditions: A network meta-analysis. Cochrane Library. Update Software Ltd.. link> full text>
  • Raybould G, Paskins Z, Babatunde O, Jordan J. 2017. INFORMATION NEEDS IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH A FRAGILITY FRACTURE OR OSTEOPOROSIS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 56, p. 84). link>
  • Holden MA, Babatunde OO, Quicke JG, Healey E, McCluskey M, Foster NE. 2017. INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE ADHERENCE TO EXERCISE ACROSS DIFFERENT HEALTH CONDITIONS: A NARRATIVE SYNTHESIS OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 56, p. 99). link>
  • Babatunde OO, jordan, dziedzic, chew-graham, protheroe, van der windt. Evidence Flowers: Improving accessibility and engagement with evidence based guidance. http://evidencelive.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/FINAL_EvidenceLive16-programme-160623.pdf. University of Oxford. full text>
  • Babatunde OPEYEMI, Jordan JL, van der windt, Hill, Foster, Protheroe. Effective Treatment Options for Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Rapid Meta-synthesis of Current Best Evidence in Primary Care. Rheumatology, Volume 55, Issue suppl_1, 1 April 2016, Pages i80,. doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OPEYEMI, Jordan JL, van der windt, Hill, Foster, Protheroe. Effective Treatment Options for Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Rapid Meta-synthesis of Current Best Evidence in Primary Care. Rheumatology, Volume 55, Issue suppl_1, 1 April 2016, Pages i80,. doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Jordan JL, Van der Windt D, Foster NE, Protheroe J. 2016. EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CONDITIONS: A RAPID META-SYNTHESIS OF CURRENT BEST EVIDENCE IN PRIMARY CARE. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 55, p. 80). link>