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Dr. Oyinlola Oyebode - University of Warwick. Coventry, , GB

Dr. Oyinlola Oyebode Dr. Oyinlola Oyebode

Associate Professor, Warwick Medical School | University of Warwick


Oyinlola Oyebode researches non-communicable diseases, nutrition, obesity, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, and mental illness.






Dr Oyinlola Oyebode: Improving the health and welfare of people who live in slums



Areas of Expertise (10)

Physical Activity



Non-Communicable Diseases


Public Health

Global Health




Education (2)

The University of Edinburgh: Ph.D., Neuroscience 2008

University of Cambridge: B.A., Natural Sciences 2004

Selected Media Appearances (7)

Scientists call for immediate action on UN climate change report

The Irish Times  online


Dr Oyinlola Oyebode, associate professor in public health at the University of Warwick, said the IPCC verdict fits with growing evidence of the multiple benefits that could accrue if people shift their diet towards plant-based alternatives to meat.

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Weight-loss surgery in England: many who need it aren’t getting it

The Conversation  online


Obese people who have weight-loss surgery (also known as bariatric surgery) live longer than those who don’t and they have a better quality of life. It is a relatively safe procedure, and it is cost-effective for the NHS.

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Poor diet linked to 1 in 5 deaths globally: study

Egypt Independent  online


“This study gives us good evidence of what to target to improve diets, and therefore health, at the global and national level,” said Oyinlola Oyebode, Associate Professor at Warwick Medical School, who was not involved in the research...

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Stores’ prominent placement of produce can ‘nudge’ you toward healthful choices, study finds

MinnPost  online


“This is exciting because, while we all know eating fruit and vegetables is healthy, supporting people to increase their fruit and vegetable consumption has been more complicated,” said Oyinlola Oyebode, the study’s senior author and an epidemiologist and public health researcher at the University of Warwick, in a released statement...

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Changing placement of fruits and vegetables at grocery stores could help sales

Consumer Affairs  online


“Making the fruit and vegetables more accessible increased the amount of fruit and vegetables that were purchased,” said Dr. Oyebode. “This exciting because, while we all know eating fruit and vegetables is healthy, supporting people to increase their fruit and vegetable consumption has been more complicated”...

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Moving location of fruit and vegetables can lead to 15 percent sales increase

Science Daily  online


Instead, the research, led by Dr Oyinlola Oyebode of Warwick Medical School, was conducted only after the researchers had heard about the changes and were keen to investigate whether they had had any effect on fruit and vegetable purchasing...

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Childhood obesity: the end of an epidemic?

The Conversation  online


Children in Canada, their parents, health professionals and government ministers will welcome the news that there has been a decline in overweight and obese children over the past ten years.

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Selected Articles (7)

Are your friends bad for your health?

BBC News

2020 At the start of a new year, lots of people will resolve to make a healthy lifestyle change. Many find resolutions like cutting back on unhealthy snacks or taking part in a weekend fitness class easier when friends and family are making the same changes. However, not all decisions affecting our health are intentional, as we copy the behaviour of friends, colleagues and family who we relate to and admire. Unfortunately, we also imitate habits that are bad for our health, like smoking or eating too much.

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A protocol for a multi-site, spatially-referenced household survey in slum settings: methods for access, sampling frame construction, sampling, and field data collection

BMC Medical Research Methodology

2019 Household surveys are a key epidemiological, medical, and social research method. In poor urban environments, such as slums, censuses can often be out-of-date or fail to record transient residents, maps may be incomplete, and access to sites can be limit, all of which prohibits obtaining an accurate sampling frame. This article describes a method to conduct a survey in slum settings in the context of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Improving Health in Slums project.

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Choice architecture interventions to improve diet and/or dietary behaviour by healthcare staff in high-income countries: a systematic review

BMJ Open

2019 We were commissioned by the behavioural insights team at Public Health England to synthesise the evidence on choice architecture interventions to increase healthy purchasing and/or consumption of food and drink by National Health Service (NHS) staff.

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Assessment of cardiovascular risk in a slum population in Kenya

BMJ Open

2019 Although cardiovascular disease (CVD) is of growing importance in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), there are conflicting views regarding CVD as a major public health problem for the urban poor, including those living in slums. We examine multivariable risk prediction in a slum population and assess the number of cardiovascular related deaths within 10 years of application of the tool.

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Has the UK Healthy Start voucher scheme been associated with an increased fruit and vegetable intake among target families? Analysis of Health Survey for England data, 2001–2014

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

2018 Healthy Start (HS) is a UK government programme, introduced in 2006, providing vouchers to pregnant women or families with children aged

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Experiences of young smokers in quitting smoking in twin cities of Pakistan : a phenomenological study

BMC Public Health

2018 Smoking is highly prevalent in Pakistan claiming the lives of over 100,000 individuals every year. A significant proportion of smokers (24.7%) make an attempt to quit each year but 97.4% fail to quit successfully. Little is known about the reasons for, and experiences of, failed quit attempts. This study was carried out to explore the experiences of young male smokers in quitting smoking in the twin cities of Pakistan.

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The difficult conversation : a qualitative evaluation of the ‘Eat Well Move More’ family weight management service

BMC Research Notes

2018 The Eat Well Move More (EWMM) family and child weight management service is a 12-week intervention integrating healthy eating and physical activity education and activities for families and children aged 4–16. EWMM service providers identified low uptake 12 months prior to the evaluation. The aims of this study were to describe referral practices and pathways into the service to identify potential reasons for low referral and uptake rates.

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