Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Yemi Oluboyede

Senior Research Associate

Background

Introduction

Yemi joined IHS in January 2014 after completing a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Leeds.  This work involved the development of a preference based quality of life measure for use in economic evaluation of weight management programmes for overweight and obese adolescents.  More details about this work can be found here.

Yemi’s main research interests are around economic evaluations of new health technologies and the creation of preference based measures.  Yemi is particularly interested in the measurement and valuation of health outcomes for disease specific instruments for use in economic evaluation of new health technologies.

 

Qualifications

PhD Health Economics, University of Leeds (2010-2013)

MSc Economics and Health Economics (with distinction), University of Sheffield (2003-2004)

BA Business Economics (Hons), University of Liverpool (2000-2003)

 

Previous Positions

Senior Research Associate, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University (2014)

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, Academic Unit of Health Economics, University of Leeds (2010 - 2014)

Research Officer, Academic Unit of Health Economics, University of Leeds (2008 - 2010)

Research Associate, Health Economics and Decision Science, University of Sheffield (2005 - 2008)

Research Assistant, Health Economics and Decision Science, University of Sheffield (2004 - 2005)

 

Honours and Awards

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow 2010-2013

 

 





Research

Research interests

Yemi’s research interests include:

  • Economic evaluation alongside randomised controlled trials
  • Measurement and valuation of health and well-being
  • Incorporating well-being into outcome measurement in economic evaluation
  • Development of disease specific preference based instruments
  • Investigating the determinants of health and well-being

 

Current Research projects

Yemi is currently working on the following research projects

  • Innovative photoplethysmography technology for rapid non-invasive assessment of peripheral arterial disease in primary care (The NOTEPAD study)
  • Light therapy effectiveness for oral mucositis (The LiTEFORM study)
  • Nasal airway obstruction study (The NAIROS study)
  • EMesis in Pregnancy - Ondansetron With mEtoclopRamide (The EMPOWER study)
  • Liver Investigation: Testing Marker Utility in Steatohepatitis (The LITMUS study)
  • Measuring Quality of Life in the general population and Roma minority in Romania: implications for health policies and economic evaluations – QoLRO

 

Past Research projects

 

Current PhD students

  • Sarah Hill: Identifying Appropriate Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Public Health Interventions to Meet the Information Needs of Public Health Decision-Makers. Co-Supervisors: Luke Vale, David Hunter, Emily Henderson
  • Tara Homer: Identifying and Valuing Complications and other Health States associated with Liver Disease that affect patients’ quality of life. Co-Supervisors: Luke Vale, Laura Ternent

 

Interested in supervising projects related to:

  • Measurement and valuation of health outcomes
  • Discrete choice and contingent valuation
  • Economic evaluation

 

Funding

  • Co-applicant: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - Secondary care treatment for severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (EMPOWER Trial – PI: Stephen Robson, £2,070,653 (2017))
  • Co-applicant: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - Multicentre, open label, single arm study of the safety and impact of eculizumab withdrawal in patients with atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (PI: Neil Sheerin, £855,402 (2017))
  • Co-applicant: European Commission – Innovative Medicines Initiative IMI2 Call 9 (2016) Topic 5 - Identification and validation of biomarkers for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) (LITMUS – PI: Quentin Anstee, Newcastle University component: £3,321,092 (2016/17))
  • Co-applicant (Joint health economics supervisor): Individual Fellowships (H2020-MSCA-IF-2016) - Measuring Quality of Life in the general population and Roma minority in Romania: implications for health policies and economic evaluations (PI: Elena Olariu - £156,363.84 (2017))
  • Co-applicant: 2016-17 Research Capability Funding - Collaborative Health Visiting, Nursing, and AlLied Health Research (CHILD, PI: Niina Kolehmainen, £45,848 (2016))
  • National Institute for Health care Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship - Developing a preference based quality of life measure for use in economic evaluation of weight management interventions aimed at the young (PI: Yemi Oluboyede, £263,870 (2009))
  • Co-applicant: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society - The effects of a pragmatic exercise therapy intervention on physical activity and important health outcomes influencing maintenance in people with multiple sclerosis (PI: John Saxton, £197,563 (2008))
  • Co-applicant: Health Technology Assessment (HTA) - Randomised Assessment of Treatment using Panel Assay of Cardiac Markers. A randomised controlled trial of point-of-care cardiac markers in the emergency department (The RATPAC Trial - PI: Steve Goodacre, £716,000 (2007))

  

Current post-doctoral projects & funding

  • Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Small Grant Scheme - Putting adolescents who are obese and overweight in the driving seat using participatory media. (PI: Yemi Oluboyede, £5900 (2017))
  • School for Primary Care Research (SPCR FR13) - Acceptability and feasibility of a new weight specific quality of life measure as a screening tool in primary care. (PI: Yemi Oluboyede, £34,613.12 (2017))
  • Health Foundation (Internal funding) - Validation of the Weight-specific Adolescent Instrument for Economic-evaluation (WAItE).  (PI: Yemi Oluboyede, (£7,416 (2016))



Teaching

Postgraduate Teaching
  • MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research

Publications