Associate Professor Oyelola Adegboye

Principal Research Fellow, Biostatistics


PhD (Statistics), University of the Western Cape, South Africa; Chartered Statistician, Royal Statistical Society, London; MSc Biostatistics, Hasselt University, Belgium; Post Graduate Diploma in Education, Nigeria; MSc Statistics, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital


Associate Professor Oyelola Adegboye, an experienced public health researcher and chartered biostatistician, is a Principal Research Fellow, Biostatistics at Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia.

A/Prof Adegboye completed his MSc in biostatistics at Hasselt University, Belgium, followed by a PhD at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He was a clinical research biostatistician at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine and a senior biostatistics lecturer in public health and tropical medicine at the James Cook University College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences in Townsville, Australia. A/Prof Adegboye has strong scholarly interests in biostatistics and research design/methods, spatial epidemiology, exposure science, neglected tropical diseases, non-communicable disease, global health and one health paradigm.

A/Prof Adegboye's growing recognition of statistical/mathematical modelling expertise was evident during the COVID-19 pandemic when his innovative modelling approaches were applied to the Global and Australian COVID-19 knowledge bases. The outputs from these COVID-19-related publications have been cited over 1200 times and have been used as a strategic body of evidence in national and international governmental policy documents, such as the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s “The first year of COVID-19 in Australia: direct and indirect health effects” the EU’s Policy document “Improving pandemic preparedness and management”; the Nordic States’ “Geography of Economic Recovery Strategies in Nordic Countries”; and The Netherlands Scientific Council’s Policy Brief on “Navigating and anticipating in uncertain times.”

A/Prof Adegboye has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers and serves as associate editor and editorial board member of multiple international journals.

  1. Abdel-Latif, M. E., Adegboye, O., Nowak, G., Elfaki, F., Bajuk, B., Glass, K., & Harley, D. (2023). Variation in hospital morbidities in an Australian neonatal intensive care unit network. Archives of Disease in Childhood-Fetal and Neonatal Edition. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2022-324940
  2. Eisen, D. P., Hamilton, E., Bodilsen, J., Køster-Rasmussen, R., Stockdale, A. J., Miner, J., ... & Adegboye, O. A. (2022). Longer than 2 hours to antibiotics is associated with doubling of mortality in a multinational community-acquired bacterial meningitis cohort. Scientific reports, 12(1), 672. 
  3. Adegboye, O. A., Fujii, T., & Leung, D. H. (2020). Refusal bias in HIV data from the Demographic and Health Surveys: evaluation, critique and recommendations. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 29(3), 811-826. doi:10.1177/0962280219844536
  4. Adegboye, O., Field, M. A., Kupz, A., Pai, S., Sharma, D., Smout, M. J., ... & Loiseau, C. (2021). Natural-product-based solutions for tropical infectious diseases. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 34(4), e00348-20. 
  5. Adegboye, O. A., Adekunle, A. I., Pak, A., Gayawan, E., Leung, D. H., Rojas, D. P., ... & Eisen, D. P. (2021). Change in outbreak epicentre and its impact on the importation risks of COVID-19 progression: A modelling study. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 40, 101988. 
  6. Adegboye, O. A., McBryde, E. S., & Eisen, D. P. (2020). Epidemiological analysis of association between lagged meteorological variables and pneumonia in wet-dry tropical North Australia, 2006–2016. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 30(3), 448-458. 
  7. Pak, A., Adegboye, O. A., Adekunle, A. I., Rahman, K. M., McBryde, E. S., & Eisen, D. P. (2020). Economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak: the need for epidemic preparedness. Frontiers in public health, 8, 241.
  8. Hanna, F., Daas, R. N., El-Shareif, T. J., Al-Marridi, H. H., Al-Rojoub, Z. M., & Adegboye, O. A. (2019). The relationship between sedentary behavior, back pain, and psychosocial correlates among university employees. Frontiers in public health, 7, 80. 
  9. Adegboye, O. A., Leung, D. H., & Wang, Y. G. (2018). Analysis of spatial data with a nested correlation structure. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C (Applied Statistics), 67(2), 329-354.
  10. Adegboye, O. A., Gayawan, E., & Hanna, F. (2017). Spatial modelling of contribution of individual level risk factors for mortality from Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the Arabian Peninsula. PloS one, 12(7), e0181215.