Dr Abisola Balogun-Katung


Research Associate

Role at Hull York Medical School

Abisola is a Research Associate within the Health Professions Education Unit in HYMS. She is currently working on an NIHR research grant exploring enablers and barriers to clinical academic careers


Abisola obtained a PhD in Public Health from the University of Sheffield in 2017. Her PhD employed qualitative research to explore the lived experiences of HIV positive Men who have sex with Men (MSM) living in Nigeria as they seek to navigate and negotiate access into the healthcare system in Nigeria. Since concluding her PhD, she has began building a research portfolio in health science and medical education research particularly using qualitative research methods.

Before joining HYMS, she worked as a Research Fellow at London South Bank University within the Applied Sciences Research Department on a project that explored memory and forensics. She also worked as a Research Fellow in the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group at the University of York on an NIHR funded Program Grant that explored self-management of long-term physical health conditions in people with severe mental illness.


Balogun, A., Bissell, P., & Saddiq, M. (2019). Negotiating access to the Nigerian healthcare system: the experiences of HIV-positive men who have sex with men. Culture, health & sexuality, 1-14.

Balogun, A.; Bissell, P. ed. 2018. Practices of non-heterosexual masculinities among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in Nigeria. In: Queer in Africa: LGBTQI identities, citizenship and activism. Abingdon: Routledge