Olufikayo is a Research Associate (Evidence Synthesis) in the Academy of Primary Care at the Hull York Medical School.
Olufikayo Bamidele is a Research Associate (Evidence Synthesis) in the Academy of Primary Care at the Hull York Medical School, working with a team of researchers on the TRANSFORMing Cancer Outcomes in Yorkshire project.
Following a B.Sc. degree in Microbiology at the University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, she obtained an M.Sc. degree in Public Health at the University of Bedfordshire in Luton, UK. Her Master's dissertation explored the reasons for delayed uptake of the NHS breast screening programme among Black African women in Luton, UK.
She then proceeded to Ulster University, Northern Ireland where she received a Vice-Chancellor's Research Scholarship for her PhD (2015 - 2019). Her PhD study explored the psychosocial experiences and needs of Black African and Black Caribbean men and their partners after prostate cancer treatment.
She has particular interests in reducing inequalities in cancer experiences and outcomes especially among higher risk but under-researched groups, and also how gender-culture intersections impact on access and utilisation of healthcare services among these groups. She is an early career researcher with particular expertise in qualitative research and systematic literature reviews.
Undertaking scoping and systematic reviews in cancer research within the Primary Care and Palliative Care Research groups to address specific objectives of the TRANSFORMing Cancer Outcomes in Yorkshire project.
View Olufikayo's publications on ORCID.
Bamidele, O., McGarvey, H., Lagan, BM., Ali. N., Chinegwundoh, F. and McCaughan, E. (2019) ‘Man in the driving seat: The psychosocial experiences of Black African and Caribbean men treated for prostate cancer and their partners. Psycho-Oncology DOI:10.1002/pon.5150
Bamidele, O., McGarvey, H., Lagan, BM., Ali. N., Chinegwundoh, F. and McCaughan, E. (2018) ‘Hard to reach, but not out of reach’: barriers and facilitators to recruiting Black African and Black Caribbean men with prostate cancer and their partners into qualitative research. European Journal of Cancer Care DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12977
Bamidele, O., Lagan, BM., McGarvey, H., Wittmann, D and McCaughan, E. (2018) “…It might not have occurred to him that this woman that is taking care of me has some emotional needs as well…”: The Unheard Voices of Wives of Black African and Black Caribbean Men with Prostate Cancer. Journal of Supportive Care in cancer DOI: 10.1007/s00520-018-4398-4
Bamidele, O., McGarvey, H., Lagan, BM., Ali. N., Chinegwundoh, F., Parahoo, K. and McCaughan, E. (2017) Life after prostate cancer: a systematic literature review and thematic synthesis of the post treatment experiences of Black African and Black Caribbean men. European Journal of Cancer Care DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12784
Bamidele, O., Ali, N., Papadopoulos, C. and Randhawa, G. (2017) Exploring Factors Contributing to Low Uptake of the NHS Breast Cancer Screening Programme among Black African Women in the UK. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care 14(4):212-219
Ali, N., Bamidele, O., Randhawa, G., Hoskin, P. and McCaughan E (2017) Constructions of Masculinity and Help-Seeking for Prostate Cancer. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care 14(5):254-256
Vice-Chancellor's Research Scholarship Award for PhD Research, Ulster University (2015 - 2018)
Runner up prize for PhD Researcher Impact Award - Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, Ulster University (March 2019)