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Academic Biography

Abisope Akintola is a Graduate Tutor in the School of Health and Social Care at Teesside University, UK. Abisope gained a BSc in Biological science from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria in 2005. She gained MSc in Environmental Microbiology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2009. Abisope then progressed to study MSc Public Health at Teesside University, UK and graduated in 2016. Abisope worked as a voluntary community researcher for Sunderland city council, UK before gainfully employed at Teesside University as a Graduate Tutor.

She is presently studying for a Ph.D. where she is aiming to explore the role of embedded research in bridging the gap between research evidence and its implementation in public health practice. The Ph.D. is being supervised by Prof. Louisa Ells, Prof. Dorothy Newbury-Birch and Dr. Mandy Cheetham.


Summary of research interests

Abisope is an associate member of Fuse, The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. Her research interests are within public health including embedded research, co-production, inequalities, and maternal health.


Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

As a Graduate Tutor and as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Abisope teaches on evidence-based practice, research methods, global health and maternal mortality modules on undergraduate programmes, and international public health, and leadership and management in public health modules on postgraduate programme within the School of Health and Social Care.

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Research Output

‘The invisible enemy’: disability, loneliness and isolation.

Macdonald J., S., Deacon, L., Nixon, J., Akintola, A., Gillingham, A., Kent, J., Ellis, G., Mathews, D., Ismail, A., Sullivan, S., Dore, S. & Highmore, L., 19 Sep 2018, In : Disability and Society. 33, 7, p. 1138-1159

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