Olubukola Otesile [B.PHARM, MPH]

Photograph of Olubukola Otesile

School of Health and Related
Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA

3rd Floor ScHARR

Tel: (0114) 222 430

Email : o.otesile@sheffield.ac.uk

Biography

I am currently a Research Assistant funded on work package (WP) 17 of the Collaborative European Neurotrauma Effectiveness Research in Traumatic Brain Injury (CENTER-TBI),which is a large-scale project supported by the European Union Framework 7 program. My research is carried out within the Centre for Urgent and emergency care Research (CURE) group. I joined ScHARR in 2012 and I have since worked on various projects in the areas of telehealth and care technologies, dementia, obesity and diabetes.

I have a degree in Pharmacy (B.Pharm) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Sheffield. Before joining the university, I practiced as a pharmacist in Nigeria for two years. In the UK, I have previously worked as a public health promoter, organising NHS health check programmes in the community to supplement those carried out by GP surgeries as well as a health promotion intern with Bowel Cancer UK.

Previous Projects

  • Overcoming the Barriers to Mainstreaming Assisted Living Technologies (MALT): A Technology Strategy Board- funded programme where I examined patients’ experiences of using telehealth for self-management.
  •  STARTING MoTOR project: A mixed methods feasibility study that investigated the use of a motivational mobile digital device as part of a weight loss intervention for obese or overweight people with diabetes within the Telehealth and Care Technology (TaCT) theme of CLAHRC-SY in partnership with the Nutrition Unit of the University of Sheffield.
  • KT-EQUAL programme - Knowledge Transfer for Extending Quality of Life - which focused on putting ageing and disability research into practice for the benefit of older and disabled people.
  • PARO: An initial service evaluation of the use of the PARO seal robot with older people with dementia in Sheffield funded by the Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust.

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • Emergency care
  • Use of technology in healthcare
  • Adherence to medication and health technology
  • Obesity
  • Older people
  • NHS health-checks

Teaching Interests

  • Assisted in the supervision of MPH placement students
  • Tutor for the ‘introduction to research methods’ MPH module

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Cudd P, Bolton E, Hargreaves S & Oguntuase O (2013) Stakeholder Perspectives on Assistive Technology to Aid People with Visual Impairment to Move Safely. Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice, Vol. 33 (pp 1013-1018). Poland, 19 September 2013 - 22 September 2013.
  • Oguntuase O, CUDD P, ELLIOT J & BACIGALUPO R (2013) A journey towards implementation of innovative mHealth in health services.. Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates: Knowledge Resources, Vol. 6, 10 April 2013 - 12 April 2013.