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Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas

Dr Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas is a physician and public health and health policy researcher. Presently, he is an Associate Professor of Maternal and Newborn Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine after previously holding the same role at the University of Greenwich. He is also a Visiting Professor on the Erasmus Mundus Europubhealth programme and at the University of Greenwich. In addition, Aduragbemi is a Visiting Research Fellow at the LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Reproductive Health Research and Innovation, Lagos, Nigeria and Principal Researcher at the Senghor Chair in Health and Development in sub-Saharan Africa, University of Ottawa, Canada.

His scholarly work is focused on exploring issues on and strategies to optimise cost and cost-effectiveness, geographical access, and quality of maternal and newborn health care in low- and middle-income countries. He has published over 100 research outputs along these themes in several leading peer-reviewed journals. Aduragbemi is the Principal Investigator for the Google-funded ‘On Tackling In-transit delays for Mothers in Emergency’ (OnTIME) project and co-investigator on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Implementation Science project for intravenous versus oral iron for iron deficiency anaemia in pregnant Nigerian women (IVON-IS) and post-partum women (IVON-PP). He has previously been Principal Investigator for research grants funded by AXA Research Fund and the McCain Institute. He is an editorial board member of Reproductive Health, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, and PLOS Global Public Health, where he is also the Section Lead for Maternal and Newborn Health.


  • 2023–present
    Associate professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • 2022–2023
    Associate professor, University of Greenwich
  • 2021–2022
    Senior lecturer, University of Greenwich
  • 2017–2021
    Research fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science


  • 2018 
    University of Liverpool, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2013 
    The University of Sheffield, Master in Public Health
  • 2013 
    Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, Master Pilotage des Politiques et Actions en Santé Publique
  • 2009 
    Lagos State University, Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery