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Dr. Davies Adeloye is a medical doctor and epidemiologist with extensive clinical, research and training experience in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. In October 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Charles Darwin International Scholarship of the University of Edinburgh to pursue a PhD in Population Health Sciences, which he completed in December 2014.
Davies has been involved with the Global Health Epidemiology Reference Group, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh for over 4 years. He led research on the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa, and has co-authored a number of publications on this in respected international journals. He recently led a group of researchers in Nigeria (with collaborators in the UK) to estimate the prevalence of hypertension in Nigeria. This has been published in the Journal of Hypertension- “An estimate of the prevalence of hypertension in Nigeria: a systematic review and meta-analysis”. It was reported that one-in-four adult Nigerians were hypertensive and less than 20% were actually aware of their status. This was a landmark research in Nigeria, and has been reported by many national and international media outlets as the first up-to-date country-wide estimate of the prevalence and number of cases of hypertension in Nigeria.
He is a member of the European Respiratory Society, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, and Editorial Board of the Journal of Global Health. He serves as an external reviewer for a number of international journals including British Medical Journal, Croatian Medical Journal and PLoS One. Davies currently lectures at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, where he is involved in a number of research projects, including e-health. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Health Research, University of Edinburgh, UK. His research interests include evidence-based medicine (systematic reviews, meta-analysis and meta-regression), epidemiological modelling, global health metrics, non-communicable diseases, cancers, and non-infectious causes of child mortality.


  • 2015–present
    Senior lecturer, Covenant University, Nigeria


  • 2014 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD
  • 2006 
    University of Ilorin, MBBS


  • 2015
    Global and regional estimates of COPD prevalence: a systematic review and analysis, J Glob Health. 2015 Dec;5(2):020415

Professional Memberships

  • European Respiratory Society


Charles Darwin International Fellowship, University of Edinburgh