Oyelola is a chartered biostatistician, an experienced teacher and public health researcher. He completed his PhD at the University of Western Cape, South Africa, where he developed a new approach to modelling nested correlation due to anisotropy issues in spatial data (Malaria). He also completed a master degree in biostatistics at Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Belgium.

Oyelola’s research interests are in spatial epidemiology, environmental statistics, exposure science, disease mapping and mixed-model with applications in biomedical sciences and public health studies. Oyelola’s work centred on developing and integrating innovative statistical approaches to advance public health and health care studies that focus on exploring spatial and Spatio-temporal variations in infectious and non-infectious diseases and examines the effect of climate on health outcomes. His methodological research interests fall in the area of correlation/covariance structure in public health and ecological data.

His previous experience includes statistics lecturer at the American University of Nigeria, American University of Afghanistan and Qatar University. Prior to joining Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Oyelola was a clinical research biostatistician (infectious disease) at JCU’s  Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine.

He is well-published in a wide range of multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journals such as Statistical Methods in Medical Research, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society and Science of Total Environment. His publication titled” Analysis of spatial data with a nested correlation structure” was one of the top 20 most read articles in 2017/2018 in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C.

Oyelola is an associate editor of BMC Public Health (Global Health), Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease, Scientific African and a reviewer for many journals (See Publon). He is currently serving as an Early Career Researcher Initiative (ECRI) Advisory Panel member for the high-ranking Environmental Health Perspective journal. A fellow of the institute of management consultants.


Available projects

Small Area Estimation of Health Outcomes

Environmental Stressors and Animal Health

  • HS2402: Health Professional Research 1 (Level 2; TSV)
  • TM5516: Biostatistics for Public Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • Biostatistics
  • Spatio-temporal statistics
  • Environmental statistics
  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Correlated and multi-level modeling
  • Infectious disease modelling
  • Exposure science
  • Biostatistics
  • Research methods
  • 2021 to present - Lecturer (biostatistics), James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2018 to 2020 - Clinical Research Biostatistician, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2013 to 2018 - Lecturer, Statistics, Qatar University
  • 2010 to 2013 - Instructor, Statistics, American University of Afghanistan
  • 2005 to 2007 - Instructor, Statistics, American University of Nigeria (Y)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2020 - JCU Award for Excellence in Research
  • 2019 - Top Peer Reviewer (1%) in Cross-Field
  • 2019 - Top Peer Reviewer (1%) in Social Sciences
  • 2021 to 2023 - Townsville Hospital and Health Service - Study Education Research Trust Account (SERTA) -"Extended Extracorporeal Shockwave and Electromagnetic Stimulation Therapies for Effective Treatment and Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcers," $140,000
  • 2017 to 2018 - Top 20 most read paper in Journal of the Royal Statistics Society: Series C
  • 2012 to 2013 - American University of Afghanistan, Research Fellowship
  • 2019 - Institute of Management Consultants
  • 2019 - International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
  • 2019 - International Environmetrics Society
  • 2010 - International Statistical Institute
  • 2010 - International Biometric Society
  • 2020 - Early Career Researcher Initiative (ECRI) Advisory Panel- Environmental Health Perspective
  • 2020 - Editorial Board-Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease (SAGE)
  • 2019 - Associate Editor-BMC Public Health
  • 2016 - Research Evaluator- South African National Research Foundation

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 46+ research outputs authored by Dr Oyelola Adegboye from 2012 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Genetic Selection for Health beneficial Long-chain omega-3s in Australian White lambs (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Longitudinal Study on Allostatic Load Biomarkers and its Impact on Mental Illness/Health (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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