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Dr Folashade Tawakalitu Alloh

Lecturer in Public Health

Folashade Alloh is a Public Health lecturer in Statistics for Public Health and Health Promotion at the School of Health, Sports & Biosciences.

  • AE. 5.35
    University of East London
    Stratford Campus
    Water Lane
    London, E15 4LZ
    United Kingdom
    E15 4LZ
  • f.alloh@uel.ac.uk

    Folashade Alloh is an experienced lecturer in Public health and Health promotion. She is teaches epidemiology and health promotion for undergrade students. She is also supervisor on the MSc Public Health program. She is also a researcher in public health with focus on non-communicable diseases among minority groups in the UK. Since commencing her role at UEL, Folashade has collaborated with the RAMHHE campaign and research initiative that seeks to raise mental health awareness in the UK. In addition, she has recently written on the COVID-19 disparity among black population in the UK in BMJ. She is collaborating with researchers in the department of biochemistry, ABU Zaria, Nigeria on inhibitory effect of plant extracts on snake venom to help develop less expensive snake venom neutralizer in Nigeria. Her research interest cuts across health sciences and biomedical sciences.



    Overview

    Research centres

    Public Health and Health Promotion
    Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Quantitative Methodologies
    Qualitative Methodologies

    Most recent research

    - Contributed to design a survey on the impact and evaluation of RAMHHE intervention campaign
    - Contributed to facilitating three focus group sessions among university students to explore their experiences of social distancing on online/remote learning in higher education.
    - Successfully submitted ethics application for a mixed methods study to explore the perception of COVID-19 among black and ethnic minority groups in the UK.
    - Collaborated with colleagues in Nigeria to determine the inhibitory effect of Tamarindus indica seed extracts on hematological activities of Britis Arietans venom
    - For her PhD, Folashade Alloh obtained the prestigious Bournemouth University VC scholarship and conducted a constructivist grounded theory research approach among west African immigrants living with diabetes in the UK. Folashade is involved in mental health research among University students with focus group session and questionnaire survey to better understand mental health challenges within University setting.

    Collaborators

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    Research

    Salifu, Y., Maurer, P., Oprina, E., Alloh, F., Bardi, J.N., (2020). A systematic review of the impact of COVID-19 on mental health, including depression and anxiety. PROSPERO 2020 CRD42020198282. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42020198282

    Baggai, B. I., Yusuf, P. O. and Alloh, F. T., (2020). Inhibitory Studies of Tamarindus indica Seed Extract and Fractions on Hematological Activities of Bitis arietans Venom. Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology, 23(4), 48-57. Available from: https://doi.org/10.9734/jabb/2020/v23i430152

    Alloh, F., Hemingway, A and Turner-Wilson, A., (2019). Systematic review of diabetes management among black African immigrants, white and South Asian populations. Journal of Global health report 3: e2019020. Available from: https://www.joghr.org/article/11980-systematic-review-of-diabetes-management-among-black-african-immigrants-white-and-south-asian-populations

    Alloh, F., Hemingway, A and Turner-Wilson, A., (2019). Exploring experiences of West African immigrants living with Type 2 diabetes in the UK. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16(19), 3516. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6801552/

    Alloh, F., Regmi, P., Onche, I., van Teijlingen, E. and Trenoweth, S., (2018). Mental health in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC): Going beyond the need for funding. Health Prospect: Journal of Public Health 17 (1), 12 - 17. Available from: https://repository.uel.ac.uk/download/cbfa0c8f06b027b318ddb1c9e7e0189b49e3a598cdb65d1472f0e8576eb8ac5a/204283/20351-Article%20Text-64565-1-10-20180619.pdf

    Alloh, F., Tait, D. and Taylor, C., (2018). Home Away from Home: A qualitative exploration of health experiences of Nigerian students in UK University. Journal of International students, 8 (1), 1-20. Available from: https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/87zyw

    Alloh, F., (2018). Improving Diabetes Outcome: A Need to Understand Management among Africans Living with Diabetes in the UK. J Primary health care and gen practice 2 (1). Available from: https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/87zyv

    Alloh, F., Hemingway, A. and Turner-Wilson, A., (2018). Understanding lifestyle contribution in the management of type 2 diabetes among African immigrants living in the UK. European Journal of public health, 28 (1). Available from: https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/article/28/suppl_1/cky048.200/4973523

    Alloh, F., Turner-Wilson, A., Hemingway, A., (2018). Diabetes management outcome among Black-Africans compared to other ethnic groups in Western countries: a mixed-methods systematic review. PROSPERO 2018 CRD42018088311 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42018088311

    Alloh, F., (2017). Increasing Suicide rate in Nigeria. African Health Journal (Accepted manuscript).

    Alloh, F. and Regmi, P., (2017). Effect of economic and security challenges on the Nigerian Health Sector. Afri Health Sci., 17 (2), 519-592. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5637047/

    Regmi, P., Alloh, F., Pant, P., Simkhada, P. and van Teijlingen, E., (2017). Mental health in BME groups with diabetes: an overlooked issue? The Lancet, 389 (10072), 904-905. Available from: https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/87zyx

    Regmi, P., Kurmi, O., Aryal, N., Pant, P., Banstola, A., Alloh, F. and van Teijlingen, E., (2016). Diabetes prevention and management in South Asia: A call for action. International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Public Health, 8 (2), 107-116. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304379715_Diabetes_prevention_and_management_in_South_Asia_a_call_for_action

    Collaborators

    Dr Paul Watts (UEL)
    Professor Edwin van Teijlingen (Bournemouth University)
    Dr Pramod Regmi (Bournemouth University)

    Dr Josephine Bardi (UEL)
    Professor Ann Hemingway (Bournemouth University)
    Dr Salifu Yakubu (Lancaster University)
    Dr Angela Turner-Wilson (Bournemouth University)
    Mr Barnabas Baggai (University of Zaria)
    Dr Slyvia Nalubega (Soroti University, Uganda)
    Dr Noureen Shivji (Keele University)

    Publications


    Funding

    Her research interests include both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She has presented in international and national conferences both within the UK and outside the country.



    Interests

    Portfolio

    Subject Areas

    Statistics for Public Health
    Promoting health together

    Teaching