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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing


Dr Adetayo Kasim, BSc, MSc, PhD, CStat

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 40364
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 40409
Room number: F010

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Academic Qualifications


Dr Adetayo Kasim is the Associate Professor for the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Durham University. He graduated with Master’s degree in Biostatistics from Center for Statistics, Hasselt University, Belgium. He had his PhD in Statistical Bioinformatics from the same university in collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceutical, Belgium. Since moving to Durham University, Adetayo provides statistical supports for several projects including educational evaluations and clinical trials. His methodological interests include generalised linear models, longitudinal data analysis and Bayesian modelling framework.

Research Projects

  • Big data in medical and social sciences
  • Biomarker identification and validation
  • Biostatistics 
  • Design and analysis of social and clinical trials 
  • Evaluation of public health interventions and policies 
  • Statistical Bionformatics

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (Chattered Statistician) 
  • Member of the International Biometric Society 
  • Member of the Belgian Statistical Society

Selected Conferences/Workshops

  • Invited Session Speaker at Joint Statistical Meeting. Title: Integrated analysis based on cluster analysis of differential expression. August 2016. 
  • Invited Lecturer at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia. Topic: Applied logistic regression. March 2015. 
  • Invited Speaker at DoReMi Workshop. Title: Data Integration in early drug development studies. Barcelona, Spain. October, 2015. 
  • Invited Speaker on ‘Computational methods aiding early-stage drug design’, Dagstuhl Seminar, Germany. Title: Semi-supervised investigation of association of gene expression with structural finger prints. May 2013. 
  • Invited Speaker at IBS-UG workshop on ‘infectious disease’, Uganda. Title. Analysis of HIV data. October 2013. 
  • Invited Session Speaker at International Biometric Society, Kobe, Japan. Title: Informative or non-informative calls for gene expression. August 2012. 
  • Invited Speaker at QSTAR meetings by Janssen Pharmaceutical, Belgium. Title: weighted-similarity based clustering of chemical structure and bioactivity in early drug discovery. April 2012. 
  • Invited Speaker at the workshop on ‘order restricted inference and
    estimation’, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium. Title: Bayesian variable selection for dose-response modelling. December 2011. 
  • Invited Speaker at the workshop on ‘biclustering of microarray data’, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium. Title: Order restricted clustering, November. 2010.

Teaching and Supervision

PhD Supervision: 

Dr Farrants Kirstin (October 2012 – December 2015) 

The recommodification of the social determinants of health 

Dr Matheys Kate (November 2013 - November 2016) 

Austerity, inequality and mental health: A case study of Stockton-on-Tees

Mr Ramjee Bhandari (October 2014 – September 2017) 

Geographies of health inequalities in a time of austerity: A case study of Stockton-on-Tees

Mr Eleojo Abubakar (October 2016 – September 2019) 

Modelling socio-spatial variations in the geographic coverage of healthcare for efficient health service planning

Dr Martin Otava (October 2011 – September 2015)

Modelling high dimensional dose-response data 

Dr Nolen Joy Perualila (September 2011 – October 2015)

Integrative methods for the analysis of structure- transcription-assay relationships in drug discovery and early development 

Ms Marijke Van Moerbeke (October 2014 - October 2018)

Differential splicing detection in early drug development experiments 

Mr Ewoud De Troyer (October 2014 - October 2018)

Challenges in integrated data analysis for bioinformatics and big data structures


Indicators of Esteem

  • 2017: Independent evaluator:

    Education Endowment Foundation, London, UK, since 2013

  • 2017: Visiting Research Associate: Visiting Research Associate, Rutgers Institute for Data Science, Learning and Applications, Rutgers University, USA
  • 2014: Durham University's 'Exceptional contribution point': Awarded Durham University’s `Exceptional contribution point’ in 2014
  • 2014: Encore Award: Encore award (Johnson & Johnson recognition award) in recognition of a special achievement: Excellence in research on QSTAR, 2014
  • 2006: Awarded University of Hasselt PhD Scholarship: Awarded University of Hasselt PhD scholarship in Statistical Bioinformatics, 2006
  • 2005: Awarded Vlaamse Interuniveristaire Raad (VLIR, Belgium) scholarship for MSc in Biostatistics, 2005:
  • 2004: Awarded Vlaamse Interuniveristaire Raad (VLIR, Belgium) scholarship for MSc in Applied Statistics, 2004:
  • 2016 - 2022, Co-Director: Research Centre in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Gondar University, Ethiopia.

Research Groups

Research Projects

Department of Geography

  • Evaluating the County Durham Worklessness and Health Support Programme, County Durham Primary Care Trust, £550,000 (2009-2014)
  • Health Inequalities in an Age of Austerity, Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Grant, £1 million (2013-2018)
  • Tackling Inequalities in Obesity, NIHR, £207,000 (2011 - 2014)

School of Education

  • Development of the Teaching and Learning Toolkit and NPD Analysis and Data Archive Support
  • Evaluation of Calderdale : Improving writing quality, using SRSD and memorable experiences

Selected Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

Conference Paper

  • Kasim A., Skhedy Z., Lin D., Van Sanden S., Cortinas J., Gohlmann H.W., Bijnens L., Yekutieli D., Camilleri M., Aerssens J. & Talloen W. (2010), Translating Gene Signatures Across Tissues: A Statistical View, in Arabnia, Hamid R. & Tran, Quoc-Nam. eds, 1: WORLDCOMP'10: The 2010 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Las Vegas, CSREA Press, Las Vegas, 298-301.

Journal Article

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Selected Grants

  • 2018: • McErlane, F., Hawley, D., Ramanan, A., Foster, H., Beresford, M., Hyrich, K., Rapley, T., Kasim, A., Craig, D., Tzelis, D., Wright, C. and Wilkinson J. Targeted Care Pathway Study in Polyarticular Pattern Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: a Randomised Controlled Trial (TARGET-JIA). NIHR Health Technology Assessment. 2018 – 2022. £1,490,433. (Under review)
  • 2018: Steel, D., Henein, C., Maier, R., Hancock, H., Kasim, A., Shen, J., Talks, J. Vaidenau-Collins, D. and Chakravarthy, U. Near infrared light to re-establish visual function in patients with Intermediate dry-AMD (THEIA). NIHR Research for Patient Benefit, 2018 – 2020. £349,954. (Under review)
  • 2017: Ball, H., Galbally, M., Kasim, A., Kodama, H., Lewis, A., Luijk, M., Rudzik, A., Russell, C., Teti, D. and Yoshida, M. Contexts and consequences of parental vulnerability to sleep disruption in early infancy: a comparative longitudinal study. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), 2017-2022. £1,000,000. (Under review)
  • 2017: Grahame, V., Le Couteur, A., Rodgers, J., Fletcher-Watson, S., Riby, D., O'Hare, A., Dixon, L., Kasim, A., Becker, F. and Garland, D. Repetitive behaviours in ASD. NIHR Health Technology Assessment. 2017 – 2020. £1,266,573. (Under review)
  • 2017: Hampshire, K., Castelli, M., Kasim. A., Albert, A., Mariwah, S., Robson, E., Kassahun, A. and Shkedy, Z. Building an evidence base to support and enhance community health workers’ (informal) use of mobile phones in Ghana, Malawi and Ethiopia. Medical Research Council (MRC). 2017- 2019. £198,013.
  • 2017: Kasim, A., Maier, R. and Hancock, H. In Clinic Evaluation of Noctura 400 Sleep Mask. South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 2017. £59,000. (Consultancy)
  • 2017: Pollard, T., Guell, C., Atkinson, S., Kasim, A. and Audrey, S. Why women walk: Explaining variation across the life-course in women's everyday walking. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). 2017 – 2019. £ 559,894. (Under review)
  • 2016: Akowuah, E., Hancock, H., Maier, R., Kasim, A., Zacharias, J., Deshpande, R., Birdi, I., Livesey, S., Stewart, M., Murphy, G., Vale, L. Multicentre randomised controlled trial of minimally invasive thoracoscopically-guided right minithoracotomy versus conventional sternotomy for mitral valve repair, NIHR Health Technology Assessment, 2016-2021. £1,513,690.
  • 2016: Standard Deviation as an Outcome of Interventions: A Methodological Investigation (£2809.00 from Education Endowment Foundation)
  • 2016: Tymms, P. and Kasim, A. Standard Deviation as an Outcome of Interventions: A Methodological Investigation. Education Endowment Foundation, 2016-2017. £6,411
  • 2016: UK Mini-Mitral (£481971.00 from NIHR)
  • 2015: Big Local Project - Phase 2 (£7851.00 from NIHR)
  • 2015: Development of the Teaching and Learning Toolkit and NPD Analysis and Data Archive Support (£36152.00 from Education Endowment Foundation)
  • 2015: Higgins, S. and Kasim, A. Development of the teaching and learning toolkit, analysis of National Pupil Database (NPD) and data archive support. Education Endowment Foundation, 2015-2018. £489,407.
  • 2015: Kasim, A. Meta-analysis of repeated diagnostic tests. Zoetis, Zaventem, Belgium, 2015. £15,600. (Consultancy)
  • 2015: Kasim, A. Randomisation project. Education Endowment Foundation, UK. 2015. £8,000. (Consultancy)
  • 2015: Torgerson, C., Torgerson, D., Ainsworth, H., Hewitt, C., Kasim, A., Kokotsaki, D. and Mitchell, N. Calderdale II: Improving writing quality using self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) and memorable experiences. Education Endowment Foundation, 2015-2018. £228,806.
  • 2014: Akowuah E, Hancock HC, Maier R, Kasim A, Goodwin A, Owens WAO, Murphy G, Mason JM. Manubrium-limited ministernotomy versus conventional sternotomy for aortic valve replacement: A randomised controlled trial (MAVRIC). NIHR RfPB. 2014-2018. £337,000
  • 2014: Calderdale 2 (£2879.00 from Education Endowment Foundation)
  • 2014: Community pharmacy interventions around alcohol misuse, smoking cessation and weight management (£122262.63 from NIHR)
  • 2014: Kasim, A. Bayesian evaluation of open cows. Zoetis, Zaventem, Belgium, 2014. £13,000. (Consultancy)
  • 2013: Summerbell C, Todd A, Husband A, Bambra C, Kasim A, Moore H, and Sniehotta F. Community Pharmacy interventions for public health priorities: A systematic review of community pharmacy delivered smoking, alcohol and weight management interventions. NIHR Public Health Research 2013-2014. £138,494
  • 2013: Tiffin, P., Finn, G., Beckmann, J., McLachlan, J., Kasim, A., Webster, L. and Mawn, L. Increasing research capacity in the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). UKCAT Board, 2013-2017. £180,000.
  • 2012: Booth, M. and Kasim, A. Evaluating Gateshead community engagement projects. Gateshead Primary Care Trust, 2012. £8,545.
  • 2012: Evaluation of the Norfolk Council Rapid Phonics Project (£3710.00 from Education Endowment Foundation)
  • 2012: Evaluation of the Real Action Butterfly Project (£2983.00 from Education Endowment Foundation)
  • 2012: QSTAR Project (£50673.27 from Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V.)
  • 2012: SHINE (£2416.00 from Education Endowment Foundation)
  • 2011: Arnott, B., Tiffin, P. and Kasim, A. Behavioural activation in obese and depressed youth. Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC), 2011. £25,000.