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Dr Emmanuel Adewuyi

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Staff Member Details
Mobile: 0420 676 585
Email: e.adewuyi@ecu.edu.au
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4533-0340

Dr Emmanuel Adewuyi is an NHMRC Emerging Leaders Fellow in the Centre for Precision Health, Edith Cowan University. His research focuses on exploring the role of genetics in the risk of Alzheimer's disease and comorbidities. A Global (Distinguished) Talent and Australia Awards Alumnus, Emmanuel is a dedicated researcher, passionate about making a difference and committed to giving his best.

Background

Emmanuel has broad and well-developed skills in biomedical and health sciences. For many years, he worked as a public health-oriented hospital pharmacist, gaining extensive experience across various public health and pharmacy practice domains. Emmanuel holds a PhD in statistical genetics and genomic epidemiology. He also earned a Master of Public Health degree (MPH, With Distinction), specialising in applied epidemiology and biostatistics from Curtin University, on the prestigious Australia Awards scholarship. Recognising his outstanding performance in the MPH program, Emmanuel won the inaugural Professor Colin Binns Award, sponsored by the Curtin School of Public Health and the Public Health Association of Australia, exemplifying excellence in science, compassion, and education.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2022: The Conversation, Highly Commended Research Media Campaign Award. Recognition of my publication's far-reaching media publicity and international interest.
  • 2020: Distinguished Global Talent visa grant. A streamlined visa program for attracting the “best and brightest global talents” for permanent residency in Australia
  • 2020: Editorial Board Membership. I am an Associate Editor for BMC series of Journals (BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
  • 2018: Publons Peer Review Awards 2018, for placing in the top one percent (1%) of reviewers—a recognition of my demonstrated outstanding commitment to scholarly peer review in 2018
  • 2018: Top-up Scholarship,Professor Dale Nyholt, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
  • 2017: Queensland University of Technology Postgraduate Research Awards
  • 2017: Queensland University of Technology Higher Degree by Research Tuition Fee Sponsorship
  • 2017: Professor Colin Binns Award – School of Public Health, Curtin University, and the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) – in recognition of high achievement in the Master of Public Health program, 2016, at Curtin University—'Science, Compassion and Education’
  • 2016: Award with Distinction (MPH), Curtin University, Australia, in recognition of an outstanding performance in the Master of Public Health Program at Curtin University
  • 2014 - 2016: Head of School Commendation Letters:On a semester basis (from 2014 to 2016), I received letters of commendation from the School of Public Health, Curtin University, Australia in recognition of my outstanding performance in the Master of Public Program
  • 2014: Award with Distinction (P/GradDip), Curtin University, Australia, in recognition of an outstanding performance in the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Program at Curtin University
  • 2013: Australia Awards,a fully funded scholarship award for a postgraduate study in Australia
  • 2009: Honours Award, Enugu State Government, Nigeria in recognition of an outstanding contribution to community development program in Enugu State, Nigeria
  • 2009: Honours Award, Awgu Local Council, Nigeria, in recognition of contributions to community development services in Awgu Local Council, Nigeria
  • 2009: Merit Award, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Nigeria, in recognition of a meritorious national service and contribution to community development services
  • 2007: Honours Award, Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students (PANS), University of Jos, Nigeria.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Statistical genetics
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Neuroscience
  • Complex traits
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Professional Associations

  • 2020: American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
  • 2020: Human Genomic Organisation (HUGO, an international genomic organisation)
  • 2107 to date: Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)
  • 2007 to date: Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, 2021.
  • Master of Public Health with Distinction, Curtin University of Technology, 2016.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health with Distinction, Curtin University of Technology, 2015.
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, 2014.
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, Nigeria, 2007.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Adewuyi, E., Porter, T., O'Brien, E., Olaniru, O., Verdile, G., Laws, S. (2024). Genome-wide cross-disease analyses highlight causality and shared biological pathways of type 2 diabetes with gastrointestinal disorders. Communications Biology, 7(1), Article number 643. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-024-06333-z.
  • Adewuyi, E., Auta, A., Adewuyi, M., Philip, A., Olutuase, V., Zhao, Y., Khanal, V. (2024). Antenatal care utilisation and receipt of its components in Nigeria: Assessing disparities between rural and urban areas—A nationwide population-based study. PLoS One, 19(7), 27 pages. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0307316.

Journal Articles

  • Adewuyi, E., O'Brien, E., Porter, T., Laws, S. (2022). Relationship of Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease with Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders: A Large-Scale Genetic Overlap and Mendelian Randomisation Analysis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23(24), Article number 16199. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms232416199.
  • Olutuase, V., Iwu-Jaja, C., Akuoko,, C., Adewuyi, E., Khanal , V. (2022). Medicines and vaccines supply chains challenges in Nigeria: a scoping review. BMC Public Health, 22(1), Article number 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12361-9.
  • Adewuyi, E., Mehta, D., Nyholt, D. (2022). Genetic overlap analysis of endometriosis and asthma identifies shared loci implicating sex hormones and thyroid signalling pathways. Human Reproduction, 37(2), 366-383. https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab254.
  • Akosile, W., Adewuyi, E. (2022). Genetic correlation and causality assessment between post-traumatic stress disorder and coronary artery disease-related traits. Gene, 842(30 October 2022), Article Number 146802. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2022.146802.
  • Adewuyi, E., O'Brien, E., Nyholt, D., Porter, T., Laws, S. (2022). A large-scale genome-wide cross-trait analysis reveals shared genetic architecture between Alzheimer’s disease and gastrointestinal tract disorders. Communications Biology, 5(1), article number 691. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-022-03607-2.

Journal Articles

  • Adewuyi, E., Mehta, D., Sapkota, Y., Auta, A., Yoshihara, K., Nyegaard, M., Griffiths, L., Montgomery, G., Chasman, D., Nyholt, D. (2021). Genetic analysis of endometriosis and depression identifies shared loci and implicates causal links with gastric mucosa abnormality. Human Genetics, 140(3), 529-552. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00439-020-02223-6.

Journal Articles

  • Adewuyi, E., Sapkota, Y., Auta, A., Yoshihara, K., Nyegaard, M., Griffiths, L., Montgomery, G., Chasman, D., Nyholt, D. (2020). Shared molecular genetic mechanisms underlie endometriosis and migraine comorbidity. Genes, 11(3), Article number 268. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes11030268.
  • Adewuyi, E., Auta, A. (2020). Medical injection and access to sterile injection equipment in low- And middle-income countries: A meta-analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys (2010–2017). International Health, 12(5), 388-394. https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihz113.

Journal Articles

  • Adewuyi, E., Khanal, V., Zhao, Y., David, L., Bamidele, O., Auta, A. (2019). Home childbirth among young mothers aged 15-24 years in Nigeria: A national population-based cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 9(9), Article Number e025494. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025494.
  • Auta, A., Hadi, M., Oga, E., Adewuyi, E., Abdu-Aguye, S., Adeloye, D., Strickland-Hodge, B., Morgan, D. (2019). Global access to antibiotics without prescription in community pharmacies: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Infection, 78(1), 8-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2018.07.001.
  • Adewuyi, E., Auta, A., Khanal, V., Tapshak, S., Zhao, Y. (2019). Cesarean delivery in Nigeria: Prevalence and associated factors -a population-based cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 9(6), Article Number e027273. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027273.
  • Auta, A., Ogbonna, B., Adewuyi, E., Adeloye, D., Strickland-Hodge, B. (2019). Prevalence and factors associated with the use of antibiotics in non-bloody diarrhoea in children under 5 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 104(6), 518-521. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2017-314228.

Journal Articles

  • Adewuyi, E., Auta, A., Khanal, V., Bamidele, O., Akuoko, C., Adefemi, K., Tapshak, S., Zhao, Y. (2018). Prevalence and factors associated with underutilization of antenatal care services in Nigeria: A comparative study of rural and urban residences based on the 2013 Nigeria demographic and health survey. PLoS One, 13(5), Article Number e0197324. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197324.
  • Auta, A., Adewuyi, E., Tor-Anyiin, A., Edor, J., Kureh, G., Khanal, V., Oga, E., Adeloye, D. (2018). Global prevalence of percutaneous injuries among healthcare workers: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology, 47(6), 1972-1980. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyy208.
  • Auta, A., Adewuyi, E., Kureh, G., Onoviran, N., Adeloye, D. (2018). Hepatitis B vaccination coverage among health-care workers in Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine, 36(32), 4851-4860. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.06.043.

Journal Articles

  • Adewuyi, E., Zhao, Y., Lamichhane, R. (2017). Risk factors for infant mortality in rural and urban Nigeria: Evidence from the national household survey. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 45(5), 543-554. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494817696599.
  • Auta, A., Adewuyi, E., Tor-Anyiin, A., Aziz, D., Ogbole, E., Ogbonna, B., Adeloye, D. (2017). Health-care workers’ occupational exposures to body fluids in 21 countries in Africa: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 95(12), 831-841 and 841A-841F. https://doi.org/10.2471/BLT.17.195735.
  • Adewuyi, E., Zhao, Y., Khanal, V., Auta, A., Babatunde-Bulndi, L. (2017). Rural-urban differences on the rates and factors associated with early initiation of breastfeeding in Nigeria: Further analysis of the Nigeria demographic and health survey, 2013. International Breastfeeding Journal, 12(1), Article Number 51. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-017-0141-x.
  • Lamichhane, R., Zhao, Y., Paudel, S., Adewuyi, E. (2017). Factors associated with infant mortality in Nepal: A comparative analysis of Nepal demographic and health surveys (NDHS) 2006 and 2011. BMC Public Health, 17(1), Article Number 53. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3922-z.
  • Adewuyi, E., Zhao, Y. (2017). Determinants of neonatal mortality in rural and urban Nigeria: Evidence from a population-based national survey. Pediatrics International, 59(2), 190-200. https://doi.org/10.1111/ped.13086.
  • Adewuyi, E., Zhao, Y., Auta, A., Lamichhane, R. (2017). Prevalence and factors associated with non-utilization of healthcare facility for childbirth in rural and urban Nigeria: Analysis of a national population-based survey. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 45(6), 675-682. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494817705562.

Journal Articles

  • Adewuyi, E., Adefemi, K. (2016). Breastfeeding in Nigeria: a systematic review. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, 3(2), 385-396. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20160421.
  • Adewuyi, E., Adefemi, K. (2016). Behavior Change Communication Using Social Media: A Review. The International Journal of Communication and Health, 2016(9), 109-116.
  • Adewuyi, E., Zhao, Y., Lamichhane, R. (2016). Socioeconomic, bio-demographic and health/behavioral determinants of neonatal mortality in Nigeria: a multilevel analysis of 2013 demographic and health survey. International Jounral of Contemporary Pediatrics, 3(2), 311-323. https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20160499.
  • Adewuyi, E., Adefemi, K. (2016). Climate change and malaria control: the importance of mitigation and a call to action. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, 3(4), 770-775. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20160911.

Research Projects

  • Characterising the biological mechanisms of dementia via genetic dissection of comorbidities, National Health and Medical Research Council, Investigator Grants (2023), 2024 ‑ 2028, $1,192,483.
  • Genetic study of Alzheimer's disease, mechanisms and comorbidities, Department of Health WA, WA Near-miss Awards: Emerging Leaders Program, 2023 ‑ 2024, $100,000.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Assessing the genetic relationship between Alzheimer's disease and inflammatory and autoimmune-related traits to identify potential drug targets.
  • Master of Medical and Health Science by Research, Investigating the genetic relationship between Alzheimer's disease and physical activity.
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