Dr Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas


Associate Professor
of Maternal and Newborn Health


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

I am a physician, public health practitioner, and global maternal and newborn health researcher having completed my medical training at the Lagos State University, Nigeria and post-graduate degrees at University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, Ecole des Hautes Etude en Santé Publique, Rennes, France, and Institut d'Études Politiques (Sciences Po), Rennes, France. I subsequently completed my doctoral training at the Univerpool of Liverppol/Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

I joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in January 2023 as Associate Professor in Maternal and Newborn Health after previously holding the same role at the University of Greenwich. I am also Visiting Professor on the Erasmus Mundus Europubhealth programme, Visiting Research Fellow at the LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, Principal Researcher at the Senghor Chair in Health and Development in sub-Saharan Africa, University of Ottawa, Canada, and Health Systems Research Lead at the Maternal and Reproductive Health Research Collective, Lagos, Nigeria. I am an editorial board member of PLOS Global Public Health, Reproductive Health, and BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.


Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)


I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and contribute to teaching on maternal and perinatal Health across the School, at masters and PhD levels.


The main focus of my research has been on maternal health, especially as it relates to women living in Africa, and particulalry vulnerable women such refugees and black and ethnic minorities living in North America and Europe. Specifically, my research has mostly explored issues on and strategies to optimise cost and cost-effectiveness, geographical access, and quality of maternal and newborn health care for these women.

Currently, I am Principal Investigator for the Google funded 'On Tackling In-transit delays for Mothers in Emergency' (OnTIME) project and co-investigator on the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation funded Implementation Science project for intravenous versus oral iron for iron deficiency anaemia in pregnant Nigerian women (IVON-IS) and post-partum women (IVON-PP).

I am interested in supervising research degree students working on various aspects of maternal and newborn health.

Research Area
Pregnancy outcomes
Clinical guidelines
Complex interventions
Economic evaluation
Health care financing
Health care policy
Health impact analysis
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Health policy
Health promotion
Health systems
Maternal health
Public health
Systematic reviews
Adolescent health
Health workers
Capacity strengthening
Electronic health records
Evidence use
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Global Health
Health services
Impact evaluation
Mixed methods
Mobile technologies
Neonatal health
Implementation research
Randomised controlled trials
Reproductive health
Spatial analysis
Health economics
GIS/Spatial analysis
Operational research
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Caribbean small states
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Least developed countries: UN classification
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Editorial: Social inequality and equity in community actions for health
Balogun M; Banke-Thomas A; Galvin S; Boateng GO
Frontiers in public health
A continuous quality improvement strategy to strengthen screening practices and facilitate the routine use of intravenous iron for treating anaemia in pregnant and postpartum women in Nigeria: a study protocol.
Eboreime E; Banke-Thomas A; Obi-Jeff C; Adelabu Y; Balogun M; Aiyenigba AA; Oluwole EO; Akinajo OR; Afolabi BB
Implementation science communications
Contraceptive use and fertility control in rural and urban communities of Lagos Nigeria.
Wright KO; Akinyinka MR; Fagbemi T; Aderibigbe A; Banke-Thomas A; Wusu O
The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal
Use of motorised transport and pathways to childbirth care in health facilities: Evidence from the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey.
Avoka CK-O; Banke-Thomas A; Beňová L; Radovich E; Campbell OMR
PLOS Global Public Health
Engaging stakeholders to identify gaps and develop strategies to inform evidence use for health policymaking in Nigeria.
Eboreime E; Ogwa O; Nnabude R; Aluka-Omitiran K; Banke-Thomas A; Orji N; Eluwa A; Ezeokoli A; Rotimi A; Eze LU
The Pan African medical journal
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