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Orouba is a Statistician interested in cancer research. In her PhD, Orouba is studying the association between iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) and gastrointestinal cancer (GI).

In her PhD study, Orouba is identifying sub-groups of IDA patients who are at increased/lower risk of GI. Identifying such sub-groups of IDA patients might lead to changes in clinical practice; so for instance, IDA patients who are at minimal risk of GI, may not need to have invasive investigations done. One of the outcomes of Orouba PhD study is to develop an app which would help healthcare professionals to make clinical decisions that relate to the future management of iron deficient patients. The digital application could be used by any IDA clinic, to predict the gastrointestinal cancers risk based on a small number of predictors (age, gender, Hb, MCV, Ferritin, and transferrin saturation).

Orouba also is interested in the preparation, linkage, and analysis of big data. And in the development of risk prediction applications...


Journal Articles

  • Stroud, C., Almilaji, O., Nicholas, D., Kirkham, S., Surgenor, S.L., Williams, I. and Snook, J., 2019. Evolving patterns in the presentation of coeliac disease over the last 25 years. Frontline Gastroenterology.
  • Bennett, K.H., Almilaji, O. et al., 2003. A broker architecture for integrating data using a web services environment. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 2910, 409-422.


  • Khaled, K., Almilaji, O., Köppen, M., Hundley, V. and Tsofliou, F., 2019. The association between a priori and a posterior dietary patterns with perceived stress in women of childbearing age. In: The 13th Federation of European Nutrition Societies FENS European Nutrition Conference 2019: Malnutrition in an Obese World: European Perspectives 15-18 October 2019 Conventional Center Dublin.
  • Almilaji, O., 2019. Predicting the risk of gastro-intestinal cancer in iron deficiency anaemia. In: BSG2019 17-20 June 2019 Glasgow. BMJ.


  • MSc in Statistics (School of Mathematics and Statistics, UCD, Dublin, Ireland, 2017)
  • MSc in Computation (Department of Computation, UMIST, Manchester, UK, 2002)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics and Computing (Statistics Department, Aleppo University, Aleppo, Syria, 1999)
  • BSc (Hons) First Class in Statistics Department (Aleppo University, Aleppo, Syria, 1997)


  • Basel Al-Assad Award for Academic Excellence, First Rank Graduate. (Ministry of Higher Education - Syria, 1997)


  • British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), Member (2019-),
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA), Associate Fellow (AFHEA) (2019-),
  • Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD), Member,
  • Royal Statistics Society (RSS), Graduate Statistician (GradStat) fellow,
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