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Biography

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...

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Journal Articles

  • Almilaji, O., 2021. Modelling the episodes of care for IDA patients in a secondary-care centre using continuous-time multistate Markov chain. SJG (in press).
  • Almilaji, O., Parry, S., Docherty, S. and Snook, J., 2021. Colorectal cancer and the blood loss paradox, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/flgastro-2021-101959. Frontline Gastroenterology.
  • Almilaji, O., Parry, S.D., Docherty, S. and Snook, J., 2021. Evidence for improved prognosis of colorectal cancer diagnosed following the detection of iron deficiency anaemia. Scientific Reports, 11 (13055).
  • Almilaji, O., 2021. Air recirculation role in the spread of covid-19 onboard the diamond princess cruise ship during a quarantine period. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 21 (4).
  • Sheehan, K.J., Goubar, A., Almilaji, O., Martin, F.C., Potter, C., Jones, G.D., Sackley, C. and Ayis, S., 2021. Discharge after hip fracture surgery by mobilisation timing: Secondary analysis of the UK National Hip Fracture Database. Age and Ageing, 50 (2), 415-422.
  • Khaled, K., Hundley, V., Almilaji, O., Koeppen, M. and Tsofliou, F., 2020. A priori and a posteriori dietary patterns in women of childbearing age in the uk. Nutrients, 12 (10), 1-17.
  • Khaled, K., Tsofliou, F., Hundley, V., Helmreich, R. and Almilaji, O., 2020. Perceived stress and diet quality in women of reproductive age: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrition Journal, 19 (1).
  • Almilaji, O., Smith, C., Surgenor, S., Clegg, A., Williams, E., Thomas, P. and Snook, J., 2020. Refinement and validation of the IDIOM score for predicting the risk of gastrointestinal cancer in iron deficiency anaemia. BMJ Open Gastroenterology, 7 (1).
  • Stone, H., Almilaji, O., John, C., Smith, C., Surgenor, S.L., Ayres, L., Williams, E.J. and Snook, J., 2020. The dedicated iron deficiency anaemia clinic: A 15-year experience. Frontline Gastroenterology.
  • 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.

Conferences

  • Almilaji, O., 2021. The development of a clinical decision-support web-based tool for predicting the risk of gastrointestinal cancer in iron deficiency anaemia; the IDIOM App. In: TechConnet Europe Innovation Conference & Expo 15-17 November 2021 Malmo Sweden.
  • Almilaji, O., Docherty, S. and Snook, J., 2021. Modelling the episodes of care for IDA patients in a secondary-care centre using continuous-time multistate Markov chain. In: NCRI Festival: Making cancer research better together 8-12 November 2021 Virtual.
  • Almilaji, O., 2021. Modelling the Episodes of Care for IDA Patients in a Secondary Care Centre Using Continuous-Time Multistate Markov Chain (Presidential Poster Award). In: ACG Annual Scientific Meeting 22-27 October 2021 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV, USA.. The American Journal of Gastroenterology.
  • Goubar, A., Almilaji, O., Martin, F.C., Potter, C., Jones, G.D., Sackley, C., Ayis, S. and Sheehan, K.J., 2021. DISCHARGE AFTER HIP FRACTURE SURGERY BY MOBILISATION TIMING: SECONDARY ANALYSIS OF THE UK NATIONAL HIP FRACTURE DATABASE. AGE AND AGEING, 50.
  • Almilaji, O., Parry, S., Thomas, P. and Snook, J., 2021. Downstaging of right-sided colorectal cancer diagnosed through iron deficiency anaemia. In: BSG Campus 21-29 January 2021 online. Gut 2021;70:A190.
  • Almilaji, O., Engen, V., Thomas, P. and Snook, J., 2021. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WEB-BASED APPLICATION TO PREDICT THE RISK OF GI CANCER IN IDA. GUT, 70, A37-A38.
  • Maclean, D., Almilaji, O., Jones, P., Shawyer, A. and Bent, C., 2020. Lesion Location does not affect survival in T1a Renal Cell Cancer after Radiofrequency ablation (Winner Poster, ID 215 SP002376). In: BSIR 1-3 December 2020 online.
  • Almilaji, O., Webb, G., Chapman, T.P., Williams, E.J., Shine, B.S.F., Ellis, A.J., Docherty, S. and Snook, J., 2020. Internal and External validation of the IDIOM score for predicting the risk of gastro-intestinal malignancy in iron deficiency anaemia. In: NCRI Cancer Conference 2-3 November 2020 online.
  • Royal Osteoporosis Society, Osteoporosis Online Conference December 1(st) 2020: Abstracts. THERAPEUTIC ADVANCES IN MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASE, 12, 1-63.
  • Goubar, A., Almilaji, O., Martin, F.C., Potter, C., Jones, G.D., Sackley, C., Ayis, S. and Sheehan, K.J., 2020. DISCHARGE AFTER HIP FRACTURE SURGERY BY MOBILISATION TIMING: SECONDARY ANALYSIS OF THE UK NATIONAL HIP FRACTURE DATABASE (Scientific Presentation - [Presidents Round ]). In: BGS Autumn meeting 25-27 November 2020 online.
  • Almilaji, O., Webb, G., Chapman, T.P., Williams, E.J., Shine, B.S.F., Ellis, A.J., Docherty, S. and Snook, J., 2020. External validation of the IDIOM score for predicting the risk of gastro-intestinal malignancy in iron deficiency anaemia. In: CRUK Early Detection of Cancer 6-8 October 2020 online.
  • Arvanitidou, E.I., Almilaji, O., Wood, J. and Tsofliou, F., 2020. The effectiveness of couples’ lifestyle interventions (Randomised Controlled Trials) on weight change: A systematic review and meta-analysis. In: European and International Congress on Obesity (ecoico2020) 1-4 September 2020 online.
  • Khaled, K., Almilaji, O., Koppen, M., Hundley, V. and Tsofliou, F., 2020. The association between a priori and a posterior dietary patterns with perceived stress in women of childbearing age. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 79 (OCE2), E460.
  • Almilaji, O., Thomas, P. and Snook, J., 2019. PREDICTING THE RISK OF GASTRO-INTESTINAL CANCER IN IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA. GUT, 68, A192.

Internet Publications

Software

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Springer Nature Scientific reports, Anonymous peer review, 14 Jan 2021
  • International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 01 Jan 2021
  • ACM Health, 01 Jan 2021
  • BMJ open Gastroenterology, 01 Jul 2020
  • Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, 03 Feb 2020

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Virtual workshop between Bournemouth University (UK) and Northeastern University (China), Dec 2020
  • COVID 19 seminar series, June 2020, Faculty of Life Science and Medicine, King’s College London
  • FHSS Research Seminar Series Nutrition Department organised for the MSc students, Feb 2020, Bournemouth University
  • Gastrointestinal Departmental Clinical Governance Meeting, Oct 2019, Poole Hospital
  • Transform Healthcare through innovation, Apr 2019, Bournemouth University
  • FHSS Research Seminar Series BUCRU Digital Health, Feb 2019, Bournemouth University
  • Gastrointestinal Departmental Clinical Governance Meeting, Dec 2018, Poole Hospital
  • CoPMRE Visiting Faculty Day, May 2018, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University
  • British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) conference, Jun 2019, Glasgow

Attended Training

  • Essential Guide to Grant Applications (EGGA), Oct 2019, Oxford University
  • NHS data security awareness, Oct 2019, Poole Hospital
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Jan 2019, King’s college London
  • Electronic Patient Records (EPR), Oct 2017, Poole Hospital
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Nov 2017, Poole Hospital
  • Information Governance (IG), Sep 2017, Poole Hospital
  • Writing academy at Highcliff Marriott Hotel, Jan 2019, Bournemouth University
  • Systematic review masterclass, Jan 2018, Bournemouth University.
  • NHS Trust Induction , Nov 2017, Poole Hospital
  • Writing Bootcamp, Jun 2018, Bournemouth University

Qualifications

  • MSc in Statistics (UCD (University College Dublin), School of Mathematics and Statistics, Ireland, 2017)
  • MSc in Computation (UMIST (The University of Manchester), Department of Computation, UK, 2002)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (Aleppo University, Statistics Department, Aleppo, Syria, 1999)
  • Licence in Statistics (Aleppo University, Statistics Department, Aleppo, Syria, 1997)

Honours

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

Memberships

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