Dr Adaku Agwunobi is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. She is also an Early Career Research Fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School (University of Oxford) as well as a Research Associate at Wadham College. Dr Agwunobi was the first Black doctoral researcher to obtain a PhD at Loughborough University London, where her PhD focused on Entrepreneurial Health and Wellbeing in the Digital Economy, using Intersectionality as a Theoretical Lens where she highlighted hypertension as a focus area for entrepreneurs. She has two Masters degrees: an MSc Health Economics and MSc Marketing (with Distinction). Additionally, her first degree was BSc Economics. She is a highly motivated individual with 4 degrees and a diverse background in technology, digital economy, fashion, music and health economics.
Adaku did her first Postdoc at the University of Oxford within the Department of Engineering Science, working on orthopaedic clinical tooling to improve quality of life. In this postdoc, she explored and built skills on biomedical engineering, 3D printing, microscopy analysis, medtech devices and more. Dr Agwunobi's current Postdoc project focuses on Hypertension (SHIP study) and Structured Medication Reviews (OSCAR study) with the Primary Care Health Sciences department at Oxford. In addition to her academic research, Adaku is an advocate for mental health and creative arts, she is driven by SDG3 (good health and wellbeing). She is passionate about exploring tech from all angles and recognises the importance of diversity especially through an intersectional lens as a Black woman in academia.