Ayodeji Matuluko

Ayodeji Matuluko
Ayodeji tells us about her background in pharmacy and about the new skills she is picking up in her current role as a Research Fellow


Tell us about your role at HSRU

I joined HSRU in 2023 as a Research Fellow with the Trial Methods team. As part of my role, I conduct process evaluations of some ongoing clinical trials, as well as support other aspects of trial methodology research, particularly related to improving trial participation. 

Tell us a bit about your background and what you do now

My first degree is in pharmacy, which I am licensed to practise in my home country, Nigeria. After some work experience in hospital and in a public health non-governmental organisation, I completed a MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, International Practice and Policy at University College London. More recently, in 2023 I successfully defended my PhD at Glasgow Caledonian University. My PhD research focused on the collaborative development and evaluation of an implementation strategy to improve the review of intravenous antibiotics in Scottish acute care hospitals.

I have more or less transitioned from a career as a frontline pharmacist, to conducting multidisciplinary health research at PhD level and now as a Research Fellow with HSRU.

How do you usually start your day?

I juggle preparing for work, with making breakfast (or I buy some when I get to the campus) and preparing my packed lunch, before I then head to the office.

What is your favourite thing about your job?

It has to be learning something new about clinical trials every day. Applying skills I gained from my PhD has also made me appreciate more the value of transferable skills. I have had the opportunity to apply my unique skills to a different field, while also picking up new skills.

How do you relax outside of work?

I like to watch movies and I sing in my church choir currently.

What was the last book you read?

I have not read as much as I planned to this year, but the last book I read (still reading actually, but took a brief break) is ‘A Spell of Good Things’ by the author Ayobami Adebayo.