Oladayo Bifarin

Nursing and Allied Health

Oladayo is a Clinical academic- Registered Nurse (Mental Health), Research & Effectiveness Lead at Mersey Care NHS FT, Liverpool, and a Senior Lecturer (Mental Health Nursing). He holds an interest in the process of professional socialisation in nursing and nurse education.

Oladayo is an applied health researcher with keen interests in examining Mental Health Care pathways across the lifespan, with a specific focus on understanding the influence of culture on caregiving process and reducing health inequalities. Oladayo is passionate about increasing research capability and capacity for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals (NMAHPs), enabling knowledge mobilisation from clinical practice to clinical development and research implementation.

He teaches on pre- and post-registration nursing modules such as Evidence Based Practice and contributes to teaching on ethics, clinical governance, social gerontology and Qualitative research paradigm and methods.


At a doctoral level, he has expertise in qualitative research, with a specific focus on approaches underpinned by realist, contextualist and radical constructionist epistemological frameworks. He is a member of INTEDEM academy, a taskforce examining inequalities in Dementia Care across Europe and a member of Global Mental Health Cultural Psychiatry (Multi-morbidity) group. At the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford, he bagged his doctorate study where he explored intersections between culture, sociodemographic change, and family caregiving, pertaining to care provision for older relatives living with long-term health conditions in mainland China.

Degrees

University of Bradford, United Kingdom, PhD
Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, Msc
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, Bsc

Certifications

2020, University of Bradford, United Kingdom, Dementia Care Mapping for Realising Person Centred Care

Academic appointments

Visiting Fellow, The Geller Institute of Ageing & Memory, University of West London, 2023 - 2026
Senior Lecturer (Mental Health Nursing), Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present

Journal article

Ogunwale A, Fadipe B, Bifarin O. 2023. Indigenous mental healthcare and human rights abuses in Nigeria: The role of cultural syntonicity and stigmatization Frontiers in Public Health, 11 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bifarin O, Kamil-Thomas Z. 2023. Understanding the influence of culture on caregiving process for people affected by dementia: an urgent call to end exclusion in mental health service delivery in the United Kingdom International Psychogeriatrics, :1-7 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bifarin O, Quinn C, Breen L, Yu L, Oyebode J. 2023. Exploration of meaning, motivation, and preparedness to care amongst the One‐Child Policy generation in China International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bifarin O, Quinn C, Breen L, Zhang B, Oyebode J. 2022. Intersections between the culture of Xiao (孝) and caring for older relatives in China: perspectives of United Kingdom-based Chinese students on future care for their parents Ageing and Society, :1-21 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Bifarin O, Stonehouse D. 2022. Beneficence and non-maleficence: collaborative practice and harm mitigation British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 16 :70-74 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Bifarin O, Stonehouse D. 2022. Justice: what is it and how can you ensure your patients receive it? British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 16 :12-16 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Bifarin O, Stonehouse D. 2021. Autonomy and capacity: the ethical and legal considerations British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 15 :545-549 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Bifarin O, Felton A, Prince Z. 2021. Defensive practices in mental health nursing: Professionalism and poignant tensions International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 31 :743-751 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bifarin O, Quinn C, Breen L, Wu C, Ke M, Yu L, Oyebode J. 2021. Stressors and coping mechanisms of family care-givers of older relatives living with long-term conditions in mainland China: a scoping review of the evidence Ageing and Society, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bifarin O, Stonehouse D. 2017. Clinical supervision: an important part of every nurse's practice. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 26 :331-335 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Bifarin O, Stonehouse D. Moral distress: recognition and prevention for the support worker British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 10 :546-549 DOI Publisher Url

Bifarin O. Professional socialisation: The art in mental health nursing practice British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 5 :228-231 DOI Publisher Url

Bifarin OO. Reinforced therapeutic alliance: The way forward in nursing practice British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 6 :95-100 DOI Publisher Url

Bifarin OO, Jones S. Embedding recovery-based approaches into mental health nurse training British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 7 :234-240 DOI Publisher Url

Bifarin O, Oliver E, Oyebode J, Yu L. Supporting family caregivers to care for parents living with dementia: experience shared from United Kingdom on specialized dementia care. Chinese Nursing Management, 20 DOI

Design

Bifarin O. 2022. PhD (Findings) animation video- Supporting family caregivers of older relatives living with long term health conditions in mainland China Author Url

Poster

Bifarin O, Quinn C, Breen L, Yu L, Oyebode J. 2022. Filial discrepancy: an exploration of meaning, motivation, and preparedness to care amongst offspring affected by One-Child Policy (OCP) The 35th Global Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International Public Url

Other

Bifarin O. 2019. Tripping into China – Visiting the School of Nursing, China Medical University, Shenyang Author Url

Bifarin O. Tripping into China: findings emerging on caring for older relatives Author Url

Media Coverage:

Mental Health Research for Innovation Centre (M-RIC) 2024

Mersey Care NHS FT 2023

Award:

Research Achievement Award, Mersey Care NHS FT, https://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/star-awards. 2024

Best Poster Award, 4th Liverpool Dementia & Ageing Research Forum Conference 2022. 2022

External collaboration:

https://globalmentalhealthculturalpsychiatry.com/multimorbidity/, Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning (PILL), Prof. Nusrat Husain ; Dr. Amy Blakemore;. 2024

https://interdem.org/?page_id=7329, INTERDEM- Inequalities in Dementia Care Taskforce, Dr Clarissa Giebel (University of Liverpool & NIHR ARC NWC, UK). 2022

https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/nusrat.husain.html, The University of Manchester and Mersey Care NHS FT, Professor Nusrat Husain. 2022

https://www.bradford.ac.uk/postgraduate/profiles/oladayo-bifarin/, China Medical University, Shenyang, Professor Liu Yu. 2019

Research Grants Awarded:

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast, Researching patient safety in a healthcare system: a project to enhance understanding of patient safety processes across a complex system and to develop a mixed methods approach to empirically characterise the complex system., Dr Alexander Challinor (PI); Prof Rajan Nathan; Dr Kathryn Berzins; David Woods; Dr Pooja Saini; Professor Nusrat Husain; Dr Panchu Xavier; Dr Oladayo Bifarin; Dr Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae, Grant value (£): 14456. 2023

Liverpool John Moores Univeristy - Faculty Research Development fund, Equity in Mental Health care and support for Muslims from minoritised ethnic communities in Liverpool., Zalihe Kamil-Thomas, Grant value (£): 5000, Duration of research project: 3 months. 2023

Conference presentation:

Exploration of meaning, motivation, and preparedness to care amongst the one-child policy generation in China, British Society of Gerontology 52nd Annual Conference 2023, University of East Anglia (UEA), Oral presentation. 2023

Filial discrepancy: the exploration of meaning, motivation, and preparedness to care among the One-Chid Policy, 35th Global Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International, London, Poster presentation. 2022

Stressors and coping strategy of community family carers of older relatives living with long - term health conditions in mainland China, British Society of Gerontology 2021, Lancaster University, Oral presentation. 2021

Sustaining Transitions into Ageing - Intersections between the Chinese culture and older people caregiving- Perspective of Generation Z & Millennials, British Society of Gerontology conference, 2020., University of West England (UWE), Symposium - cancelled due to COVID-19. Abstract in print. 2020

Supporting Carers in Chinese Workforce, University of Bradford School of Allied Health & Midwifery Virtual Conference-, University of Bradford, Poster presentation. 2020

Membership of professional bodies:

Registered Nurse (Mental Health), Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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