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Bolaji Aregbeshola

Bolaji Aregbeshola

Research Interests

  • To understand the influence of environmental factors on tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption in priority populations such as vocational education students, people living in remote and very remote areas, and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
  • To design health behaviour interventions for smoking cessation and reduction in risky alcohol consumption among priority populations.

Why did you get into research?

I got into research to be able to find solutions to contemporary health problems in priority populations. I am also passionate about contributing to knowledge in the field of public health and behavioral sciences.

What would be the ultimate goal for your research?

My goal is to see my research contribute to the development of effective policies, improvement in health of the population and advancement of society.


Bolaji Samson Aregbeshola is a PhD Candidate in Public Health & Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, Australia. His research interests are in health behavior, tobacco control, alcohol control, chronic disease prevention, impact evaluation, health policy, health care financing, health insurance, health systems, health economics, health management, access to care, quality of health care, economic evaluation, infectious diseases, maternal and child health, mixed methods, econometric analysis and randomized controlled trials.

His doctoral research focuses on the impact of vocation and workplace on tobacco and alcohol use.

Prior to joining the School of Medicine and Public Health, Bolaji was an independent public health researcher in Nigeria. He also previously worked as a health care representative in the pharmaceutical industry in Nigeria for seven years. He holds a Master of Science degree in Public Health as well as Bachelor of Science (Education) degree in Biology from the University of Lagos.

Future Focus

My future focus is to conduct timely research that contribute to our understanding of contemporary and emerging public health issues.

Specialised/Technical Skills

  • Tobacco and alcohol control
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Health Behaviour
  • Health Promotion
  • Mixed methods
  • Econometric analysis
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Health Economist


  • Hunter New England Population Health
  • HMRI
  • PRC Health Behaviour
  • School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle