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University of Exeter Medical School

 Joel Faronbi

Joel Faronbi

Lecturer in Nursing

 07856 763939



Joel Faronbi is a lecturer at the Academy of Nursing, he holds a doctorate degree in nursing with over twelve years of scholarly activities in the field of ageing. He has contributed significantly to the promotion of wellbeing of older adults and their caregivers including developing tools to promote social interaction and physical activities among the older adults. 


  • RN
  • BNSc
  • MSc
  • PhD

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Research interests

My research interest is in the field of ageing, chronic illness and quality of life.

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Journal articles

Faronbi JO, Awoleye TE, Idowu OA, Olagbegi OM (2024). Association of nutrition, physical activity, and morbidity among older adults. Journal of Public Health (Germany) Abstract.
Mbada C, Afolabi A, Ogundeji IJ, Afolabi TO, Igwe CF, Omileye A, Niyi-Odumosu F, Gebrye T, Faronbi JO, Fatoye F, et al (2023). HSD85 Patterns and Correlates of Physical Activity Among Nigerian Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Value in Health, 26(12).
Olabisi OI, Faronbi J, Adedeji P, Ademuyiwa G, Gambari Y, Lasisi A (2023). Influence of Family and Friends Level of Social Support on Psychological Symptoms Among the Older Adults in Nigeria. SAGE Open Nurs, 9 Abstract.  Author URL.
Mbada C, Ozaveshe AD, Niyi-Odumosu F, Gebrye T, Faronbi JO, Apeagyei P, Lawoe J, Fatoye F (2023). MSR122 Relationship Between 3-Meter Backward Walk Test and Grip Strength Test in Community-Dwelling Young-Older Adults. Value in Health, 26(12).
Mbada C, Ozaveshe A, Ademoyegun A, Niyi-Odumosu F, Akande M, Gebrye T, Faronbi J, Fatoye F (2023). Relationship between 3-Meter Backward Walk Test and grip strength in community-dwelling older adults. Advances in Rehabilitation, 37(3), 52-59. Abstract.
Famakinwa T, Oluwatosin O, Faronbi J, Faremi F, Ogunleye A, Adereti C, Olatubi M (2022). Diabetes knowledge and self-care practices among people living with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a diabetes clinic in Southwestern Nigeria. Journal of Integrative Nursing, 4(4), 239-244. Abstract.
Faronbi JO, Akinlose DA, Agboola B, Mbada CE (2022). Pain Characteristics, Activity Limitation and their Influence on Health-seeking Behaviours of Community-dwelling Older Adults with Osteoarthritis in Nigeria. Annals of African Surgery, 19(1), 41-49. Abstract.
Faronbi JO, Akinyoola OD, Faronbi GO, Ojo FT (2021). Factors contributing to functional dependence among older adults in Ile–Ife, Nigeria. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 14 Abstract.
Faronbi JO, Adebiyi AT, Idowu AO, Faronbi GO, Irinoye OO (2021). Predictors of depressive symptoms and effective coping strategies among open and distance learning nursing students. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 14 Abstract.
Faronbi JO, Ajadi AO, Gobbens RJ (2020). Associations of chronic illnesses and socio-demographic factors with health-related quality of life of older adults in Nigeria: a cross-sectional study. Ghana Medical Journal, 54(3), 164-172. Abstract.
Faronbi JO, Ademuyiwa IY, Olaogun AA (2020). Patterns of chronic illness among older patients attending a university hospital in Nigeria. Ghana Medical Journal, 54(1), 42-47. Abstract.
Faronbi JO, Butcher HK, Olaogun AA (2019). Burden and coping ability of individuals caring for chronically ill older adults in Nigeria. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(1), 39-46. Abstract.
Faronbi JO, Faronbi GO, Ayamolowo SJ, Olaogun AA (2019). Caring for the seniors with chronic illness: the lived experience of caregivers of older adults. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 82, 8-14. Abstract.
Berglund H, Gustafsson S, Ottenvall Hammar I, Faronbi J, Dahlin-Ivanoff S (2019). Effect of a care process programme on frail older people's life satisfaction. Nurs Open, 6(3), 1097-1104. Abstract.  Author URL.
Faronbi JO, Akinyoola OD, Faronbi GO, Adegbola GA, Bello CB (2019). Health needs and health seeking behaviour of Internally Displaced Persons in Dalori camp, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. Research Journal of Health Sciences, 7(3), 246-255.
Faronbi JO (2018). Correlate of burden and coping ability of caregivers of older adults with chronic illness in Nigeria. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 32(4), 1288-1296. Abstract.
Hammar IO, Berglund H, Dahlin-Ivanoff S, Faronbi J, Gustafsson S (2018). Risk for depression affects older people's possibilities to exercise self-determination in using time, social relationships and living life as one wants: a cross-sectional study with frail older people. Health Psychol Res, 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Gustafsson S, Berglund H, Faronbi J, Barenfeld E, Ottenvall Hammar I (2017). Minor positive effects of health-promoting senior meetings for older community-dwelling persons on loneliness, social network, and social support. Clin Interv Aging, 12, 1867-1877. Abstract.  Author URL.
Faronbi JO, Adebowale O, Faronbi GO, Musa OO, Ayamolowo SJ (2017). Perception knowledge and attitude of nursing students towards the care of older patients. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 7, 37-42. Abstract.
Faronbi JO, Olaogun AA (2017). The influence of caregivers' burden on the quality of life for caregivers of older adults with chronic illness in Nigeria. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(7), 1085-1093. Abstract.
Mbada C, Olowokere A, Faronbi J, Faremi F, Oginni M, OyinlolaAromolaran F, Odeyemi E, Augustine O (2014). Breastfeeding profile and practice of Nigerian mothers: a cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Reproduction Contraception Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3(4), 969-976.
Mbada CE, Siku-Sotade OG, Adeyemi AB, Johnson OE, Olowookere AE, Faremi AF, Faronbi JO (2013). Comparative assessment of abdominal muscles endurance between nulliparous and parous women. Rehabilitacja Medyczna, 17(3), 3-12. Abstract.
Ayandiran EO, Irinoye OO, Faronbi JO, Mtshali NG (2013). Education reforms in Nigeria: How responsive is the nursing profession?. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1), 11-18. Abstract.
Mbada CE, Olowookere AE, Faronbi JO, Oyinlola-Aromolaran FC, Faremi FA, Ogundele AO, Awotidebe TO, Ojo AA, Augustine OA (2013). Knowledge, attitude and techniques of breastfeeding among Nigerian mothers from a semi-urban community. BMC Research Notes, 6(1). Abstract.
Faronbi JO, Fajemilehin BR (2012). MANAGEMENT OF OSTEO-ARTHRITIC PAIN BY THE ELDERLY IN NIGERIA. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 14(1), 28-37. Abstract.


Faronbi J, Doris F, Clompus S, Hesslegrave J (2023). Global Health Pillar. In  (Ed) Nursing Practice and Education, Taylor & Francis, 99-118.



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