I am a genetic epidemiologist working as a Scientific Lead in C4X Discovery (a biotech company) and also an honorary lecturer in epidemiology at UCL. My scientific research focuses on obesity, diabetes, and neuro-cognitive disorders. I finished my Masters in Bioinformatics from Birkbeck College and my Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Imperial College London. I have held various research positions at Imperial College as well as University College London (Top 5 universities of World). I currently lecture MBBS, MSc, and Ph.D candidates on epidemiological modules at UCL. Past two years, I have also worked with top pharmaceutical companies as a senior data analyst specialist.
My most recent research has been focused on genomics aspects of cardio-metabolic associations using longitudinal data in ethnic groups. This was featured in BBC More or Less and my analysis on disproportional risk in BAME during Covid-19 was published on BBC London News website. I have been invited by LBC radio to speak on genetic reasons behind BAME higher-proportion deaths. I was also invited by TV network Al Jazeera to speak about her research on hypertension and diabetes prevalence in BAME communities. I have also had two successful podcasts on mathematical modeling of COVID-19 and co-morbidities risks in BAME.
I am the Royal Statistical Society International Statistical Development Committee member and Covid-19 Task Force member. I also engage with several non-government organisations to investigate their research on the Refugee population and domestic violence. I am a STEM ambassador and a Women in Tech supporter.