NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow
Hajira is a GP and National Institute for Health Research Doctoral Fellow. Her general practice training was combined with an Academic Clinical Fellowship at the University of Cambridge between 2011-15. Prior to this, she completed academic foundation training in London and an MSc in Evidence Based Healthcare at Oxford University.
She was awarded her current research fellowship in 2015 to examine the role of patient-practitioner interactions in modifying health behaviours and cardiovascular risk factor levels in type 2 diabetes. She is part of the Prevention of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders group. Hajira is also interested in the quality of peer review and open access publishing. She has presented her work at international conferences, and was appointed onto the editorial board for the British Journal of General Practice in 2013.
Alongside her research interests and clinical work, Hajira enjoys teaching clinical students at the University of Cambridge. She is a facilitator on the communication skills course, and has been a clinical supervisor since 2011 with St John’s and King’s College.