Mariam is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Global Health. She is Deputy Director of the Global Health BSc. Her interests are in critical pedagogy, multidisciplinary approaches to Global Health education and issues of epistemic power related to the curriculum.
She holds a medical degree (MBBS, King's College London), an International Health BSc (UCL) and an MPH (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). She recently completed a Master's in Education (Imperial College London), focusing her research thesis on the experience of "minority" students in Global Health education.
The Global Health BSc was launched in 2010 in response to the demands of a group of motivated students and this student-led spirit is still at the core of the course philosophy. Mariam is particulary interested in collaborative approaches in Global Health education, collaborating with partners from institutions beyond Europe/North America, with civil society, with people with lived experience and with students. She was shortlisted for a Student Choice Award 2020 for Student Partnership.
Mariam's past and present education roles include pastoral care and research supervision. She was director of the Society and Health course for Year 1 medical students for 4 years and is a member of the BeSST network (Behavioural and Social Sciences Teaching in Medicine).