Genes, Drug and Stem Cells
Dr Fouzia Khan - Senior Teaching Fellow
Dr Fouzia Khan is one of the module leaders on the postgraduate programme in Genes, Drugs and Stem Cells - Novel Therapies. She tells us about her area of research and her career highlights to date.
What is your role at NHLI?
What is your research about?
What have been the highlights of your career path so far?
What led you to choosing your career in this particular field?
What is your favourite part of your role at NHLI?
I love that there is always something new to learn. I consider myself very fortunate to work within the NHLI as it supports different postgraduate programmes, giving me the opportunity to work alongside different colleagues. Together we contribute to the enhancement of quality in teaching.
What advice would you give yourself as a young person about to start your career?
You’ll need to have a PhD in a relevant science degree to start teaching in higher education. During the time of your PhD, try to make the most of as many opportunities to teach undergraduates and postgraduate students and also supervise any research projects. It’s worth taking time and gaining as much experience teaching at University level. I would have also completed my Postgraduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching much earlier, as this equips you with skills to enhance teaching and student's learning.
What would you be doing if you weren’t in the world of academia or science?
What advice would you give to students considering joining NHLI?
NHLI is an exciting place to study for your postgraduate degree with friendly and supportive people. You will learn from and interact with world-class academics, and develop skills and knowledge within the fields of cardiovascular and respiratory health.