Imperial College London

Dr Fouzia Haneef Khan

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Teaching Fellow



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Dr. Fouzia Haneef Khan is a Teaching Fellow within the National Heart and Lung Institute, joining Imperial College in January 2019. Her main teaching responsibilities are to the postgraduate students of the School of Medicine, where she is responsible for teaching and supports the coordination of teaching and assessments on the MSc Genes, Drugs and Stem Cells –Novel Therapies programme.


She studied Pharmacology and Toxicology at undergraduate level at UCL in London, where she obtained 1st Class honours degree.  During her 4 years undergraduate degree, she spent a year working in the Development Pharmacology department within Glaxo Smithkline Beechams. After graduating from BSc, she started her 3 years PhD in Neuropharmacology at UCL, under the supervison of Professor Mike Simmonds. Her PhD researched and  investigated the effects of cholesterol on GABAa receptor within CNS. 

During her PhD she taught the undergraduate Pharmacy and Pharmacology Students which developed her enthusiasm and interest in education further. After a career break, she returned to academia as a Teacher Practitioner at UCL, teaching on the MPharm Pharmacy degree and on the MSc Drug Discovery programme. Fouzia is also currently studying for the Postgraduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching (PGCert ULT) to gain HEA Fellowship at Imperial College London.

Outside of work, Fouzia is an ambassador for PAGE (Pakistan Alliance for Girls' Education), an education charity that inspires young girls, with fewer opportunities and poorer backgrounds towards increasing the access to education across Pakistan.



Haneef F. and Simmonds M.A (1999).

Influence of membrane cholesterol on flunitazepam binding and its modulation by pregnanolone and propofol. J. Physiol., 518: 160P

Simmonds M.A, T.Sookswate and Haneef F. (1999).

Membrane cholesterol and neurosteroid action at the GABAA

receptor. J. Physiol., 518: 9P

Haneef F. and Simmonds M.A (2000).

Pregnanolone-induced increases in [3H]-flunitrazepam binding

involve low affinity binding sites. Br. J. Pharmacol., 129:111P

Haneef F. and Simmonds M.A (2000).

Effects of cholesterol and some analogues on [3H]-

flunitrazepam binding. Br. J. Pharmacol., 129:112P