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Meet the people

Centre for IMPACT is jointly led by Aga Khan University in Pakistan and University of York in the UK with Rawalpindi Medical University Khyber Medical University (Pakistan) partnering and key collaborators in:

  • Afghanistan (HealthNet TPO and Kabul University of Medical Sciences)
  • Pakistan (Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology and The Initiative)
  • UK (Universities of Edinburgh and Liverpool)
  • Luxembourg (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research)
Aga Khan University (AKU), Pakistan

Dr Zainab Samad

Professor & Chair, Consultant Cardiologist, Dept of Medicine, Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Dr Ayesha Almas

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Dr Romaina Iqbal

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences

Dr Salim S Virani

Vice Provost Research, Professor and Staff Cardiologist, Department of Medicine

Mr Ali Hussaini

Research Manager

Mr Imran Ahmed Chauhadry

Director, Projects & Data Management Unit
University of York (UoY), UK

Prof. Helen Elsey

Professor of Global Public Health

Professor Kamran Siddiqi

Professor in Global Public Health

Professor Najma Siddiqi

Clinical Professor in Psychiatry

Jenny Westad

IMPACT Programme Manager (Chair of PMG)

Nicky Traynor

Research Project Co-ordinator/Administrator

Professor Simon Gilbody

Director of the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group (MHARG)

Professor Catherine Hewitt

Professor of Trials and Statistics and Deputy Director of York Trials Unit
Hull York Medical School (HYMS), UK

Professor Kamran Siddiqi

Professor in Global Public Health

Professor Najma Siddiqi

Clinical Professor in Psychiatry
Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar

Dr Saima Afaq

Assistant Professor and PhD Coordinator

Professor Zia Ul Haq

Vice Chancellor and Professor of Public Health
Rawalpindi Medical University, Pakistan

Dr Faiza Aslam

Coordinator and Research Fellow

Professor Asad Nizami

Director of IoP, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi Medical University
Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), Pakistan

Dr Faiza Aslam

Coordinator and Research Fellow

Professor Asad Nizami

Director of IoP, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi Medical University
HealthNet TPO

Kabul University of Medical Sciences
Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology

Professor Abdul Basit

Director, Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology

Dr Asima Khan Niazi

Public Health Program Director
The Initiative, Pakistan
The University of Edinburgh
University of Liverpool

Professor Atif Rahman

Professor of Child Psychiatry & Global Mental Health
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research

Professsor Marc Suhrcke

Professor Centre for Health Economics