Meet the people

The DiaDeM programme is a significant collaboration of organisations who come together from Bangladesh, Pakistan and the UK. Individuals and teams from these partners institutions all make a valuable contribution to the aims of the programme. You can find a list of our partners below showing the people involved in our activities.

Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), Pakistan

Dr Faiza Aslam

Coordinator and Research Fellow

Professor Asad Nizami

Director of IoP, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi Medical University
University of Leeds, UK

Dr Ian Kellar

Associate Professor of Health Psychology

Mrs Judy Wright

Senior Information Specialist
University of Southampton, UK

Professor Richard Holt

Professor in Diabetes and Endocrinology
ARK Foundation (ARK), Bangladesh

Professor Rumana Huque

Executive Director, ARK Foundation, and University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Hull York Medical School (HYMS), UK
Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), UK

Professor David Ekers

Clinical Director for Research and Development
Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar

Dr Saima Afaq

Assistant Professor and PhD Coordinator

Professor Zia Ul Haq

Vice Chancellor and Professor of Public Health
Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BADAS), Bangladesh

Dr Abdul Kuddus

Deputy Project Director, BADAS-PCP

Dr Naveed Ahmed

Research Coordinator, BADAS-PCP

Professor Kishwar Azad

Project Director, BADAS-PCP
University College London (UCL), UK

Dr Edward Fottrell

Associate Professor
Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC), Pakistan

Professor AH Aamir

Chairman provincial Task force on Diabetes Executive committee and a member of Federal Task force On Diabetes.
Aga Khan University (AKU), Pakistan

Dr Zainab Samad

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

Dr Mohammed K Ali (Chair of SC)

Vice Chair (Research), Dept of Family and Preventive Medicine, Emory University, USA
Western University, Ontario, Canada

Dr Shehzad Ali

Canada Research Chair in Public Health Economics, Western University, Canada
University of York (UoY), UK

Professor Najma Siddiqi

Clinical Professor in Psychiatry

Nicky Traynor

Research Project Co-ordinator/Administrator

Professsor Marc Suhrcke

Professor Centre for Health Economics

Professor Tracy Lightfoot

Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students, Deputy Head of Department (Postgraduate) and Professor of Applied Health Research

Professor Simon Gilbody

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

Professor Rowena Jacobs

Professor of Health Economics

Professor Catherine Hewitt

Professor of Trials and Statistics and Deputy Director of York Trials Unit

Mrs Karen Coales

Research Fellow

Marta Soares

Senior Research Fellow

Mark Sculpher

Professor, Centre for Health Economics

Gerardo A Zavala

Research Fellow

Faraz Siddiqui

Research Fellow

Dr Hannah Jennings

Lecturer in Global Mental Health

Simon Walker

Senior Research Fellow
Other partners