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Dr Waqar is currently working as an Assistant Research Adviser. This is a research advising, supporting and facilitating role for the Institute for Health Research at the University of Bedfordshire, and for NIHR Research Design Services for the East of England.
Muhammad is a Medical graduate from Pakistan. After completing House Jobs in Medicine, General Surgery and Neurosurgery he moved on to work in the field of Anaesthesia. He was also involved in Health Management in a General Practice. Later, he moved to the UK for formal education in Public Health and earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Bedfordshire.
His MSc dissertation focused on acquiring cognisance of Hepatitis C among South Asian students in the UK. He aims to pursue a PhD in the same area, to develop a better understanding of the Hepatitis C problem among the South Asian community of the UK.
As Researcher and Research Manager, within the Institute for Health Research, Muhammad has provided his services for various local and National research projects, for instance Poverty in Young People Project funded by Luton Borough Council, Faith and Organ Donation Project funded by the Department of Health and Contraception in Young People Project funded by MSD.
Muhammad has been actively involved in campaigns and seminars in the local area for promoting awareness about sexually transmitted/blood transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C and organ donation and transplantation.
He is an editor for the Institute for Health Research website and co-organiser for staff development and client support events for the Research Design Services for EoE. He has taught on the MSc Public Health course and has also supervised various MSc Dissertations at the University of Bedfordshire.
Muhammad has a keen interest in the role of Information Technology in Health and in researching health inequalities. Some other areas of research interest are people’s attitudes and behaviours about sexually transmitted and blood transmitted diseases, especially in the minority ethnic groups of the UK.
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