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The Cambridge Migration Research Network

Studying at Cambridge


Faraz Ahmed


I am a Public Health researcher, with extensive experience in international health and working with ethnic minority communities in the UK. Prior to starting my research at the Institute of Public Health (IPH), I was working as a Research Fellow at the University of York. I holds an MSc in International Health from the University of Leeds and have a strong interest in addressing inequalities in health. My previous experience includes public-private partnerships in increasing TB case-detection among poor and disadvantaged groups, health systems evaluation, and developing and evaluating health promotion programmes for ethnic minorities.

I am currently on a Medical Research Council PhD studentship at the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge. My on-going research focuses on understanding the differences in patient experience of general practice (GP) care among ethnic minorities, with an aspiration to promote quality and equity in the UK health system.

Research Interests

  • Understanding the reasons why Pakistani-origin patients report poorer experiences of doctor-patient communication in English practices
  • Exploring experiences of migrant communities in the UK health care system
  • Barriers to, and opportunities for, improving the health of migrant and ethnic minority communities

Research Supervision

Professor Martin Roland

Dr Jenni Burt