Mehrunisha Suleman Senior Research Fellow

COVID-19 impact inquiry
 Mehrunisha Suleman

Mehrunisha is a medically trained bioethicist and public health researcher who is leading the COVID-19 impact inquiry.

Mehrunisha is a medically trained bioethicist and public health researcher with a range of research experience spanning from healthcare systems analysis to empirical ethics evaluation. She was previously co-editor of the NHS Atlas of Variation for Diabetes and Liver Disease at the Department of Health. More recently she has been working as a researcher at the University of Cambridge conducting an ethical analysis of the experiences and inequalities faced by patients and families trying to access effective palliative and end of life care services. She has extensive outreach and engagement experience, include working with minority groups and diverse sectors across the UK and globally.

Mehrunisha holds a DPhil in Population Health from the University of Oxford and a BA in Biomedical Sciences Tripos from the University of Cambridge. She also holds a medical degree and an MSc in Global Health Sciences from the University of Oxford. Mehrunisha is also a Member of the Faculty of Public Health. She is an expert for UNESCO’s Ethics Teacher Training Programme and is a Council Member at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. She also has an ‘Alimiyyah degree in traditional Islamic studies and was awarded the 2017 National Ibn Sina Muslim News Award for health.

  1. M Suleman (2020) Islam and Biomedical Research Ethics. Routledge. London.
  2. Mohiuddin, A., Suleman, M., Rasheed, S., & Padela, A. I. (2020). When can Muslims withdraw or withhold life support? A narrative review of Islamic juridical rulings. Global Bioethics, 31(1), 29-46.
  3. Suleman M (2016) Contributions and ambiguities in Islamic Research Ethics and research conducted in Muslim contexts: I - A Thematic Review of the literature. Journal of Health and Culture 1(1): 46-57.
  4. Suleman M, Ali R and Kerr D (2014) “Health Diplomacy: A New Approach to the Muslim World?” Globalization and Health 10:50
  5. Malik A, Bunce C, Wormald R, Suleman M, Stratton I, Gray M (2012)  Geographical variation in certification rates of blindness and sight impairment in England, 2008–2009. BMJ Open 2012;2
  6. Chou M, Malik A, Suleman M, Goldacre M and Gray M (2013) Time trends over five decades and recent geographical variation, in rates of childhood squint surgery in England. Br J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jun;97(6):746-51
  7. Suleman M, Clark MP, Goldacre M, Burton M (2010) Exploring the variation in paediatric tonsillectomy rates between English regions: a 5-year NHS and independent sector data analysis. Clin Otolaryngology. Apr;35(2):111-7.


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