Dr Yasmin Ghazala Farooq


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I joined Social Statistics Department as a lecturer in September 2018. Prior to this, I was offered ESRC 1 + 3 (MSc and PhD) studentship at the University of Manchester in 2008. During my doctoral study I taught on various social statistics and sociology modules. I obtained my PhD in Social Statistics in 2014.  My area of research interest is elite migration. I investigated migration, identity and the structural and socio-cultural integration experiences of overseas-trained South Asian doctors who practiced as general practitioners in three different geographically diverse locales in the UK. The issues explored included context of migration, identity, socio-cultural integration.

Prior to joining the University of Manchester, I taught social work at the University of Sheffield, Derby and Sheffield Hallam University for a number of years. I have also undertaken research in the area of domestic violence and I was awarded an Equal opportunities award by the Sheffield Hallam University. In 2008, I also received Inquiry-based learning award IBL by the University of Sheffield (£2000).  In 2013, I received 1st Prize for the best academic and poster presentation by the British Association of   Physicians of Indian Origin.

I have undertaken research evaluation work with the University of Sheffield ScHAR which involved an evaluation of a consanguinity video produced by the University of Sheffield. The project aimed to develop a community-based approach to increase understanding of genetic risk and infant disability associated with cousin marriage within the South Asian communities.

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 2014 - Doctor of Social Science, Identity, Migration, Community Cohesion and Healthcare: A Study of Overseas-trained South Asian Doctors in England and Wales, The University of Manchester (2009 - 2014)
  • 2011 - Diploma in Public services in Interpreting (DPSI), The Institute of Linguists (2010 - 2011)
  • 2009 - Master of Social Science, The University of Manchester (2008 - 2009)
  • 2008 - Post Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching (Cert L & T HE), The University of Sheffield (2007 - 2008)
  • 1997 - Master of Arts, MA in Cultural Studies, Sheffield Hallam University (1994 - 1997)
  • 1991 - Certificate in Social Work (CQSW), Sheffield Hallam University (1989 - 1991)

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