Faraz Siddiqui, Research Fellow, Department of Health Sciences
Faraz Siddiqui is a research fellow based in the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group (MHARG) at the Department of Health Sciences. After training as a dentist in Pakistan, he went on to pursue a master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Faraz is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Sciences – his research explores self-management among people with a combination of long term physical and mental illness.
Faraz has been associated with the University of York since 2018, prior to which he has held research faculty posts at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. He has around 8 years of work experience in public health research, having worked in a number of projects on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. Faraz’s research focuses on populations based in Low and middle-income countries. He is part of two NIHR Global Health Research projects. One of these is ASTRA (https://www.astrasouthasia.com/), which focuses on understanding smokeless tobacco use in South Asian populations and exploring ways to help them quit. His current involvement is with DiaDeM https://www.impactsouthasia.com/diadem/), which is currently testing methods to tackle depression among diabetic populations in Pakistan and Bangladesh. He is also a member of the NIHR academy, and a recipient of the NIHR SPARC award.
Beyond his research, Faraz also carries out teaching and academic citizenship roles. He supervises MPH students in the area of Global health. Faraz has previously chaired the DoHS Contract Researchers Forum (2020-2021) and is a current member of the Department’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee.
He tweets via @FSiddiqui532.