Honorary Clinical Fellow (and Public Health Speciality Registrar, NHS Lothian)
Amir is currently an Honorary Clinical Fellow at the University of Edinburgh based at the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh (MBChB), he completed further degrees including a Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTMH) from the Royal College of Physicians and a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) from the the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health. He undertook a Msc in public health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine which he completed in 2016 with a dissertation investigating the effects of malnutrition on the disease burden of pneumonia in children under five. He has spent time working in paediatrics and completed his membership exams for the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (MRCPCH) in 2016. He is currently a speciality registrar in public health at NHS Lothian and completed his membership exams for the Faculty of Public Health (MFPH) in 2017.
Amir's interest and involvement in teaching has been longstanding. He teaches undergraduate medical students of all stages at the University of Edinburgh. He also teaches on postgraduate taught courses including the master of public health at the University of Edinburgh and is one of the organizers for the diploma of tropical medicine & hygiene at the University of Glasgow.
His main research interests include care for paediatric illnesses (particularly paediatric respiratory infections), health in low & middle income countries and current global health protection issues.