Farzana joined the Addictions Department in the IoPPN in October 2019 to work on the evaluation of Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TDT) provided in hospitals and community settings. Farzana is involved in an audit of patient records and interviewing patients and staff on their experiences of TDT to identify barriers and facilitators to delivery and uptake in these settings.
Areas of expertise are qualitative research, public health, smoking, suicide and community health development.
PhD from the Centre of Applied Health Research, University of Huddersfield on the ‘impact of suicide on families of people who were in receipt of mental health services’, which was funded by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
MSc in Public Health / Health Promotion from Leeds Beckett University
BA (Hons) in Creative Therapies with Psychology & Counselling from the University of Bradford.
- Public health
- Mental health
- Grief and bereavement
- Health and social inequalities