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Dr Nancy Tamimi was trained as a dentist and holds a master's degree in the Science of Dental Public Health and a PhD in Medical Sociology. She is a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Teaching Fellow at the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine.

Nancy teaches undergraduates and is the convenor of the Qualitative Research Methods and Study Abroad Experience modules. She also supports the mental health workstream with their work in Palestine.


  • Tobacco use
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Global mental health
  • Inequalities in health
  • Qualitative research

Currently, she is working on the project, Research for Health and Conflict (R4HC) in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENA) region, particularly Palestine. She is involved in curricula development and training, as well as the research component focusing on uncertainty in wars and conflicts.

The R4HC-MENA programme aims to build research and policy capacity in conflict-affected areas focusing on health, political economy of health and complex non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as mental health and cancer, by blending qualitative and quantitative methods and bridging social and clinical sciences. 



  • 5SSHM003 Qualitative Research Methods: Analysing Data
  • 5SSHM011. Study Abroad Experience

Further details

See Nancy's research profile