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Qutba Al Ghafri

Qutba Al Ghafri

PhD Student


Qutba Al Ghafri joined King’s College London as a PhD student in October 2019 under the supervision of Gail Gilchrist and Polly Radcliffe. Her research focuses on barriers to treatment facilities and the social stigma people who use drugs face in Muslim communities and in Sultanate of Oman.

Prior to her PhD, she worked as an academic at Oman College of Health Sciences in the Community and Mental Health Department. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Addiction Sciences from King’s College London in 2017 where her thesis was a systematic review on telephone delivered interventions for drug and alcohol treatment.

Research Interests

  • Drug addiction
  • People who use/inject drugs
  • Women who use drugs
  • Drug addiction in Muslim communities
  • Stigma

Research Groups

  • Heroin Research Group
  • Addictions Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Working Group
  • Addictions Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Race Discussion Working Group
  • Early Career Researchers

Expertise & Public Engagement