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Zahra Abdulla

Miss Zahra Abdulla

Senior Teaching Fellow


  • Senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics (BHI). 
  • MSc Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics (ASMHI) Programme Lead 
  • BHI Executive Education Lead 
  • BHI Advisory Service Lead 
  • Joined KCL on September 2015 
  • Expertise in Leadership and Change Management 
  • Expertise in Applied Statistical and Qualitative Methods 
  • Expertise in Teaching and Learning in Secondary and Higher Education 
  • Expertise in Training and CPD 
  • Expertise in Diversity and Inclusion
  • Consultant Statistician, Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, Mars Inc 
  • Biostatistician, INC Research 
  • Biostatistician, Pfizer Veterinary Health 
  • Maths and Statistics Subject Leader, Welling School 
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Statistics 
  • PgDip Applied Statistics with Applications in Medicine 
  • PGCert for Secondary Education 
  • MSc Education Leadership 
  • PgCert for Advanced Practice in Higher Education 
  • Fellow of Higher Education Authority 
  • Best Lecturer Award (2016) 

Research Interests:

  • Mathematical and Statistical Anxiety 
  • Self-Efficacy and Motivation 
  • Leadership and Change Management 
  • Higher Education 
  • Teaching and Learning 
  • Diversity and Inclusion  
  • Attainment Gap  
  • Evaluation and Impact analysis 


Zahra leads and teaches modules on introduction and advanced statistics for multiple masters programmes across the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN)  She strongly believes in the empowerment of others to educate and has developed regular CPD sessions for enhancing academic practice for statistics teaching in the department. 

Expertise and Public Engagement:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority 
  • Member of the Royal Statistical Society 
  • KeyNote Speaker; TRANSFORM Statistics, UBir & UoN 


Talks and Workshops:


  • Inclusive Learning Conference (York, 2017) 
  • KCL Excellence in Teaching Conference (2017) 
  • HEA Stem Conference (2018) 
  • UCL MAPS Teaching Interest Network (2018) 
  • QMUL Statistics Seminar (2019) 
  • UCL Departmental Seminar (2019)




  • Why is my curriculum white? 
  • Liberating the Curriculum