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Hannah Nazri

MBChB BSc (Hons) MSc (Oxon)


DPhil Student

  • Associate Fellow of Royal Commonwealth Society

I am currently a medical doctor and a DPhil candidate at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, John Radcliffe Hospital. I received my medical degree from University of Bristol in 2013, with a BSc (Hons) in Medical Physics and Bioengineering from University College London as part of my one-year intercalated degree. Following graduation from medical school in 2013, I spent two years in Isle of Man for foundation training where I did rotations in Internal Medicine (8 months), General Surgery and Orthopaedics, Psychiatry, and Emergency Medicine with some Obstetrics and Gynaecology, as well as enjoying the outdoors, becoming a volunteer medic in the annual TT motorcycling race, and raising £11,600 for local charities in Isle of Man as part of my stint in the hospital comedy show!

I then pursued my MSc in Clinical Embryology in October 2015 at University of Oxford with two merit scholarships to explore my interests in reproductive sciences and research, with the view of pursuing a clinical academic career in either Obstetrics and Gynaecology or Reproductive Endocrinology. During my MSc, I had the fantastic opportunity to work with the Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre where I researched on exosomes and endometriosis and co-presented the work at the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis in Vancouver in May 2017. After my MSc, I was offered to be a specialty trainee in Internal Medicine where I did four-month rotations in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Stroke and Gastroenterology with acute medical and stroke on-calls for one year. Now, I am back at the department with a DPhil scholarship to expand my ideas on exosomes and endometriosis. My DPhil supervisors are Professor Christian Becker and Dr Thomas Tapmeier. Post DPhil, I am hoping to pursue a career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with the possibility of subspecialising in either Obstetrics Medicine or Reproductive Medicine.

My other research interests include medical education, global maternal-child health, and nutrition and diet. As part of my final year medical degree elective, I spent a month in Mombasa, Kenya where I saw expectant mothers in extremely deprived settings to appreciate the quality of healthcare we received in the NHS and the importance of public engagement and evidence-based policies in healthcare. 

Outside medicine, my other interests include voluntary work, horse riding and languages. I am currently a trustee of a youth charity in Malaysia and enjoy learning Russian in my spare time. 

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