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Faojia Sultana

DPhil Student of Clinical Medicine

Faojia is a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) Candidate in Clinical Medicine at the NDM Centre for Global Health Research, and a Clarendon Scholar. Prior to commencing her DPhil, she worked as a lecturer of public health at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She served the role of core country group coordinator for the Joint Learning Network of the World Bank Group during 2021-22 as well. Previously, she also worked as a research fellow for ICDDR,B. She has worked on several nationally and internationally funded research projects as a public health researcher during her professional career.

She is a medical doctor by background and has a MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London (UCL), United Kingdom. She is also a Commonwealth Shared Scholar. As for her research interest, she is chiefly interested in global health, health systems and health policy research. 

Alongside her research work, she is currently working as a Junior Dean at Brasenose College. She is also serving the role of cultural secretary for the Clarendon Scholars Council at the University of Oxford.


-    MSc in Global Health and Development, University College London

-    M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Previous Experience:

-    Lecturer (Public Health), Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2018-2022

-    Country Core Group Coordinator (Bangladesh), Joint Learning Network, The World Bank Group, 2021-2022

-    Research Fellow, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)

-    Intern Doctor, Rangpur Medical College & Hospital, Bangladesh


Her DPhil thesis is focused on exploring the impact of global heating/climate change on at-risk population and healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries with tropical and subtropical climate.

The broader goals of this project are to analyse the climate change policies in place to protect the hospitals and health workforce from climate shocks, assess the effects of extreme weather risks on the infrastructure, human resources and operation of at-risk hospitals, and identify the actions that could be taken to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events; thus, contributing towards building a climate-resilient health system in affected/at-risk countries.

Team: Health Systems Collaborative

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