Nadia joined our School of Dentistry in 2016 as module lead for Human Health & Disease 1 and Pharmacology & Therapeutics. She teaches undergraduate students on the Bachelor of Dental Surgery, BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy and BSc (Hons) Clinical Dental Technology programmes. She also supervises on the research dissertation projects for the MSc programmes in Dentistry.
Nadia provides support and training for students and staff on the assessment management system used by the School of Dentistry as Maxinity lead. Nadia has held external examiner positions on Basic Sciences and Integrated Clinical Skills for Bachelor of Dental Surgery, and for a PhD thesis viva on calcium signalling pathways. Her research interests include the link between Alzheimer's disease & Diabetes mellitus and flipped learning in dentistry.
Nadia graduated from the University of Manchester in 2004 with a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology with Industrial Experience. She continued her studies at the University of Manchester where she completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Karen Cosgrove and Prof. Mark Dunne. Her thesis, entitled 'human embryonic stem cells: prospects for pancreatic beta-cell differentiation'. Nadia then undertook postdoctoral positions at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas and the University of Cambridge, UK exploring the role of ryanodine receptors in calcium signalling pathways of pancreatic beta cells.