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Humayun Mirza

Career Path: Associate Professor Department of Community Medicine Lahore Medical & Dental College
Location: Lahore, Pakistan

I have cultivated a comprehensive and diverse career, seamlessly blending roles in academia, healthcare administration, and project management. In the academic realm, I have been an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan. Responsibilities include classroom teaching, guiding students in hospital-based studies, and facilitating community-based medical training. Concurrently, as Chief Coordinator & Operations Officer at Surgimed Hospital, I oversaw the administration and coordination of all operational aspects. Notably, they played a pivotal role in obtaining PHCC HCE Licensing for the Hospital.

A significant part of my career involves serving as Project Director at Oasis, a not-for-profit social enterprise. The project focuses on providing affordable and quality healthcare to low-income families through OPD treatment and insurance-based health cards. During my tenure with UNICEF, I worked as a Provincial Coordinator, actively involved in coordinating investment cases in Punjab to achieve Health MDGs. This role included collaboration with various stakeholders and conducting a health systems assessment. At the National Commission for Human Development, I served as a Deputy Project Manager for Primary Healthcare in Sheikhupura, Pakistan. This role aimed at restructuring and strengthening the Primary Health Care System, aligning with government health sector objectives. In a consultant capacity for TAMA, I contributed to the Punjab Devolved Social Services Programme. This involved collaborating with ADB and DFID to strengthen devolved social services and achieve progress on Millennium Development Goals.

I also gained international experience as a Clinical Coordinator at Broadway Medical Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Responsibilities included ensuring compliance with NHS frameworks, overseeing projects, and managing clinical operations. Before venturing into academia and project management, I provided compassionate care to the elderly and individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia. In summary, My career reflects a deep commitment to healthcare, education, and community service. The diverse roles underscore a holistic approach to healthcare solutions and a dedication to improving health outcomes, particularly for underserved populations.

What are you doing now?Humayun Mirza

Teaching at a Medical College as Associate Professor in the subject of Community Medicine

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

Lovely place, low cost living and above all very good and helpful course director, Dr Joan Aarvold

How connected was your course with industry?

Very connected

What was the best thing about your course?

The Course Director

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

It was very much specific to what I studied at Northumbria

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

Research & Leader qualities

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