Professor Nisreen A Alwan

Professor Nisreen A Alwan

Professor of Public Health

Research interests

  • Public Health
  • Lifecourse Epidemiology
  • Long Covid

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Prof Nisreen Alwan is a Professor of Public Health at the University of Southampton and an Honorary Consultant in Public Health at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. She does research around how to prevent disease and optimise the wellbeing of young families leading to better long-term health and focusing on narrowing health inequalities. Prof Alwan has contributed to the public health response to the pandemic, particularly focusing on the recognition and the quantification of morbidity from COVID19, having initiated the call to Count ‘Long COVID’. She was awarded an MBE for services to Medicine and Public Health during the COVID19 pandemic in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2021. She was also named amongst other inspiring and influential women from around the world in the BBC 100 Women 2020 list. She is now doing research on Long Covid particularly focusing on inequalities in prevention, recognition and care.

Prof Alwan qualified in Medicine and obtained the membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP UK). She then pursued a career in Public Health Medicine by obtaining a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Nottingham and then joining the Public Health Specialist Training Programme in the Yorkshire and Humber Region. During that time, she secured a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship based at the University of Leeds, obtaining an MSc in Statistical Epidemiology and a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology as part of that. She is a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health (FFPH).