Hajira is a GP with an interest in large-scale epidemiology studies that can inform preventive action. She works across a range of clinical topics but particularly around the prevention of chronic disease. Hajira leads the cross-faculty Data Science Group. Her studies primarily use primary care electronic health records including CPRD, SAIL, Q-Research, ELSA, CHIA and international datasets in Canada and the USA. She has also curated a number of novel datasets linking health, social and environmental data. She currently leads a programme of work funded by the NIHR to examine clusters of disease in people with Multiple Long-Term Conditions using health and social care electronic health records (AIM-study).
Hajira currently chairs the NIHR AI-Multiple Long Term Condition Big Data PI group, she has previously established and chaired the COVID-19 Big Data National Group, and is a member of the International Monitoring Mortality Inequality Consortium. She is an honorary fellow at the MRC Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge. She has provided evidence to Government ministers on big data methods and their interpretation, and is also editor-in-chief of the British Journal of General Practice Open.
Current PhD Students
- WONCA International Presentation Prize (2018)