Before joining the School, Namir was one of the first Healthcare Science Fellows in the Medical Directorate at NHS England / NHS Improvement London region, working with the Scientific Director for London. His work-stream was to explore the role of Cardiac Physiologists in improving patients’ journeys.
Namir started his NHS career after completing his master’s degree at Glasgow Caledonian University in Biomedical Science (Clinical Haematology stream) and obtained his first Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration as a Biomedical Scientist in Haematology and Blood Transfusion. Namir moved on to specialise in the genetics of bleeding and thrombotic disorders at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and achieved his Chartered Scientist status (CSci) after obtaining the Institute of Biomedical Science Fellowship (FIBMS). Namir moved to work in the Genomics Department at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where he gained his HCPC registration as a Clinical Scientist and has been involved in several national and regional projects in the Genomics of Rare Diseases.
Namir has had an avid interest in Healthcare Scientists’ training, education, and leadership development from an early stage of his NHS career. He worked as the training lead for the Genomics Laboratories in Cambridge and was involved in establishing the training and competency framework to meet UKAS / ISO 15189 standards. His work within Health Education England (HEE) started in 2015 as the East of England regional Lead for Life Science. He has supported undergraduate and postgraduate trainees undertaking the National School (NSHCS) training programmes (PTP, STP and HSST) in his region.