Amira originally studied Business before gaining an MPharm degree from the University of Hertfordshire (UH) and awards including the JOEL medal and GPhC award. Amira earned her PhD (UH) on developing spectroscopic and chemometric models to detect New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), culminating publications and the JPAG Geoffrey Phillips award. Whilst at UH, Amira joined the Propharmace pre-registration training team as the Education and Development Manager. Amira became a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (UH), progressing to a Senior Lecturer and the MPharm First Year Lead while gaining her FHEA status. In 2019, Amira joined Swansea University as a Senior Lecturer and the MPharm Programme Director. Her research interests include the in-field detection of NPS, Pharmacy Education and Public Health. Notable applications were accomplished in collaboration with Addaction, where Amira, led on setting up the first UK government-approved Drug-Checking Service within an addiction clinic.