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Dr Ashra Khanom

Senior Research Fellow, Health Data Science

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 606649

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Open plan office CNH / CMED - 203
Second Floor
Institute of Life Science 2
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Ashra is a Health and Care Research Wales, Research Fellow within the PRIME Centre Wales, Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency (including Unscheduled) Care Research at Swansea University Medical School (SUMS). Her research interests are in the area of prevention and early intervention addressing health inequities and unequal access to health service use using novel methodologies such as data linkage, novel qualitative methods and patient and public involvement and engagement, to coproduce evidence based research. Ashra has experience of conducting research with asylum seekers and refugees (this study now forms part of the British Medical Association (BMA) Refugee and asylum seeker patient health toolkit2), cancer patients, patients seeking mental health support and in early years research, examining the impact of health and lifestyle during pregnancy on infant health. Ashra is currently teaching on the Health Services Research module for the BSc Population Health and Medical Sciences within SUMS. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Health Services Research
  • Public Involvement and Engagement
  • Qualitative methods
  • Data Linkage
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Mental health
  • Decision making and risk perception
  • Early years – childhood obesity

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

PM-263 Health Services Research 

This module is designed to further develop students knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different healthcare systems, structures and organisations impact on health populations. It utilises examples from Health Services Research, to examine how people get access to health care practitioners and health care services, how much care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of this care. In addition, the module will explore how social factors, health policy, financing systems, organizational structures and health processes, medical technology, and personal behaviours affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and quantity and quality of life. 

Research Award Highlights Collaborations