M.Sc. MMed Sc. Ph.D.
Farhana Haseen is Director of Research at the Centre for Substance Use Research. Farhana completed her PhD in Cancer and Nutritional Epidemiology at Queen’s University Belfast. She received her Masters of Medical Science in International Health at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Masters in Nutrition at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. As an epidemiologist, she has around 20 years of experience working within the Non-Governmental Organisation and Academic research environments, primarily focussed on large scale quantitative research. She also is an expert in managing qualitative research projects.
Prior to joining the Centre, Farhana worked on a research project at the University of St Andrews in relation to Scottish tobacco legislation and smoking behaviour among young people in Scotland. She is skilled in designing and conducting epidemiological and evaluation studies, planning and managing public health interventions and systematic reviews, managing and analysing large data sets. She has disseminated research results in many national and international meetings/conferences/workshops, and public forums. She has authored a book, has contributed chapters in edited collections, written working papers, and contributed more than 25 academic peer-reviewed articles in high and medium impact factor journals.
At the Centre, she is involved in several research projects within the broad area of smoking harm reduction, focusing specifically on the role of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in reducing smoking-related harm. Farhana is interested in leading the research project exploring means of reducing smoking prevalence and smoking-related harm in developing countries.