Farhana Haseen
M.Sc. MMed Sc.  Ph.D.
Assistant Director

Farhana Haseen is a Senior Health Researcher at the Centre for Substance Use Research. Farhana completed her PhD in Cancer and Nutritional Epidemiology at Queen’s University Belfast. She completed her Masters of Medical Science in International Health in Uppsala University, Sweden and Masters in Nutrition at University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her research career spans approximately 15 years. As an epidemiologist she has worked in health research, largely focussed on large scale quantitative research. She also is expert in managing qualitative research projects. 



Farhana worked on a research project focussed on Scottish tobacco legislation and smoking behaviour for 4 years, at University of St Andrews. 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 20 academic peer reviewed papers in high and medium impact factor journals.


At the Centre for Substance Use Research, 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. Currently, Farhana is leading the research project that is exploring means of reducing smoking prevalence and smoking related harm in developing countries.

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