The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health


Dr Ayesha Ahmad

Ayesha is a lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law at St George's University of London, and Honorary Lecturer at IGH where she co-leads a module on Conflict, Health, and Humanitarianism. Her areas of specialisation are in culture, mental health, and trauma, focusing on humanitarian responses to gender based violence in conflict working in Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Africa and the Middle East. She is currently a co-researcher on a UCL funded project on 'Investigating trauma therapeutic interventions using traditional story-telling in Afghanistan' and a consultant on a gender-based violence prevention project based in Mumbai, India. She also provides Expert Witness reports on refugee and asylum seeker immigration cases.