Before joining CIS, Mehrunisha completed a DPhil in Population Health at the University of Oxford titled “Does Islam influence research ethics?” She completed a BA in the Biomedical Sciences Tripos at the University of Cambridge, followed by clinical studies and an MSc in Global Health Sciences, at Oxford University. She has worked with Sir Muir Gray on the Department of Health’s QIPP Right Care Programme. She has been involved in the design and construction of Population Based Accountable Integrated Care Systems, as well as developing an online tool for commissioners, clinicians and patient groups on health care systems design. She co-editor of the NHS Atlas of Variation for Diabetes and Liver Disease.
Dr Mehrunisha Suleman is a research associate at the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her research involves an analysis of the experiences of end of life care (EOLC) services in the UK, from Muslim perspectives. The study includes an analysis of the views of stakeholders, such as healthcare staff, patients, families, chaplains and Islamic scholars to enable a presentation of a range of challenges and concerns that currently exist in EOLC services within the NHS.
UNESCO Trainer of Ethics Teachers – member of UNESCO’s Ethics Teachers Training Course (ETTC)
Paper instructor for MES20 Themes in the Anthropology of Islam, University of Cambridge
Clinical ethics tutor – Oxford University Medical School
Seminar lead – Social and Ethical Context of Health and Illness, University of Cambridge
Suleman M (2019) Islam, Ethics and Care In: Ed: C Herbert (2019) Faith and Ethics in Health and Social Care: Improving Practice Through Understanding Diverse Perspectives. Jessica Kingsley Publications. UK
A Ahmed & M Suleman (2018) On the Human person and the Genome Question: why the soul matters. In: Ed: Ghaly M (2018) Islamic Ethics and the Genome Question. Brill. Leiden.
M Suleman (2018) “Conscientious Objection” in Encyclopaedia of Islamic Bioethics Oxford University Press – Access online via ‘Oxford Islamic Studies Online’
Suleman M and Ahmed A (2018) What are the Islamic rights of medical practitioners and those who are ill in Islam? How do these rights relate to contemporary medical ethics? Can this Islamic perspective help in the field of human rights? Ed: H Hellyer (2018) Islam and Human Rights. Atlantic Council. USA
Ahmed A and Suleman M (2018) Gender and Women’s Rights in Islam” Ed: H Hellyer (2018) Islam and Human Rights. Atlantic Council. USA
M Suleman (2017) Islamic perspectives on the moral and policy significance of developmental threshold In: Nuffield Council on Bioethics (2017) “Human embryo culture: Discussions concerning the statutory time limit for maintaining human embryos in culture in the light of some recent scientific developments”.
M Suleman (2016) “Contributions and ambiguities in Islamic Research Ethics and research conducted in Muslim contexts: I – A Thematic review of the literature.” Journal of Health and Culture. 1(1): 46-57
Suleman M, Ali R and Kerr D (2014) “Health Diplomacy: A New Approach to the Muslim World?” Globalization and Health 10:50
Malik A, Bunce C, Wormald R, Suleman M, Stratton I, Gray M (2012) “Geographical variation in certification rates of blindness and sight impairment in England, 2008–2009.” BMJ Open 2012;2
Chou M, Malik A, Suleman M, Goldacre M and Gray M (2013) Time trends over five decades and recent geographical variation, in rates of childhood squint surgery in England. Br J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jun;97(6):746-51
Suleman, M., et al. (2010) “Exploring the variation in paediatric tonsillectomy rates between English regions: a 5‐year NHS and independent sector data analysis.” Clinical Otolaryngology 35(2): 111-117.
Alongside her university training and work in the NHS, she has been studying the Islamic Sciences and completed her Alimiyyah degree which she was given under the supervision of Shaykh Akram Nadwi at Al Salam Institute in 2013. She has also been appointed as an expert for UNESCO’s Ethics Teacher Training Programme and as a Council member at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.