Amina Ismail

Community Mobiliser

Amina works as a Community Mobiliser within the department of International Public Health. She has a MA in Education is a qualified Primary Teacher with experience working diverse communities in the UK and Middle East.

Amina currently supports a multidisciplinary Community Innovation Teams (CITs) working across deprived areas of Liverpool to identify reasons for vaccine hesitancy. She is working on the Liverpool Vaccine Equity Project taking lessons learned in the Global South and adapting them to suit the needs of communities in Liverpool. Amina's understanding of different communities has supported the CITs to develop resources and amplify local messages across different platforms to provide localised and personalised information regarding the COVID 19 vaccination from trusted sources. Her role includes Capacity Strengthening Community Innovation teams to develop data informed innovations to understand and address health inequity in Liverpool communities. She has supported the Community Innovation teams to write funding proposals and deliver targeted engagement events/strategies for communities with low vaccination uptake.

Prior to joining LSTM she worked as an Inclusion and Diversity lead in the Faculty of Education at Liverpool John Moores University. Amina has contributed to research identifying barriers experienced by BAME communities accessing higher education.