Dr Jamilah Meghji

Dr Jamilah Meghji is a clinical academic with a strong interest in respiratory health in resource poor settings.

Jamilah undertook her preclinical medical training at the University of Cambridge, with an intercalated degree in social anthropology in 2002, before completing her clinical medical training at Oxford University Medical School in 2005. She went on to obtain a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2008.

In 2014 she was the recipient of a Wellcome Trust funded Clinical PhD Fellowship. Her PhD was used to establish a cohort of HIV-infected and uninfected adults completing treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis in urban Malawi. The aim of her work was to determine the prevalence, pattern and long-term impact of residual post-TB lung damage on the lives and livelihoods of adults in this setting.

Jamilah currently works as a senior Respiratory Registrar at Imperial College in London. She is due to take up a 3-year MRC Skills Development Fellowship with LSTM in early 2019.  She hopes to use this time to further her clinical training in chronic respiratory infection, and to continue her work on post-TB lung damage. Her aim is to better understand the impact of this damage on the lives of patients in resource poor settings, and to design a feasible package of interventions to optimise their long-term outcomes.