Dr Jamilah Meghji is a clinical academic with an 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. During her PhD she established a cohort of HIV-infected and uninfected adults completing treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis in urban Malawi, in order to investigate the prevalence, pattern and long-term impacts of residual post-TB lung damage on adults in this setting.
Jamilah currently works as a Respiratory Registrar at Imperial College in London and holds an MRC Skills Development Fellowship at LSTM. She is developing a specialist clinical interest in chronic respiratory infection, and her research work remains focused on improving outcomes for TB survivors with residual lung damage. ‘