Dr Parveen Ali

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Parveen Ali

I work as a Senior Lecturer in School of Nursing and Midwifery. I have been associated with the University of Sheffield for more than 10 years now.

I am a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife (Pakistan), Registered Nurse Teacher, Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. I chair the Research Ethics Committee in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. I am an associate editor of Nursing Open (A Wiley Journal) and editorial board member of Journal of Advanced Nursing and Journal of Interpersonal Violence. I am a member of the BAME staff network and contribute as BME Students Committee Liaison Officer.

I joined the University as a PhD student in the School of Health and Related Research. Following completion of my PhD in 2012, I joined the University of Hull as a lecturer and came back to the University of Sheffield July 2014. My research focuses on gender based violence/domestic violence, inequalities in health related to gender and ethnicity, and health experiences of minority ethnic communities. I work closely with the organisation working on the issue of gender-based violence here in Sheffield and elsewhere.

I love my job. The University of Sheffield as my alma mater and as my workplace has given me opportunities to develop my personal and professional strengths and to research subjects that I am passionate about. It is through the work here in Sheffield that I received the Mary Seacole leadership award and Sigma’s Emerging Nurse researcher award for Europe.

In my spare time, I do a health show on a local community radio station to raise awareness about different health issues. The show enables me to use my language skills to answer questions from people about various health conditions.

My future goals are to continue to contribute to the field of gender-based violence and domestic violence and health of BME communities. I also love to contribute to the nursing profession here nationally and internationally to ensure nurses are prepared to meet the needs of individuals, families, communities and health care systems in this changing world.