Rumana graduated from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (India) in Pharmacy and qualified as a registered pharmacist in India. After graduating she worked as a pharmaceutical researcher in Galderma India Pvt Ltd and gained experiences in designing and running clinical drug trials. She also obtained a diploma in Health Management from the Academy of Professional Studies, London and an MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research from the University of Aberdeen. In January, 2017 she completed a PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Aberdeen on the area of obesity and weight management in breast cancer survivors. Her PhD project title was “Design and Outcomes of a feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial of Lifestyle Intervention in Women Treated for Breast Cancer". This study aimed to design and check the feasibility of a complex weight loss intervention; which was grounded in the experiences and views of the women treated for breast cancer She has joined the Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen in 2012 as a research assistant on the SUDDICU study (a study of infection control practices in intensive care units) and since then she has contributed to a number of projects within the TRiaDS (in pharmacy, dentistry and optometry) implementation research programme. She is currently involved in the C-GALL (a randomised controlled trial of uncomplicated gallstone disease) study; development of core outcome set (COS) for symptomatic uncomplicated gallstone disease, and a meta-ethnographic synthesis of participants' reasons for drop-out from clinical trials.
Intervention development methodology Obesity management Clinical trials Pharmaceutical Public Health - To improve pharmacy services for better health and better care. Health services and health promotional research works - to encourage evidence-based practice and make sure research makes a difference in services and population health.