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PhD student, The University of Adelaide: commenced November 2019


Supervisors: A/Prof Margaret Arstall (Northern Cardiovascular Research Group, Lyell McEwin Hospital), A/Prof Rosanna Tavella and Dr Prabha Andraweera (The University of Adelaide)


Thesis title: Assessing the influence of pregnancy and its complications on cardiovascular disease risk


Scholarship: Adelaide Scholarship International (The University of Adelaide)

Adeel started his PhD in Nov 2019 based at the Lyell McEwin Hospital with the aim of linking three databases i.e. Coronary Angiogram Database of South Australia (CADOSA), South Australian Perinatal Statistics Collection (SAPSC) and the North West Adelaide Health Study (NWAHS) of South Australia as part of his PhD thesis project. In November 2021 Adeel started working on the CADOSA database, and will spend some time at the BHI with his supervisor A/Prof Rosanna Tavella which will help him in linking CADOSA with SAPSC.

Adeel is a graduate of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan, and, after completing his internship year, he enrolled in a Masters of Science in Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. In addition, he was fortunate to secure a fully-funded Fogarty International Centre, National Institutes of Health (FIC, NIH) fellowship for three years, which included two years for his masters degree and one year for clinical plus research fellowship program.

Adeel is an academic researcher with 10+ years of experience in clinical and implementation research on non-communicable diseases (cardiovascular diseases, stroke), infectious diseases (Hepatitis C Virus), maternal and child health, adolescents’ health, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. He has an excellent track record of scientific writing skills with thirty research publications in peer-reviewed journals of high impact and is a reviewer of nine PubMed index journals. He was on the research faculty (4+ years) at a research-based institution, Aga Khan University, renowned in South-East Asia for its academic and research output in the field of Medicine, where he also supervised four students in the Master of Science program.