Syed is a lecturer in Public Health at ARU, a medical doctor, and a Public Health specialist
Syed is a lecturer in Public Health at the School of Allied Health (Public Health and Healthcare Management courses). He joined in December 2021.
Prior to this, he worked at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing, University of Sunderland, in the same position. Syed is a medical doctor by basic training and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Kuopio, Finland. He is currently pursuing his PhD from Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
Syed possesses extensive experience of public health which ranges from faculty positions to field experiences. He has experience in teaching and learning across Asia and Europe. He has worked in his home country Pakistan, and after that he joined the University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia, where he served for seven years.
During this tenure at University Malaysia Sabah, he was involved in establishing degree programmes for undergraduates and postgraduates. His work also involved conducting health promotion projects at the grass root level, especially for the underprivileged and rural communities. His antecedents include teaching and managing the project with Aga Khan University Pakistan and John Hopkins University, USA.
During his career he has supervised Master of Public Health students and published research articles in journals of international repute. Broadly, his focus area of research includes Non-Communicable Diseases, Communicable Diseases, Environmental Health, and Health Economics.
Syed has supervised multiple MPH students for their thesis