Dr Nancy Tamimi

Teaching Fellow/Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College London (KCL)

Teaching Fellow/Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Health and Social Medicine, King's College London

Nancy started her career as a dentist in the Middle East, then moved into academia. She gained an MSc in the Science of Dental Public health from Queen Mary University of London in 2003 and was awarded her PhD in Medical Sociology from Brunel University London in 2017. Her PhD work explores the use of electronic cigarettes, drawing on some sociological theories, such as Biomedicalization, Risk theories and Boundary Objects. She has presented her work at several events and conferences. See a blog on her thesis here.

Nancy is a Teaching Fellow and Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, King’s College London. In January 2018, Nancy became involved in Research for Health in Conflict (R4HC-MENA) project, The project is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Community and Public Health (ICPH) at Birzeit University in the occupied Palestinian territory. The overall purpose of the job is (1) to build research capability in conflict and health through co-development of courses and expertise bridging both academic, NGO and government sectors at KCL and ICPH; (2) to conduct research for development (evidence to inform policy-makers) as well as development (build research capacity); and (3) to build partnerships to achieve development goals and long term sustainability in both UK and the occupied Palestinian territory. Nancy is involved in the curricula development and training for the course on 'mental health research in conflic't in the occupied Palestinian territory. She is also involved in the research component focusing on uncertainty in wars and conflicts.

Nancy’s research interests include:

  • smoking
  • general and oral health inequalities
  • tobacco harm reduction
  • global health
  • experiences of health and illness
  • mental health and bioethics.

Nancy is an Associate Fellow for the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in the UK and a member of the British Sociological Association (BSA).