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Dr Aamra Darr

I am a medical sociologist and qualitative researcher. My research expertise is in genetic services for consanguineous communities and multiethnic populations, inequalities in genetic service delivery and genetic communication.  My committee involvement has included membership of the WHO sub-group on consanguinity, UK Department of Health’s Human Genomics Strategy Group, European Alliance of Genetic Support Groups, the National Screening Committee’s Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Programme and the Bradford Infant Mortality Commission. 

I am currently a Senior Research Fellow (Hon) at the School of Health Studies, University of Bradford and Director of Genetics Communication Diversity (GCD). GCD is a private organization that works with Public Health Departments, offering consultancy and training courses for professionals on consanguineous marriage and genetics that aim to improve professional practice and increase the genetic literacy of the public.