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Bold Steps: Fireside chat with Dr Saleyha Ahsan

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Join us on Thursday, 20th April 2023, in-person

Join us for a fireside chat with Dr Saleyha Ahsan and hear how she carved out a tremendous career from STEMM , frontline military personnel in the British Army, to presenting on the BBC and ITV and a participant on Bear Grylls.

Dr Saleyha Ahsan is a British medical doctor, presenter and journalist. She has worked as a humanitarian doctor on the frontline in conflict zones and as an A&E doctor in the UK, presented programmes including Trust Me I’m a Doctor and reported on conflict, social affairs, medicine, healthcare and the COVID -19 pandemic.

Salyeha Ahsan started her journey in STEMM , graduating with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Salford. She was the first British Muslim woman to attend the integrated male and female Royal Military Academy Sandhurst’s Officer commissioning course. She achieved the rank of Captain in the British Army, and served in Bosnia as part of the NATO stabilisation force, completing three years in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Medical Support Officer.

She is currently examining the impact of attacks against healthcare in conflict zones as a Sociology PhD student at Magdalene College, Cambridge. All whilst a practising emergency medicine doctor in intensive care. We look forward to seeing you there.

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