Farah is a clinical academic trainee in Nephrology and Transplantation at the Wales Kidney Research Unit, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Her training to date highlights a strong track record of commitment to excellence in clinical medicine and research. Graduating with merits from Barts & the London School of Medicine, University of London, she moved back home to Wales to complete her clinical training. She excelled in a wide range of clinical specialties subsequently gaining membership with the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP UK), and obtaining a national training number in Nephrology.
She simultaneously completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education, from the University of Edinburgh, and has an active clinical teaching portfolio. She has also been an active co-investigator on multiple portfolio phase 1-4 clinical trials, with an early understanding of the importance of research and the value it adds to healthcare.
Having competitively obtained 6-months research funding (Wellcome Trust ISSF3 Clinical Primer Award. July 2017), Farah has been instrumental in setting up and developing the Cytomegalovirus Immune Responses (CMVIR: IRAS #235946) clinical study at the Wales Kidney Research Unit in collaboration with the Viral Immunology Group and Cardiff & Vale UHB, to investigate the important and incompletely understood problem of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection in kidney transplant recipients. This has resulted in successful international presentations, further research funding, and appointment as a Welsh Clinical Academic Training (WCAT) Lecturer & Kidney Research UK Fellow. Farah is currently completing her PhD studies under the supervision of Professor Ian Humphreys in the Antiviral Immunity Group.