Short bio

Dr Hannah Nazri is an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and specialty trainee doctor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Warwick, having completed her DPhil in endometriosis research at the University of Oxford. As the Director and Founder of the Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Asia Network to End FGM/C, she is passionate about ending practices that discriminate against women and children in Southeast Asian communities. Recognised for her contributions to youth and education through The Kalsom Movement, she earned the Associate Fellowship of the Royal Commonwealth Society. Additionally, she was a finalist for the Women of the Future Award UK in 2020 and the WeAreTheCity Award for Healthcare in 2023. She serves as a Board member of the Boston Congress of Public Health and contributes as a columnist for its journal, HPHR.

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Full bio

Dr Hannah Nazri is an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Warwick. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Bristol, a BSc Medical Physics & Bioengineering at the University College London (1-year intercalated degree) and an MSc Clinical Embryology and DPhil at the University of Oxford. Her passion lies in delivering personalised healthcare, advancing endometriosis research, and advocating for gender equality. As the Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children Director and Asia Network to End FGM/C (female genital mutilation/cutting) Advisory Board member, she is committed to eradicating FGM/C and improving gynaecological health access globally and has collaborated with international and local non-profits, including the Asian Pacific Research & Resource Centre for Women and International Planned Parenthood Federation. Additionally, Hannah is a member of the Boston Congress of Public Health Board, a non-profit aiming to foster future public health leaders dedicated to social justice. She was a panellist at the 68th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) parallel event on FGM/C and has been a UN Women UK CSW delegate and CSW67 Data Literacy Working Group volunteer member. Recently, Hannah has been appointed to become a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Global Health Trainees’ Committee.

Previously, Hannah was awarded the Royal Commonwealth Society Associate Fellowship in recognition of her work with the youth education charity, The Kalsom Movement (2022 Commonwealth Education Awards finalist, 2020 UN Youth Sustainable Development Solutions Network Report top 50 charities). She was a top-5 finalist of the 2020 Women of the Future Award UK and was invited to the 2022 Commonwealth Diaspora Reception and the 2024 His Majesty the King’s Garden Party – both at Buckingham Palace.

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Speaking engagements
Endometriosis
  • May 2024: First author poster presentation on “Small Extracellular Vesicle Proteins as Potential Biomarker of Endometriosis” at the International Small Extracellular Vesicles 2024 (ISEV2024), Melbourne, Australia.
  • July 2022: First author oral presentation on “Small Extracellular Vesicle Proteins as Potential Biomarker of Endometriosis” at the 38th European Society for Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE) Annual Meeting, Milan, Italy. Oral presentation was pre-selected for the Basic Science Award.
  • May 2021: Speaker for OxWEST (Oxford Women in Engineering, Science & Technology): Menstruation Unlocked – Periods, Pills & Pains – video recording.
  • May 2019: Speaker on “Understanding Endometriosis” for the 2019 St John’s College Women’s Network and Senior/Middle Common Rooms.
  • March 2021: First author oral presentation on “Peritoneal Fluid Small Extracellular Vesicles as Biomarker of Endometriosis” at the 14th World Congress on Endometriosis (Virtual).
  • March 2019: First author poster presentation on “Exosome Proteins from Peritoneal Fluid Samples of Women as Potential Biomarkers of Endometriosis” at 66th Society for Reproductive Investigation Annual Scientific Meeting, Paris, France.
  • January 2019: First author poster presentation on “Exosome Proteins from Peritoneal Fluid Samples of Women as Potential Biomarkers of Endometriosis” at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Annual Academic Meeting 2019, London, UK.
  • July 2018: First author oral presentation on “Exosomes as a Biomarker for Endometriosis” at 34th European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE) Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain.
  • May 2017: Co-presented research poster on “Characteristics of Exosomes in Peritoneal Fluid” at the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis, Vancouver, Canada.
End FGM/C
  • March 2024: Panellist – Presented a talk on the medicalisation of FGM in Asia at the 2024 United Nations’ 68th CSW Parallel Event organised by the Asia Network to End FGM/C: “FGM/C in Asia: Evidence and Funding”.
  • March 2024: Guest speaker – Presented a talk on the medicalisation of FGM at the 2024 International Planned Parenthood Federation (Arab World Regional Office) and Mauritanian Association for the Promotion of Family International Workshop on “Exchanging Experiences and Learning on Quality of Care on FGM Survivors”. 
  • July 2023: Lead Discussant for the “Emerging Trends: Medicalization, Cross-border FGM/C, FGM/C Economics” at the FGM/C pre-conference at the 2023 Women Deliver, Kigali, Rwanda.
Interviews
The Future is Female: #IWD2024 – Gender Pain Gap: Women’s Pain Matters, Astro Awani, 10th March 2024
Study International, 25th July 2023
Majalah Nona (Malaysia), 22nd February 2021
Bernama TV Malaysia ‘Tea with Tehmina’ Interview Episode 2: The Kalsom Movement, 7th July 2020

More about The Kalsom Movement, an education charity based in Malaysia, here.

Berita Harian (Malaysia), 2011

A national newspaper article featuring The Kalsom Movement when I was the Director of Projek Kalsom Motivational Camp in 2011 and a third-year medical student at the University of Bristol. Title of article: “Students contribute to society during holiday”.

Mentions
Ova Health, 20th March 2024
Ova Health, 15th January 2024
The Star Malaysia, 17th October 2023
EnSpire Oxford, 2023

James WL Strong, co-founder of OxCura

Tatler Asia, 26th April 2021
Sisters in Islam, 19th October 2019
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