Short bio

Dr Hannah Nazri is an NIHR-funded Academic Clinical Fellow and specialty trainee doctor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Warwick, following the completion of her DPhil endometriosis research at the University of Oxford. As a finalist of the 2023 WeAreTheCity Award for Healthcare and the 2020 Women of the Future Award UK for the Commonwealth Category, she is committed to combining her medical career with non-profit work not limited to youth education and women’s rights advocacy; as the Founding Director of the Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children and the Equality Lead for Europe for the Royal Commonwealth Society. She is also a Board member of the Boston Congress of Public Health, and columnist of its journal, HPHR (previously the Harvard Public Health Review). Website: https//

Speaking engagements
  • 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.
  • Guest speaker for the 2023 Federation of International Women’s Association in London Women’s Health Conference on navigating a gender-biased healthcare system.
  • Moderator for the Royal Commonwealth Society European Equality Working Group webinar (May 2021) on “The Impact of Ethnic Minorities in Wales and RCS Wales’ Efforts Towards Zero Racism.”
  • Panelist for the Ditchley Foundation Virtual Panel – A Fourth of July Celebration: Three Great Americans and Their Lessons for our Times (July 2020).
  • Keynote speaker on the topic of “Youth Setting and Leading the Agenda for Change in Countering Extremism within the Context of Women’s Rights” for a civil society organisation that advocates for women’s rights within the Islamic framework, at the 2019 Sisters in Islam Regional Youth Caucus Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Oct 2019). Keynote touched on extremism against women including FGM and the gender pain gap, especially in women with endometriosis. Article inspired by speech here.
  • Speaker on “Education Inequality in Malaysia” as part of [i]mpact Stories by the United Kingdom & Eire Council of Malaysian Students (UKEC) (March 2019), as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Kalsom Movement.
  • First author oral presentation on “Small Extracellular Vesicle Proteins as Potential Biomarker of Endometriosis” at the 38th European Society for Human Reproduction & Embryology (Jul 2022). Oral presentation was pre-selected for the Basic Science Award.
  • Speaker for OxWEST (Oxford Women in Engineering, Science & Technology): Menstruation Unlocked – Periods, Pills & Pains (May 2021) – video recording.
  • Speaker on “Understanding Endometriosis” for the 2019 St John’s College Women’s Network and Senior/Middle Common Rooms (May 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 (March 2019).
  • First author oral presentation on “Peritoneal Fluid Small Extracellular Vesicles as Biomarker of Endometriosis” at the 14th World Congress on Endometriosis (Virtual) (March 2021).
  • 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 (January 2019).
  • First author oral presentation on “Exosomes as a Biomarker for Endometriosis” at 34th European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE) Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain (July 2018).
  • Co-presented research poster on “Characteristics of Exosomes in Peritoneal Fluid” at the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis, Vancouver, Canada (May 2017).
Study International, 25th July 2023
The Star (Malaysia), 10th January 2022
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”.

EnSpire Oxford, 2023

James WL Strong, co-founder of OxCura, 10th May 2023
Tatler Asia, 26th April 2021
Sisters in Islam, 19th October 2019
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