Dr Fazil’s research has been in the area of ethnicity, disability and health. She has carried out research on the needs of Pakistani and Bangladeshi families with disabled children. The role of advocacy services in disability health provision and cancer care provision for people from diverse ethnic backgrounds. The health and social care needs and service provision of people from minority communities such as high attenders in primary care who are from a Pushtuun background and family members affected by close relatives drug problems.
Representing communities: Developing the creative power of people to improve their health and well-being
Dr Fazil is Co-Investigator on the above project. This project is funded as the part of Connected Communities, a cross-Council programme led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) designed to help us understand the changing nature of communities in their historical and cultural contexts and the role of communities in sustaining and enhancing our quality of life. This project is led by Cardiff University with a number of partners: the Glasgow Centre for Population Health; University of South Wales; University of Birmingham; University of Leeds and the University of the Highlands and Islands. The funding across all these UK partners from the AHRC is £1.5m for a three year study which started on 1st July. This post is funded for 2 years and 6 months starting on 1st January 2014.
The overarching aim of this project is to establish how community representations produced through creative arts practices can be used as forms of evidence to inform health-related policy and service development.
Further information can be found here: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/representingcommunities/
Fazil,Q., Bywaters, P., Ali Z., Wallace, L., Singh, G. (2002) Disadvantage and Discrimination Compounded: The experience of Pakistani and Bangladeshi families of disabled children in the U.K. Disability and Society. Vol. 17, No. 3, pp 237-253.
Ali, Z., Bywaters, P., Fazil, Q., Wallace, L., Singh, G. (2003) Attitudes towards disability amongst Muslim parents of disabled children in the UK: Considerations for service providers and the disability movement. Health and Social Care in the Community, 11, 6, 502-509.
Fazil, Q., Cochrane R (2003) Social and Cultural Origins of Depression in Pakistani women Pakistani Journal of Women’s Studies. Vol. 10 No. 1. pp21-30.
Fazil, Q., Wallace, L., Singh, G., Ali. Z., Bywaters, P. (2004) Empowerment and Advocacy – Reflections on action research with Bangladeshi and Pakistani families with severely disabled children. Health and Social Care in the Community, 12, 5, 385-397.
Mann, C., Fazil Q. (2006) Mental illness in Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Primary Care Mental Health Journal. Vol 4. 1, pp 57-66.
Fazil Q., Wallace, L., Hussain A. (2006) An exploration of the explanatory models of illness amongst Pushtuun families who are high attenders in General Practice living in the U.K. Diversity in Health and Social Care 3,3. pp 171-181 .
Orford, J. Copello, A. Simon, A. Waheed, H. Fazil, Q. Graham, H. Mahmood, M. McNeil S. Roberts, G. (2010) Offering a service to BME family members affected by close relatives’ drug problems. (In) Responding to Drug Misuse: Research and Policy Priorities in Health and Social Care.( Eds) Macgregor, S. Rouledge.
Fazil, Q., P Bywaters, P., Ali, Z., Wallace, L., Singh.G. (2010). Disadvantage and discrimination compounded; The experience of Pakistani and Bangladeshi families with disabled children, chapter no 13 (In Inclusive Education: Learners and Learning Context 2, M Nind, K Sheehy, K Simmons (Editors), London, David Fulton, 137-151, ISBN 978-0-415 58424-1. , M Nind, K Sheehy, K Simmons (Editors), London, David Fulton, 137-151, ISBN 978-0-415 58424-1.