Foram is a dedicated research associate working at the University of Birmingham since April 2023. In her role, she has been appointed as a reviewer for a crucial systematic review funded by the Blood and Transplant Research Unit (BTRU). The focus of this review is to conduct an evidence synthesis for the development of an electronic Patient-Reported Outcome (ePRO) system specifically tailored for patients with haematological malignancy treated with CAR-T therapy. This innovative approach aims to improve patient experiences and outcomes in this treatment context. As a reviewer, Foram plays a key role in analysing existing evidence, synthesizing findings, and contributing to the development of the ePRO system.
In addition to her reviewer responsibilities, Foram actively participates in composing research protocols and contribute to evidence synthesis for this project. She employs rigorous methodologies and analytical techniques to ensure the highest standards of research are maintained throughout the process. By effectively synthesizing evidence, she provides valuable insights and contribute to evidence-based decision-making.
As a dedicated and accomplished research associate, Foram has had the privilege of working at the University of Birmingham from August 2022 to March 2023. In this role, she was appointed as the second reviewer for a significant systematic review funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The focus of this review was to identify effective methods for including underserved participants in health research, with the aim of improving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the field. Foram's responsibilities included composing protocols, conducting evidence synthesis, and drafting ethics applications for submission. Through her meticulous work, she contributed to advancing knowledge and practice in EDI within health research.
Prior to this appointment, Foram held a research associate role at the University of Birmingham from March 2022 to July 2022. During this time, she had the opportunity to collaborate on a project funded by the NIHR, focused on core-outcome set development in population health (COS-PH). Within this interdisciplinary project, Foram managed a short-term project that spanned multiple work packages, with a particular emphasis on WP3. As part of her responsibilities, she investigated the influence of social determinants of health on published health guidelines, utilizing the well-known Dahlgren and Whitehead model. By exploring the impact of these determinants, Foram aimed to contribute to the development of comprehensive and contextually relevant health guidelines.
Furthermore, I deeply considered stakeholder involvement in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline development process for health outcomes. I actively participated in consensus meetings with stakeholders and communities, ensuring their perspectives were incorporated into the guideline formulation. This comprehensive and inclusive approach helped shape evidence-based guidelines that addressed the needs and preferences of various stakeholders.