Mandana completed a medical degree with distinction in 2003 and a Masters degree in Public Health with distinction in 2014.
In her medical degree dissertation, she estimated the incidence of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia from pap smears amongst women in Iran and described the manner of treatment in Loghman Hospital in Iran from 1994 to 2002.
In her Masters dissertation, she conducted a systematic review to identify factors that influence men’s decisions to have a Prostate-Specific Antigen test for prostate cancer in the UK and the USA.
Mandana worked as a medical doctor in Iran from 2003 to 2012. She worked as a research assistant at Anglia Ruskin University from 2013-2015.
In 2016, Mandana was awarded a scholarship for a 3-year PhD research project at the University of Birmingham.
Mandana is interested in public health economics and the wider determinants of health. She is currently working on her PhD thesis: “Cross-cultural comparison of obesity prevention in children: United Kingdom and China”.