Dr Fatima Junaid MB BChir PhD AFHEA

Dr Fatima Junaid

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Specialty Trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Contact details

Heritage Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TH

Dr Fatima Junaid is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Professor Shakila Thangaratinam’s group in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, and a speciality trainee in obstetrics and gynaecology based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

She has a broad research background, with a PhD in basic science lab research in cancer stem cells, and experience in clinical studies, public health, and qualitative research in obstetrics and gynaecology. Dr Junaid has an interest in improving the experiences and outcomes for women during pregnancy and childbirth, including in women with additional medical needs.

Her current research activity is as part of Epi-Safe, a national, multi-million pound, NIHR-funded project, focussing on improving the care of pregnant women with epilepsy, who have disproportionate perinatal adverse outcomes.


  • MB BChir, University of Cambridge, 2018
  • AFHEA 2018
  • PhD in Medical Science, University of Cambridge, 2016
  • MRes in Stem Cell Biology, University of Cambridge, 2012
  • MA (cantab) in pre-clinical medical science (part I) and in history (part II), University of Cambridge, 2011

Other activities

Member of the Dame Hilda Lloyd Network


Junaid, F., Tomic, G., Kemp, R., & Winton, D.J. (2023). Single-copy Snail upregulation causes partial epithelial-mesenchymal transition in colon cancer cells. BMC Cancer, 23(153). PMID: 36788501

Junaid, F. and Badrinath, P. (2023). Role for Directors of Public Health in local gambling licencing. Perspectives in Public Health. 143(1):18-19. PMID: 36694967

Taylor, E.*, Junaid, F.*, Khattak, H., Sheikh, J., Ghosh, J., Kemah, B.L., Nelson-Piercy, C., Morley, K., Moss, N., Knox, E., Allotey, J., & Thangaratinam, S. (2022). Care of pregnant women with epilepsy in the United Kingdom: A national survey of healthcare professionals. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology276, 47-55. PMID: 35809458

Shackshaft, T., Junaid, F., & Badrinath, P. (2022). Making every contact count: Can healthcare professionals do more to avoid preventable child deaths? Child Abuse & Neglect132:105825. PMID: 35932657

Junaid, F. and Badrinath, P. (2022). Nosocomial COVID: the moral and clinical imperative for worldwide data collection and actionInternational Journal for Quality in Health Care, 34 (2). PMID: 35652479

Junaid. F. (2018). Embracing palliative care in Jordan: between hope and dignity. Asian Affairs, 44(1), 187-195.

Quilter, C. R., Bagga, M., Moinie, A.*, Junaid, F.*, & Sargent, C. A. (2012). Gene structure and expression of serotonin receptor HTR2C in hypothalamic samples from infanticidal and control sows. BMC Neuroscience, 13(1), 37. PMID: 22471812