Dr. Hannah Nazri serves as Director Recruitment for HPHR.


She is a specialty trainee doctor in obstetrics & gynaecology at the United Kingdom’s National Health Service England, and a DPhil candidate in Obstetrics & Gynaecology with a focus on endometriosis pathophysiology and biomarker research at the University of Oxford. She received her medical degree from the University of Bristol in 2013, with a BSc (Hons) Medical Physics & Bioengineering from University College London (one-year intercalated degree) in 2010. Following foundation training, she pursued her MSc Clinical Embryology at the University of Oxford with two merit scholarships to explore her interests in reproductive sciences and research. As a finalist of the 2020 UK Women of the Future Award for the Commonwealth Category and the Equality Lead for Europe of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Hannah is committed to combining her obstetrics and gynaecology career with non-profit work, not limited to youth education and women’s rights advocacy. Her HPHR blog, “Wanita” which means women in Malay and Indonesian, aims to educate on issues pertaining to women’s health. 

Blogs by Dr. Hannah Nazri

I never thought much about how interacted with others other than to follow the golden adage of treating others how you wish to be treated. However, traversing my formative years—childhood, adolescence, and university—unveiled a tapestry of challenges in my interpersonal engagements. One poignant memory was an exercise during an English language class when I was 16. We were told to write our name on a piece of paper and to pass it around for the whole class to give constructive feedback. My blank sheet of paper was soon filled with unkind comments and one that stood out was “To have a friend, be a friend.” It was a blow to my confidence to know that there was something wrong with me despite my excellent record in school but not quite grasp the nature of the “error”. I did not understand how I could offend anyone without meaning to, leading to my own special brand of college misadventures with a side of bullying.

The United Nations 67th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) was held from 6th to 17th March 2023. It is the only gathering convening intergovernmental and non-governmental/ non-profit organisations that discuss the current status of women globally as well as sharing best practices on advancing gender equality and women empowerment. CSW serves three core functions to promote women’s rights worldwide, to create a space for women to tell their stories and to create a blueprint to shape global laws and policies

Dr. Hannah Nazri recommends three books to understand how politics and economic climate, and culture can impact a patient's journey in accessing healthcare especially if they are women.

Dr. Hannah Nazri tells us why she is passionate about combining activism into her clinical work and research interests, the nature of science and how medicine cannot work in silo.

Dr. Hannah Nazri talks to Jessica Pin, an activist with the goal of comprehensive and equitable coverage of the clitoral anatomy in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (ObGyn) textbooks.

Dr. Hannah Nazri explains why FGM/C (female genital mutilation/ circumcision), period spot checks and rape jokes in school are due to internalised misogyny which we need to continually challenge.

Dr. Hannah Nazri discusses the role of social media in promoting health illiteracy and whether doctors should be online.

This week, instead of the usual blog article, Dr. Hannah Nazri recommends three films that emphasise the importance of listening to patients emphatically as well as developing the medical knowledge. Always listen to your patients.

Dr. Hannah Nazri discusses long COVID, a post-viral condition following COVID-19 and how we must include long COVID in our pandemic response.

Dr. Hannah Nazri discusses the gender pain gap, misogyny in medicine and how we should keep our minds open with 'Persistent Physical Symptoms' diagnoses.

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