Our first Student Ambassador, Ghazel Mukhtar, joined our team in November 2020 to help us grow our student membership, explore what BME women in training want from a career in health tech and how NHS organisations can build a more diverse informatics workforce. Ghazel is a medical student at Imperial College London with a special interest in digital health. She organized the first national student-led conference on medical technology and has won a prestigious student research exchange placement at Harvard Medical School. In the past, she also worked on the deployment of a COVID-19 contact tracing application.
She is keen to support women from minority ethnic groups across all fields of study in their career development and provide opportunities for students to engage with their interest in Digital Health.
Ghazel presented the results of our student survey at Digital Health Rewired on the 16th of March 2021 and is using the data to develop new opportunities to support our student members.