Sharifah's research focuses on the intersection of global health law with international law. Her current research focuses on how we can achieve global health as a public good through international institutions and human rights. She is currently examining numerous new global health organisations such as UNAIDS, The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, UNITAID and the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunisations. She is also interested in the way in which these organisations interact with more traditional ones like the World Health Organisation and the World Bank. Sharifah also explores non-traditional forms of regulation in global health governance.
Her forthcoming monograph with Cambridge University Press entitled, 'Soft Law and Global Health Problems: Lessons from responses to HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis,' is due to be published in 2017.
Sharifah is currently an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Warwick. She holds a D.Phil. in Law (Warwick, 2012), an LLM in Public International Law (Distinction in research, Nottingham 2006), LLB Honours Makerere University, Uganda (2004).