Dr. Fatima is a Research Fellow at Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University. Fatima received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health, University of Queensland. Her major interest is in sleep research, specifically in the epidemiology of poor sleep and emerging burden of poor sleep in the young population. She is interested in exploring the link between inadequate sleep and cardiovascular outcomes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.
Her research interest also involves identifying approaches to enhance health outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged population groups, specifically focusing on how epidemiological analyses can better inform policy and health services to reduce health disparities.