Dr Aliya Darr

Research Fellow

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Aliya graduated from the University of Leeds in 1989 with a BA in Sociology and an MA in Policy Studies in 1996. Aliya’s PhD was awarded from the University of Bradford in 2001 and examined the underrepresentation of South Asian people in nursing, midwifery, radiography and physiotherapy.

Since then, Aliya has conducted considerable research of a qualitative nature in the field of health inequalities, focussing particularly on NHS service delivery and employment in relation to minority ethnic groups. Aliya’s research projects have spanned the statutory and voluntary sectors and covered issues relating to deafness, disability, epilepsy, heart disease and genetic disorders.

Aliya is currently employed as a Research Fellow on the DEPPLOY study which is funded by the NIHR;  evaluating the effectiveness of a suite of deprescribing tools in reducing problematic polypharmacy amongst frail, elderly people.

Research interests

Aliya’s research interests include patient safety, cross cultural attitudes towards health, wellbeing and illness and health behavioural change.