• Queen Mary University of London
  • Barts Health NHS
  • Bradford NHS
  • Manchester Uni

Community Advisory Board

Our East London Genes & Health Community Advisory Board meets twice a year.

The aim of this group is to provide community-based oversight, advice on any contentious issues, and monitoring scientific proposals, reporting to the ELGH Board. Specifically, to:

  • Review and comment on the appropriateness (but not scientific value) of Applications to use or access ELGH resources. The ELGH Board will categorise this into Applications for the Board to note, and Applications on which the group's considered review is sought.
  • Advise the ELGH Board on volunteer recruitment strategies.
  • Advise the ELGH Board on community relations and engagement.
  • Advise the ELGH Board on community priorities for research (e.g. diabetes) if resources are limited.
  • Assure ELGH volunteers over appropriate use of data and biological samples, including data security and confidentiality.
  • Advise the ELGH Board on any industry relationships (if required).


Community Advisory Board Membership (as of Nov23):

Cllr. Ahsan Khan

Ayesha Shabir

Ceri Durham

Faika-Rudaba Chowdhury

Georgios Sarafoglou

Grainne Colligan

Hafsa Hussain

Isma Ahmed

Lila Begum

Meanha Begum

Mehru Raza

Raqia Ali

Saadia Rahman

Sadaf Solangi

Salman Waqar

Sarah Gulamhusein 

Shabana Qadir

Siddiq Riwan 

Dr. Tahseen Chowdhury 

Dr. Zahid Chauhan

Zoinul Abedin