Dr Taniya Sharmeen is a qualitative researcher with an academic background in bio-cultural anthropology. Taniya has extensive experience working as an academic and as a researcher. She has experience in designing, conducting, analysing qualitative research, undertaking systematic reviews and meta-analysis, working in lower middle-income countries and in multi-centre trials and working in NHS settings.
Taniya's present role as Qualitative Researcher involves qualitative assessment of systems which facilitate antibiotic recognition and use. She is coordinating the international study (ABACUS II) and providing guidance to the members of the research consortium including biomedical and public health researchers, physicians and PhD/masters students. Before joining the Nuffield Department of Medicine, Taniya worked as a Research & Teaching fellow at the University of Reading and University of Southampton. Her previous qualitative research involved mediation management among people living with dementia, primary health care providers perspectives on case finding for COPD, menopausal symptom experiences at midlife among British-Bangladeshis in the context of international migration, international students transition experience and evaluation of peer assisted learning in the academic curriculums. She has worked as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and involved in several research projects for UN and international organisations.