After successfully completing a medical rotation at Kings College London and obtaining her Membership of The Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), she decided to pursue a career in General Practice. She has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology (at Barts) and is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP).

In addition to her clinical work, she has been awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Fellowship; this combines a Masters in Public Health at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with Stroke Research at St George’s University of London.

Shazia has volunteered with an NGO in Kashmir following the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan and most recently she worked on a social action project in a rural healthcare centre in Rwanda.

Interests are General Medicine, Dermatology, Public Health and International Development.