Professor Shamima Rahman is Professor of Paediatric Metabolic Medicine at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH), and honorary consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. She trained in Medicine at Oxford University, and in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Professor Rahman established the Mitochondrial Research Group at ICH in 2000, aiming to improve the diagnosis and treatment of children affected by mitochondrial and other rare metabolic diseases by elucidating the underlying genetic basis and investigating novel therapeutic approaches.
Professor Rahman is an Editor of the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, a Senior Editor of the Annals of Human Genetics and Senior Adviser to the Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism’s Education and Training Advisory Committee. She sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Telethon), the Australian Mito Foundation’s Clinical and Scientific Review Panel, and the Medical Advisory Boards of the Lily Foundation and the Freya Foundation, and acts as a special adviser to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.