Dr Mehrunisha Suleman

M Suleman Passport Photo

Dr. Mehrunisha Suleman is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge and a Senior Researcher at The Health Foundation. Her research involves an ethical analysis of the experiences of end of life care services (EOLC) in the UK from Muslim perspectives. Dr. Suleman holds a DPhil in Population Health from the University of Oxford and a BA in Biomedical Sciences Tripos from the University of Cambridge. She also holds a medical degree and an MSc in Global Health Sciences from the University of Oxford. She has worked with Sir Muir Gray on the Department of Health’s QIPP Right Care Programme. She is an expert for UNESCO’s Ethics Teacher Training Programme and was awarded the 2017 National Ibn Sina Muslim News Award for health. She has an ‘Alimiyyah degree in traditional Islamic studies, which she was given under the supervision of Shaykh Akram Nadwi at Al Salam Institute in 2013. In 2019 she was appointed to the Nuffield Council for Bioethics.

More details on Mehrunisha’s research can be found here.


Mehrunisha talks about the Muslim perspective on dying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM26o3UVpKE


Suleman, M (2020) ‘Islam and Biomedical Research Ethics‘, https://www.routledge.com/Islam-and-Biomedical-Research-Ethics/Suleman/p/book/9780367191474.

Suleman, M., et al. (2019) “Elderly and End of Life Care for Muslims in the UK”, Muslim Council of Britain

Suleman, M., et al. (2018) “Islamic Ethics and the Genome Question” Brill Open E-Books Online ‘Studies in Islamic Ethics, Volume: 1’ Ed. Mohammed Ghaly Chapter ‘Islamic Perspectives on the Genome and the Human Person: Why the Soul Matters’

Suleman M, Ahmed A (2018) “ISLAM, HEALTHCARE ETHICS, AND HUMAN RIGHTS” Atlantic Council ‘The Islamic Tradition and the Human Rights Discourse’ Chapter 8

Suleman M, Ahmed A (2018) “GENDER AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN ISLAM” Atlantic Council ‘The Islamic Tradition and the Human Rights Discourse’ Chapter 7

Suleman M (2017) “Biomedical Research Ethics in the Islamic Context – Reflections on and challenges for Islamic Bioethics.” In: Bagheri A and Ali KA (eds) Islamic Bioethics: Current Issues and Challenges. Imperial College Press (2017)

Suleman M (2016) “Contributions and ambiguities in Islamic Research Ethics and research conducted in Muslim contexts: I – A Thematic review of the literature.” Journal of Health and Culture. 1(1): 46-57

Suleman M, Ali R and Kerr D (2014) “Health Diplomacy: A New Approach to the Muslim World?” Globalization and Health 10:50

Malik A, Bunce C, Wormald R, Suleman M, Stratton I, Gray M (2012) “Geographical variation in certification rates of blindness and sight impairment in England, 2008–2009.” BMJ Open 2012;2

Chou M, Malik A, Suleman M, Goldacre M and Gray M (2013) “Time trends over five decades and recent geographical variation, in rates of childhood squint surgery in England.” Br J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jun;97(6):746-51

Suleman, M., et al. (2010) “Exploring the variation in paediatric tonsillectomy rates between English regions: a 5‐year NHS and independent sector data analysis.” Clinical Otolaryngology 35(2): 111-117.