Sana Zakaria

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Research Leader; Principal Investigator
Cambridge Office


Ph.D. in developmental neurobiology, King's College London; M.Sc. in molecular medicine, University College London

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Sana Zakaria (she/her) is a research leader working in science and emerging technology at RAND Europe with research interests and experience in the fields of research funding and allocation, strategy development, health and well-being policies and systems, technology-based health care and biotech, evidence uptake and implementation.

Recent Projects

  • Value of Experimental Medicine Infrastructure in the UK
  • Maximising impact of funded research
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia: cascade testing in the UK

Selected Publications

Sana Zakaria, Jonathan Grant and Jane Luff, "Fundamental challenges in assessing the impact of research infrastructure," Health Research Policy Systems, 2021

Sana Zakaria, Familial hypercholesterolemia cascade testing in the UK today, BHF

Claire A. Hawkes, Terry P. Brown, Scott Booth, Rachael T. Fothergill, Niroshan Siriwardena, Sana Zakaria, Sara Askew, Julia Williams, Nigel Rees, Chen Ji and Gavin D. Perkins, "Attitudes to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Defibrillator Use: A Survey of UK Adults in 2017," Journal of the American Heart Association