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Farzana Rahman

Co-Founder of Happywisewell. Doctor, policy-maker, yoga teacher and holistic health advocate. Striving to eat more vegetables

I am a practicing Consultant Radiologist in London, England, and a health policy-maker. I trained at King’s College University in London where I also completed a BSc in Physiological Sciences. I was drawn to diagnostics as I find the anatomy of the human body fascinating. I still get excited by the technology that allow us to look inside the body! I loved my medical training but from an early stage I came to understand that medicine was a small piece of the puzzle when it came to improving health and well-being. I spent time in the health systems of different countries, some of which had fewer resources and completely different health needs. It made me want to learn more about how health systems work and so, in 2014, I completed an MSc in Health Economics & Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I feel privileged to work in the field of healthcare and to have seen its practice in different countries and environments. I’ve worked at the frontline of clinical care, specialising in Oncological Imaging in a large tertiary referral centre. I’ve also worked behind the scenes, shaping strategic health policy to help us meet an ever-increasing demand on services. What I’ve come to realise is that no matter where we are in the world, health is not just about medicine. Through yoga, meditation, travel and learning I've come to realize that our thinking, environment and how we spend our time all affect our wellbeing. I am excited to use the lessons I’ve learned so far to continue to explore, learn and grow.

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