Arzoo Ahmed is a researcher at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and a research associate on the Genomics, Islamic Ethics and and Public Engagement project at Hamad bin Khalifa University in Qatar. She was Director at the Centre for Islam and Medicine from 2016-2019, an interdisciplinary research and education initiative addressing emerging moral challenges at the intersection of healthcare, religion and ethics. Her work at the Centre brought together professionals, academics, Imams, religious scholars and policy makers to explore the interaction of faith values in healthcare. Prior to this, she was a research associate on policy and evaluation projects at the Office for Public Management.
Arzoo read Physics at the University of Oxford, graduating with a BA, after which she completed an MPhil in Medieval Arabic Thought at the Oriental Institute, Oxford. She has an Alimiyyah degree in traditional Islamic studies and is currently studying on the philosophy MA programme at King’s College London, with a special interest in the ethics of science and technology. She is an accredited specialist philosophy teacher with the Philosophy Foundation. Arzoo was a participant on the University of Cambridge’s Senior Faith in Leadership programme at St George’s House in 2018 and has over 15 years of community grassroots service and engagement experience.