Farah Islam

Farah Islam obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McGill University (2016) and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Université de Montréal (2018). Currently, she is a Doctoral student in Biomedical Sciences at KU Leuven and holds a Marie Curie Fellowship as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) as part of the TRANS-SENIOR Innovative Training Network (2019 – present). Specializing in Patient Related and Public Health Research, the objective of her Ph.D. seeks to evaluate new triage protocols for senior citizens who seek unplanned care in Belgium. You can find more information on her research project here. Moreover, she is currently the Bilingual Communications Coordinator for the Obesity Canada Students and New Professionals (OC-SNP) National Executive Committee (2018-2019).

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On 23 May 2023, Farah Islam successfully defended her PhD thesis "TELE-TRIAGE: improving the accuracy of a non-clinical operator led telephone triage service for older adults seeking non-urgent, out-of-hours unplanned care". More details.


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