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Nisha Shah

Nisha Shah

Nisha Shah

MSc, BSc


Researcher in Social Science

Nisha is a mixed-methods Researcher in Social Science at Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) at University of Oxford. She is currently working on a collaboration with Nordic partners (Norway, Sweden and Iceland) on the Nordforsk funded project ‘Governance of Health Data in Cyberspace’. This aims to understand public and expert views about how data should be shared for secondary purposes and what implications this has for stakeholders with reference to new ways of capturing and using data. This work will identify the most appropriate mechanisms that should be applied to govern the sharing of data across different contexts.  

Nisha has previously worked on the IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) funded project ‘European DIRECT (Diabetes Research on Patient Stratification)’, which investigated personalised medicine for Type II diabetes patients. She explored DIRECT’s research participants’ motivations and preferences for sharing their biomedical and genomic data beyond the end of the project.

She also led the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Public Engagement for Biobanking Research’ (aka Waiting Room Project) to completion. This project investigated the opportunity to utilise time spent in clinic waiting rooms to engage public perceptions, through the use of digital technologies. It also explored views about key ethical issues about donating bio-samples and data for medical research.