Fariha Tabassum

MA Global Health, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University

I’m a Masters of Arts student under the supervision of Dr. Elijah Bisung. I did my undergrad in International Development Studies at Dalhousie University and currently pursuing an MA in Global Health.

My research interests include addressing global health issues, poverty, equity on a global scale, human rights abuses, and colonialism which inspired me to write my thesis on “Advancing equity-centered research in global health: the legacies of colonialism in global health”. I have previously worked as an Evaluation Assistant at the Romeo Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace, and Security (formerly known as the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative) where we worked towards eradicating the use of child soldiers on a global scale. I was also privileged to work alongside Liberty in North Korea (LINK) with Robert Huish during my undergrad as an Activist. There we gave a voice to the voiceless and fund-raised enough to help a North Korean refugee escape from North Korea and donate towards the eradication of child soldiers.

I hope to continue my passion to fight for these injustices with Dr. Bisung in the CEHE lab, especially when dealing with issues of colonialism in present day research and practices in the field of global health. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, drawing, photography, and cooking up new dishes.

Contact: 18mft2@queensu.ca