Zainab Garba-Sani is a Policy and Strategy Trainee on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme and is on a 6-month placement with the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). Zainab started the Graduate Scheme in September 2018, working with NHS England’s Genomics Unit before joining the NIA Team. As part of the Scheme, Zainab is currently undertaking two postgraduate qualifications: one in Health Policy at Imperial College London and the other in healthcare leadership with the NHS Leadership Academy and the universities of Birmingham and Manchester.
Prior to joining the Scheme, Zainab graduated from the University of Bradford with a BSc (Hons) in Clinical Sciences in July 2017. She was then elected as the University’s Academic Affairs Officer, representing students locally, nationally and internationally in order to enhance and maintain best quality student experience. Within this role, Zainab worked with university senior management, the National Union of Students, students and other key stakeholders to influence policy and strategy within higher education.
Zainab is passionate about promoting equity and diversity and she actively volunteers within health and society to support this. For example, she is currently supporting NHS England’s equality, diversity and inclusion work, is on the organising team for TEDxNHS2019 and is an award-winning ambassador for the blood cancer charity, DKMS UK.