Nisha is a mixed-methods Researcher in Social Science at Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) at University of Oxford. She is a Co-investigator for the ESRC-JST funded project "Ensuring the benefits of AI for All: Designing a Sustainable Platform for Public and Professional Stakeholder Engagement". In collaboration with researchers at Osaka University, this project aims to understand the perceived impact of AI in healthcare for stakeholders including patients, public, and healthcare professionals, and explore effective strategies to support a platform for stakeholder engagement and involvement in the development and implementation of AI initiatives in healthcare.

Nisha is also 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). 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.


Arora, S., Tsang, F., Kekecs, Z., Shah, N., Archer, S., Smith, J., & Darzi, A. (2020). Patient Safety Education 20 Years After the Institute of Medicine Report. Journal of Patient Safety, 1.

Zawati, M. H., Chalmers, D., Dallari, S. G., de Neiva Borba, M., Pinkesz, M., Joly, Y., … Hazel, J. W. (2019). Country Reports. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 47(4), 582–704.

Martin, G., Arora, S., Shah, N., King, D., & Darzi, A. (2019). A regulatory perspective on the influence of health information technology on organisational quality and safety in England. Health Informatics Journal, 146045821985460.

Shah, N., Martin, G., Archer, S., Arora, S., King, D., & Darzi, A. (2019). Exploring mobile working in healthcare: clinical perspectives on transitioning to a mobile first culture of work. International Journal of Medical Informatics.

Shah, N., Coathup, V., Teare, H., Forgie, I., Giordano, G. N., Hansen, T. H., … Kaye, J. (2019). Motivations for data sharing—views of research participants from four European countries: A DIRECT study. European Journal of Human Genetics.

Shah, N., Coathup, V., Teare, H., Forgie, I., Giordano, G. N., Hansen, T. H., … Kaye, J. (2018). Sharing data for future research—engaging participants’ views about data governance beyond the original project: a DIRECT Study. Genetics in Medicine, 1.

Scott, S. E., Birt, L., Cavers, D., Shah, N., Campbell, C., & Walter, F. M. (2015). Patient drawings of their melanoma: A novel approach to understanding symptom perception and appraisal prior to health care. Psychology & Health, 30(9), 1035–1048.

Shah, N., Castro-Sanchez, E., Charani, E., Drumright, L. N., & Holmes, A. H. (2015). Towards changing healthcare workers’ behaviour: A qualitative study exploring non-compliance through appraisals of infection prevention and control practices. Journal of Hospital Infection.

Castro-Sanchez, E., Charani, E., Drumright, L. N., Sevdalis, N., Shah, N., & Holmes, A. H. (2014). Fragmentation of care threatens patient safety in peripheral vascular catheter management in acute care- A qualitative study. PLoS ONE, 9(1).

Charani, E., Castro-Sanchez, E., Sevdalis, N., Kyratsis, Y., Drumright, L., Shah, N., & Holmes, A. (2013). Understanding the Determinants of Antimicrobial Prescribing Within Hospitals: The Role of Prescribing Etiquette. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 57(2), 188–196.


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