Professor Shamima Rahman is Professor of Paediatric Metabolic Medicine at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH), and honorary consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH), London, UK. She trained in Medicine at Oxford University, and in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine at GOSH. Professor Rahman established the Mitochondrial Research Group at ICH in 2000, with a mission to improve the diagnosis and outcomes for children affected by mitochondrial and other rare metabolic diseases. Her group focusses on discovering mitochondrial disease genes, developing novel computational diagnostic strategies, and investigating therapeutic approaches where there are currently no disease-modifying treatments.
Professor Rahman is an Editor of the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease and a Senior Editor of the Annals of Human Genetics. She has a passion for education and until 2019 was Senior Adviser to the Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism’s Education and Training Advisory Committee. Professor Rahman sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Telethon), the Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation’s Clinical and Scientific Review Panel, and the Medical Advisory Boards of the Lily Foundation for Mitochondrial Disease and the Freya Foundation for Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency, and acts as a special adviser to the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.