Dr Tazeen Saeed Ali

Interim Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan

​Dr Tazeen Saeed Ali currently serves as Interim Dean, the Shakur Jamal Endowed Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Innovation at AKU-SONAM, Pakistan, with a joint appointment as faculty member at the department of Community Health Sciences, AKU Medical College. 

She also serves as a supervisor and external examiner at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, and as International Advisory Board Member for the National Institute for Health and Care Research, NIHR, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Unit and as an expert for Sexual Violence Research Initiatives, SVRI.

A long-term member of AKU, Dr Ali has been associated with the University for over 30 years as an alumna, faculty member and part of the School’s senior leadership team. She completed her Diploma in Nursing (1989) and Post-RN BScN (1995) from SONAM, followed by a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from AKU-MC, Pakistan in 2001. She went on to obtain her Ph.D. in Medical Sciences in 2011 and undertook a Post-Doctorate Fellowship in Equity and Policy Development in 2019 both from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden.​

Dr Ali has a rich portfolio of work as a community nurse practitioner for over 10 years followed by an extensive career in teaching and research. She is an HEC-approved PhD supervisor, with her areas of research expertise being public health and sexual and reproductive health and rights in Pakistan.

She has contributed to more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and served on the boards of various global nursing forums such as the Nursing Network of Violence Against Women, NNVAW, Sigma Theta Tau International, STTI, the European Network of Violence Against Women, Population Association of Pakistan, and served voluntarily as the executive Board member in various NGOs including Parwaz and Shirkat Gah.​

As Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, she provides strong stewardship to strengthen and grow the School’s research and innovation portfolio, while steering AKU-SONAM towards institutional excellence and advancement as its current Interim Dean.