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Maryam joined Royal Holloway University in 2022 as a lecturer in Healthcare Management. Prior to that, she was a lecturer in HRM at Aston Business School, where she taught various HRM modules at different levels. She was also the course director and lecturer for Medical Management and Leadership at Aston Medical School.

She conducted her Ph.D. at the Royal Holloway University of London. Her Ph.D. was a comparative qualitative case study of the autonomy exercised by middle managers in healthcare organisations in England and Iran. 

She has a Masters in ‘Leadership and Management in Health’ and Bachelors in ‘Healthcare Management’. She has mainly worked in the areas of decentralisation in various forms including autonomy, international comparative research, middle managers, and identity. 

Prior to joining academia, she was a general manager in hospitals in both the public and private sectors.  Her role included the supervision of all aspects of the day-to-day smooth running of the hospital, such as managing the HR, finance, access, targets, and quality standards as well as contributing to the strategic planning. She has worked with a wide range of managers and clinicians at different levels.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

HRM/Healthcare , PhD, Autonomy in Healthcare Organisations , Royal Holloway, University of London

Award Date: 1 Oct 2017

Leadership and Management in Health , MSc, Kingston University

Award Date: 16 Nov 2010

Healthcare Management, BSc, University of Isfahan

Award Date: 5 Aug 2004

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