Amira originally trained as an accountant before pursuing a career as a pharmacist. She gained her PhD in the in-field detection of New Psychoactive Substance (NPS) and led the first Home Office approved Drug Checking Service in the UK.
Amira also joined Swansea University as the MPharm Programme Director. Amira’s research interests focus on enhancing the in-field detection of NPS, detection of trace-level NPS, training and education of healthcare professionals on NPS and developing harm reduction interventions.
Amira is a committee member of JPAG, RPS LNW, RPS MEP advisory board and JPAG, RSIG.