Shahid is Senior Research Fellow in the ActEarly Collaboratory with a special interest in citizen science and co-production. Prior to joining BIHR he held several posts in both the voluntary and statutory sector to drive forward the engagement and involvement agenda. In 2015 Shahid was the winner of Bradford’s Community Star Award for outstanding services to the voluntary sector and in 2021 he won the Chief Scientific Officer's Excellence in Healthcare Science Research and Innovation Award.

He has led on the ‘co-production’ of the ‘co-production strategy’ which has been implemented across the health sector and he describes his role as community activism through applied research.





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Shahid Islam; Rukhsana Rashid; Maria Bryant; Holly Schofield; Rosemary R.C. McEachan, (2022). The art of Patient and Public Involvement: exploring ways to research and reduce air pollution through art-based community workshops – a reflective paper. Wellcome Open Research
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Aamnah Rahman, Salma Nawaz, Eisha Khan & Shahid Islam , (2022). Nothing about us, without us: is for us. Research Involvement Engagement, 8(39), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-022-00372-8,
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Rosemary R C McEachan, Rukhsana Rashid, Gillian Santorelli, James Tate, Jamie Thorpe, James B McQuaid, John Wright, Kate E Pickett, Kirsty Pringle, Laura Bojke, Sally Jones, Shahid Islam, Simon Walker, Tiffany C Yang, Maria Bryant, (2022). Study Protocol. Evaluating the life-course health impact of a city-wide system approach to improve air quality in Bradford, UK: A quasi-experimental study with implementation and process evaluation. Research Square DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-1486145/v1,
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Adriana Ortegon-Sanchez; Rosemary R. C. McEachan; Alexandra Albert; Chris Cartwright; Nicola Christie; Ashley Dhanani; Shahid Islam; Marcella Ucci; Laura Vaughan., (2021). Measuring the Built Environment in Studies of Child Health—A Meta-Narrative Review of Associations. Enviromental Research and Public Health , 18(20), DOI: ; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010741,
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Shahid Islam, Neil Small , (2020). An annotated and critical glossary of the terminology of inclusion in healthcare and health research. BMC Part of Springer Nature DOI: 10.1186/s40900-020-00186-6,
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Bridget Lockyer, Shahid Islam, Aamnah Rahman, Josie Dickerson, Kate Pickett, Trevor Sheldon, John Wright, Rosemary McEachan, Laura Sheard, (2020). Understanding Covid-19 misinformation and vaccine hesitancy in context: Findings from a qualitative study involving citizens in Bradford, UK. medRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2020.12.22.20248259,
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Cronin de Chavez, A; Islam, S; McEachan RRC, (2019). Not a level playing field: A qualitative study exploring structural, community and individual determinants of greenspace use amongst low-income multi-ethnic families. Health and Place 118-126. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.01.018,
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Shahid Islam Neil Small Maria Bryant Sally Bridges Nicola Hancock Josie Dickerson, (2019). Assessing community readiness for early intervention programmes to promote social and emotional health in children. Health Expectations DOI: 10.1111/hex.12887,
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S Islam, N Small, M Bryant, T Yang, A Cronin De Chavez, F Saville, J Dickerson, (2018). Addressing obesity in Roma communities: a community readiness approach. International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare DOI: 10.1108/IJHRH-06-2018-0038,