Sana Iqbal joined the Institute for Community Studies as a Senior Researcher in 2021, after successfully earning her PhD from Coventry University. Her doctoral research strived towards studying the relationship between humans and their environments – in particular, how can we organise our lives in urban environments for supporting communities’ well-being.

Driven by a passion for positive change, Sana has previously worked as a Project Officer at Coventry City Council, where she was responsible for capacity-building in local authorities to support socially-inclusive, sustainable transport initiatives and policies. She has vast experience of leading interdisciplinary research projects – both at higher education institutions and in the charity sector – and in linking research to practice and policy interventions in diverse contexts. Sana’s work, based on social and spatial analysis of marginalised communities, has received international recognition, presented at world-recognised conferences, and published in peer-reviewed journals. She also enjoys painting and is particularly fond of calligraphy.

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