Uzma Tufail-Hanif

Dr Tufail-Hanif is the Deputy Programme Director for the ChM in Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, an online postgraduate programme delivered in partnership between the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Dr Uzma Tufail-Hanif

Deputy Programme Director for ChM Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

  • Clinical Surgery

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Appointments and Activities

Dr Uzma Tufail-Hanif joined the Department of Clinical Surgery in July 2013 to lead development and delivery of the ChM in Vascular & Endovascular Surgery. The programme launched in the same year that Vascular Surgery became a surgical specialty in the UK and aligned with the ICSP curriculum for Vascular Surgery training. She was also Academic Lead for the ChM in Urology until 2020.

Dr Tufail-Hanif completed both her undergraduate and postdoctoral degrees at the University of Edinburgh. Her Cancer Research UK funded PhD was undertaken in the Centre for Inflammation Research where she investigated a novel group of compounds with anti-cancer activity against small cell lung cancer.

Prior to joining the Department of Clinical Surgery, Dr Tufail-Hanif was involved in teaching undergraduate MBChB students in Edinburgh Medical School as an Associate Teacher.



Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

Association for Learning Technology (ALT)


Extra-contractual activities

University Senatus and standing committee membership

Elected as member of the University Senatus, which is the University's most senior academic body with responsibility for overseeing and regulating teaching, promoting research and student discipline.



Elected member of the Academic Policy and Regulations Committee with responsibility, on behalf of the Senatus, for the University's framework of academic policy and regulation. The committee also oversees the development, maintenance and implementation of an academic regulatory framework which effectively supports and underpins the University's educational activities.


College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine representative to Library Committee reporting to the Knowledge Strategy Committee


Elected Academic staff member of Senate (non-professorial) as College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine representative

AUGUST 2018–2020

Elected Academic staff member of Senate representing Readers, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers within the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine


Deanery of Clinical Sciences

•     Board of Studies member

•     Learning & Teaching Committee member

•     Staff-Student Liaison Committee member

•     Student Support Implementation Group member

•     Convener of the MSc in Critical Care Board of Examiners



ChM in Vascular & Endovascular Surgery:

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