Sumera is a PhD candidate at the School of Pharmacy, University of Otago. She holds a master's degree in Pharmacology, and has a Doctor of Pharmacy from Pakistan. Prior to her PhD studies, she had been working as a pharmacist at a civil hospital in Pakistan.
Caregiver practices around medicine adherence
"My research focuses on the role of Pakistani women caregivers of older people and children and their practices around medicines. How do these women influence medication adherence and self-medication of the people under their care? How do caregivers incorporate cultural values into their caregiving role? What strategies do caregivers use to promote medication adherence?"