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Azhin Omer

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

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Azhin is a Senior Lecturer in Law and a Doctoral Researcher in Medical Law and Ethics.

She is leading and teaching the Postgraduate Module: Legal Structure of Health Law.

Azhin is also a seminar tutor for Undergraduate Modules: Law of Torts; Public Law; and Medical Law.

In addition, she is also an LLB International Student Support Tutor; NLS Disability Tutor; NLS Erasmus Coordinator; and a supervisor for Independent LLB Research Projects.

Career overview

Azhin joined Nottingham Law School in October 2014, and has previously taught undergraduate students as an Hourly Paid lecturer at University of Lincoln. She has also previously acted as a member of

  • The organizing team of NTU Early Carreer Researchers Forum;
  • Nottingham Law School Research Committee; and
  • NTU College Research Degrees  Committee (CRDC).

Research areas

Azhin is currently working on:

  • Doctoral legal research project entitled “Developing Governance to Foster Healthcare Quality in Kurdistan Region in Iraq” (PhD)
  • A monograph on “the Healthcare Governance and the Quality of Care in Kurdistan Region of Iraq”

Previous legal research:

  • Masters of Laws on “Medical negligent system: Is this the right process to hold NHS doctors accountable for their errors?”

External activity

Member of European Association of Health Law

Member of SLS

Member of SLSA

Higher Education Academy

Sponsors and collaborators

Azhin is currently working on an external research paper with the academics of Nottingham Law School and Hawler Medical School in Iraq. This paper focuses on the psychological impact on the survivors of the International Crime of genocide and the availability of healthcare resources in KRI.



Chapter in Edited Book:

Omer, A. (2018). ‘A critical analysis of patient safety Strategies in Kurdistan Region in Iraq’ in Global Patient Safety: Law, Policy and Practice. Routledge: New York, pp223-234. ISBN: 978-1-13805278-9

Professional Conference Papers:

  • Keynote speaker: Omer A., (2018, November) "Kurdistan Genocide should not be ignored" Erbil, Kurdistan Region in Iraq
  • Omer A., Wheat K., Fattah A., (2018, November) “Uncovering PTSD Symptoms: What is the Psychological Impact of Genocide on the Survivors and How this been Dealt with by Healthcare Provision in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)?” Erbil, Kurdistan Region in Iraq
  • Omer, A. (2016, May). ‘Developing governance to foster healthcare quality in Kurdistan Semi-autonomous region of North-Iraq’ Paper presented at Nottingham Law School Research Conference, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
  • Omer, A. (2015, October). ‘Cross border healthcare, medical errors and liabilities: How effective is the EU Cross Border Directive?’  Paper presented at the European Association of Health Law Conference, Czech Republic.
  • Omer, A. (2014, September). Developing an ideal model of patient safety for Kurdistan region of North Iraq’ Paper presented at East Midlands University Conference, Leister, United Kingdom.
  • Omer, A. (2014, May). ‘Conceptualising a frame-work of patient safety for public hospitals in Kurdistan region of Iraq.’  Paper presented at Nottingham Law School Annual Research Conference, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Press expertise

  • Medical Negligence System;
  • Medical Ethics;
  • Professional Medical Regulatory Authorities;
  • Strategies for improving the quality of healthcare in the Middle East; and
  • Impact of political instabilities on healthcare system in the Middle East.