Rafiah Badat

Rafiah is currently being funded by the research arm of the NHS to explore the co-design and creation of digital therapy tools with and for individuals with additional needs.  This is work is being undertaken as part of a PhD at City, University of London with further research enhancement via the Alan Turing Institute. 

In 2020, as a Speech and Language Therapist with 17 years of experience in the NHS and 7 years focusing on digital opportunities, Rafiah was asked to be the primary author on the Royal of Speech and Language Therapists COVID-19 response telehealth guidance.  She was commended by the HRH Countess of Wessex for this work which supported digital transformation across the profession.

Rafiah is currently seconded to NHSX where she is supporting digital transformation across outpatient’s community services. 

Rafiah is a passionate about accessibility and inclusion for all as is evident in her PhD focus, in addition, Rafiah is a steering group member of the Shuri Network, the first NHS and care network of women of colour in digital health.