Sonia Islam Sony

Sonia Islam Sony


I am a full-time PhD student of Glasgow Caledonian University London. I completed my MSc Public Health in May 2016 from GCU. As public health is the major concern all over the world, I am very passionate about reducing health inequalities and improving health and wellbeing of communities, which led me to study on public health background.

From 2010 to 2014 I worked as a ‘Scheme worker’ within rural communities to improve health and wellbeing in Bangladesh. At present I am involved with ‘East London Genes & Health’ research project – the world’s largest community based research – as a ‘delegated researcher’ of Social Action for Health organisation.

As part of my work, I like to work for community development through community engagement; empowering people to take more control of their lives and enabling them to take more responsibilities for their health and wellbeing.

However, my study experience was full of satisfaction which led me to study my PhD at GCU London with expert and friendly teachers in an excellent study environment. I am really grateful to have such great supervisors: Dr Razak Abubakari and Dr Antony Morgan, who are public health specialists.

As a first year student of PhD, I have started to attend research club meetings and seminars, which help me to develop my skills and build networks with other researchers.


  • The effectiveness of lifestyle based self-management interventions for the people with type 2 diabetes among minority ethnic groups: An approach of structured literature review.
  • Supervisor: Dr Razak Abubakari.

Specialism & Interest

  • Public health, epidemiology, global health
  • Community development, community engagement, empowerment.

Current Research

  • Lifestyle interventions for women with gestational diabetes for reducing complications during or after pregnancy in Bangladesh.