Dr. Saleyha Ahsan


RoleMedical Advisor & AdvocateBiographySalehya Ahsan is a practising A&E doctor at a London hospital, a former Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps and a broadcaster. After Sandhurst, Saleyha joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, where she led her troop on an operational tour of Bosnia. Her medical and military background form the inspiration for her media work to date. Saleyha left the Army in 2000 and her interests continue to lie in hostile environments. In 2001 ‘Dangerous Journeys’ for Channel 4, saw her travelling to both the Indian and Pakistan sides of Kashmir interviewing Kashmiri mujahideen in the pre-9/11 era. After gaining exclusive access just weeks after 9/11, she presented a BBC Radio 5 Live Special report from within a mujahideen training camp in Kashmir, and then also went onto make a further special report in Palestine during the intifada of 2002.