Sabera Nazneen Rahman CBE FMedSci is a geneticist who specialises in cancer research and is a non-executive director for Astra Zeneca. She was previously head of Genetics and Epidemiology at the Institute of Cancer Research.
She was head of Genetics and Epidemiology at the Institute of Cancer Research, based at the Sir Richard Doll Building in Sutton. She specialises in research into the genetic mechanisms that cause cancer, particularly among groups with a predisposition to pediatric cancers or breast cancer. Through her research, Professor Rahman has provided improved screening and treatment options for NHS patients, and also provides advice on rare cancer genetics to clinicians internationally. She blogs about her work at Harvesting the Genome.
Rahman held a clinical role as head of the cancer genetics service at The Royal Marsden and St George's Hospital in south west London.
Rahman resigned from her position following in October 2018 following upholding on independent investigation of a complaint of systematic bullying spanning 15 years from 44 of her current and former staff and students . Rahman also lost a £3.5-million grant from the Wellcome Trust.
In 2017 Rahman was appointed Non-Executive Director and member of the Science Committee at AstraZeneca Plc.