Dr Azra Meadows OBE

Dr Azra Meadows OBE
Dr Azra Meadows OBE is an Honorary Lecturer in the Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences at The University of Glasgow and is married to Professor Peter S. Meadows, along with whom she has carried out extensive work of an environmental, cultural and educational nature in both Scotland and Pakistan.

Dr Azra Meadows, OBE, is an honorary lecturer and an environmental consultant at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, School of Life Sciences, at the University of Glasgow.

Azra Meadows started lecturing at the University in 1990, and has over twenty years experience of coordinating higher education and rural community uplift projects in developing countries. Much of this work is conducted in Pakistan with Universities, Government and Non-governmental organisations and funded by DFID, the British Council, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, the Asian Development Bank, and the Scottish Government International Development Fund. She has also played a major role in the British Council initiatives such as the 'Connecting Futures' and the 'European Union Youth Project'. Both of these programmes aimed to promote cultural dialogue and better understanding post 9/11 between the youth of Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

Azra Meadows is the chairperson and trustee of the Scottish Pakistani Association, was a trustee and board member of the Scottish Academy of Asian Arts and has twice served as a trustee and council member of the Zoological Society of London.

She was awarded a British Muslim's Achievement Award at the House of Lords in 2002 for "Promotion of Educational Activities between the United Kingdom and Pakistan". In the June 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours, Azra Meadows was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for "Services to UK and International Community Relations".

Courtesy: universitystory.gla.ac.uk

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