Zarrin Seema Sididqui, MD, PhD

International Scholar

  •  MD Program Director | College of Health Sciences, VinUniversity
  •  Australia | Pakistan | Vietnam
  •   Mental health | Women's health

Languages: English, Urdu


Dr. Siddiqui is leading the MD Program at VinUniversity. She is a Psychiatrist with a PhD in Medical Education. Her career started as a medical educator at the WHO Collaborating Centre in the EMRO region followed by British Council and AusAID Fellowships. Before joining VinUniversity, she worked as assessment lead at the University of western Australia for 16 years. Dr. Siddiqui has received numerous awards/nominations for Excellence in teaching and supervision. Her two projects were shortlisted for Ronald Harden Innovation in Medical Education (RHIME) internationally. As a Board member of Multicultural services Centre of Western Australia and President of Pakistanis in Australia group, she has been working in the areas of migrant health and support. Her research focuses on planning, development and implementation of global health programs with a focus on mental health.


  1. Mental Health literacy in Pakistan
  2. Gender equality in health professions: an international collaboration


Siddiqui, Z.S., Anh, N.L.M. (2023). Embedding Social Medicine in the Health Professions Curriculum. In: Liamputtong, P. (eds) Handbook of Social Sciences and Global Public Health. Springer, Cham.

Last Updated: 29 June 2023