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Rammina Yassaie

Dr Rammina Yassaie MBChB MA PGCert

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Leadership


I joined Sheffield Hallam in September 2022 as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Leadership, having worked clinically as a medical doctor for over a decade.  Based in the Centre for Leadership in Health and Social Care, I am module leader for Leading People and Teams. I am passionate about compassionate and inclusive leadership, and empowering others to recognise their potential as leaders.


Empowering and developing others as clinical leaders is most definitely my "why". I strongly believe in leading with humanity and cultivating leaders that do the same.  I have significant experience in the creation, delivery and facilitation of leadership development education for multi-professional colleagues across health and social care, having worked as a freelance leadership development practitioner for five years prior to joining Sheffield Hallam.

I am a medical doctor by background having trained initially in Paediatrics, followed by General Practice. My leadership experiences are extensive and across multiple different organisations - including union representation, organisational leadership and systems leadership.

I have worked closely with the NHS Leadership Academy, the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and Health Education England, supporting the development of clinical fellowships in leadership and exploring effective strategies to engage a wider audience in the value of leadership in health and social care. This includes founding a social media leadership bookclub with BMJ Leader - the intention being to make leadership education and development accessible for all.

I am a passionate public speaker and have been invited to lead workshops at regional, national and international conferences, specifically on collective, compassionate and inclusive leadership.


Courses taught
Leadership in Health and Social Care

Modules taught
Leading People and Teams
Professional Leadership 


Journal articles

Yassaie, R. (2020). Stop infantilising doctors and send rotas out on time. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 370, 85-126.

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