Naira is the Chair of the Scottish Minority Ethnic Women’s Network. She has presented her work at a number of conferences both in the UK and across Europe and was one of the founders of the academic network, The South Asian Social Research Forum which ran for over 10 years. As a Research Fellow at Stirling University her work focused on race, heath and housing. She has experience in research, training and development and has worked across strategic and operational management. Naira has worked across the Public Sector, the Voluntary Sector and both in Higher Education and the College sector.