Bana holds a BPharm with a MSc in Pharmaceutical Technology. In 2019 she was awarded her PhD from the University of Bradford for her interdisciplinary work that combines materials engineering and biomedical sciences to develop injectable smart hydrogel drug delivery systems.
Currently, Bana is a Postdoctoral research assistant within the Polymer IRC at the University of Bradford. She is working on EPSRC- low carbon manufacturing project aiming to process and develop high efficiency recycling of polymers by solid state shear milling.
Her research focuses on understanding the structure-property relationship of polymeric soft matter when subjected to different processing conditions and application environments.
She has been an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2016 and was chosen as a Media Fellow British Science Association in 2019. During her media fellowship she worked as science correspondent and reported for the Daily Mail and the British Science Association. Bana is passionate about public engagement and science communication. She is a STEM ambassador and a contributing member of Café scientifique and Pint of Science teams.