Mah Hussain-Gambles, born in Pakistan, is an entrepreneur, pharmacologist and social scientist. She emigrated to the UK (Hull) with her parents in the 1970s. Following secondary and further education at a comprehensive school in Hull, Mah read Pharmacology at the University of Sunderland. She worked as a scientist for a manufacturer of polyurethane foams, then as a formulation chemist inthe pharmaceutical company Sanofi Winthrops, Newcastle, 1992-1995. Mah completed a Masters degree and PhD (‘An exploration of the representation of South Asian people in clinical trials’ – 2004) in the Centre for Research in Primary Care, School of Medicine, University of Leeds. In 2004 she founded the company Saaf Pure Skincare Ltd., applying pharmaceutical expertise in the development and marketing of natural cosmetics. Since 2012 she has worked as a project manager in a large pharmaceutical company in Hull.