Scottish Government pandemic advisor on cover of Grazia Pakistan

Prof Devi Sridhar was one of Nicola Sturgeon's highest-profile advisors on Covid.

Nicola Sturgeon’s Covid advisor Devi Sridhar appears on cover of Grazia Pakistan

Scottish Government Covid advisor Devi Sridhar has appeared on the cover of Pakistan’s edition of Grazia.

The 38-year-old is described as “breaking stereotypes” by the magazine, to which she gave an interview.

Professor Sridhar was one of Nicola Sturgeon’s highest-profile public health advisors during the pandemic, and works at Edinburgh University.

She tweeted an image of the front cover, adding: “Thank you Grazia Pakistan for this interview on education, science, being a woman in academia and sport. And for highlighting #pinktober – all about breast cancer awareness.”

Prof Sridhar, who was brought up in Florida by Indian parents, added: “Girls see these photos and may not realise the makeup/hair/production that goes into it. It’s art by a very talented team.

“It’s fun to get glam sometimes. Women should look and wear what they want anywhere in the [world]. {But it’s not how I look in real life}.”

The academic recently wrote a column in the Guardian newspaper accusing Rishi Sunak of handling Covid badly due to his “bubble of extreme privilege”.

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