Shehla is a paediatric clinical geneticist with 28 years’ experience predominantly in rare genetic conditions and in the care of children and families with complex life-limiting disorders. Until 2017, she had been Head of Service of the Guy’s Regional Genetics Service for 20 years. Shehla has a special interest in translating new technologies into a clinical setting and to enable the successful delivery of multidisciplinary and patient-focused services. With a strong clinical and managerial background she has successfully advocated for rare diseases and has developed and leads national Highly Specialist Services for a number of complex disorders with colleagues from the dedicated Rare Diseases Centre at St Thomas Hospital, London. Shehla has been the Principal Investigator in Phase III clinical trials whilst fostering international collaborations to improve patient outcomes. She is currently a member of the Highly Specialised Technologies Evaluation Committee at NICE.