Samara is a multi-disciplinary content producer.
She co-edited The Colour of Madness: Mental Health and Race in Technicolor (2022, Pan Macmillan) and co-authored Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography (2020, Biteback Publishing). She has contributed to Rethinking Labour’s Past (2022, IB Tauris/ Bloomsbury) and Understanding ‘Race’ and Ethnicity (2019, Bristol University Press).
Samara has written for several platforms, including the BBC, gal-dem, Black Ballad, Huffington Post UK, The Metro, The Skinny, New Economics Foundation, People of Colour in Tech, Fawcett Society, Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the British Medical Journal. She has also published research on mental health, public health, and medical education. Samara has won several awards, including ‘Best New Journalist’ (2016, Ending Violence Against Women Media Awards) and F. M. R. Walshe and Wilfred Francis White Prize in Neurology (2016, University College London).
Radio credits include Science in Action (2021, BBC World Service), Health Check (2020 and 2021, BBC World Service), The Evidence (2020 and 2021, BBC World Service), and BBC Inside Science (2021, BBC Radio 4). Television credits include Yung Filly’s Celeb Lock-In (2020, BBC Three).
Samara also holds several voluntary roles. She sat on the editorial board for the British Medical Journal’s award-winning Racism in Medicine special issue (2020). She was also a collaborator for the Cactus Foundation‘s global survey on mental health in academia (2020) and mental health editor for Dream Nation‘s mental health campaign (2015).