Aamer completed his BSc in Sport and Exercise Science with upper second class honours from Coventry University in 2005. This was followed by completion of an MSc in Cardiac Rehabilitation from the University of Essex in 2006. Aamer then undertook a PhD at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham which investigated the biological mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in patients with rheumatic diseases. Aamer is currently a post-doctoral research fellow in the Rheumatology department of Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is and is also an honorary research fellow at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham.
During his post-doctoral fellowship, Aamer has examined vascular function and morphology in the Dudley Rheumatoid Arthritis Comorbitiy Cohort (DRACCO), and this has resulted in several important publications. The aim of the DRACCO project is to prospectively examine cardiovascular disease burden in RA, with patients undergoing detailed cardiovascular examinations at baseline and during regular follow-up visits. Patients have also been extensively genotyped at baseline and it is hoped that this will allow greater insight on the genetic aspects of cardiovascular disease in RA.