Hamida graduated as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1982 from Cardiff University. She studied for a Masters in Periodontology and then went into general practice. She has been a practice principal and a Dental Vocational trainer for 18 years and also was a member of the Dental Vocational Training Authority for 8 years. She has been a member of the LDC for 30 years and has been semi-retired for the last year. She has lived in Wales for the last 42 years, since her graduation. She was also a committee member in "Women in Dentistry".