Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 3313 3244raheelah.ahmad00




Hammersmith HospitalHammersmith Campus





Raheelah is the Health Management Programme Lead within the faculty of Medicine at Imperial College, London. Her area of work is within the theme: Organisational Change, Health Economics, Sustainability and Evaluation at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit for Healthcare Associated infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (

 She has recently been awarded the prestigious NIHR Fellowship in Knowledge Mobilisation where she will lead research to evaluate sustained impact of interventions across the healthcare economy to address antimicrobial resistance. 

Her previous research experience includes mixed method approaches to the study of innovation adoption at the organisational level and evaluation of public health interventions in a number of international contexts (Family medicine model in Bosnia & Turkey; Global fund interventions to address HIV and TB in Ukraine & Moldova; Maternal health interventions in Pakistan; national mental health policy in West Africa).

Following 10 years of management experience in the National Health Service England, Raheelah completed her doctorate in Health Management at Imperial’s Business School. She also has a Masters in Health Services Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Mathematics degree from University College London. Raheelah is an associate member of the Health Group of the Management Department at Imperial's Business School, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), Fellow of The Royal Society for Public Health and Senior Associate Editor of the peer reviewed international journal, Public Health.





Lebcir R, Demir E, Ahmad R, et al., 2017, A discrete event simulation model to evaluate the use of community services in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease in the United Kingdom, Bmc Health Services Research, Vol:17

Iwami M, Ahmad R, Castro-Sanchez E, et al., 2017, Capacity of English NHS hospitals to monitor quality in infection prevention and control using a new European framework: a multilevel qualitative analysis, Bmj Open, Vol:7, ISSN:2044-6055

Kyratsis Y, Ahmad R, Hatzaras K, et al., 2014, Making sense of evidence in management decisions: the role of research-based knowledge on innovation adoption and implementation in health care, Health Services and Delivery Research, Vol:2, ISSN:2050-4349, Pages:1-192

Ahmad R, Kyratsis Y, Holmes A, 2012, When the user is not the chooser: learning from stakeholder involvement in technology adoption decisions in infection control, Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol:81, ISSN:0195-6701, Pages:163-168


Castro Sanchez EM, Iwami M, Ahmad R, et al., 2016, Application of novel outcome evaluation criteria to UK social marketing campaigns focused on infections, FIS/HIS 2016

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