Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Assistant



+44 (0)20 3315 8424 ext 58424n.soliman16




Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





With a BSc (Hons) Pharmacology (University of Liverpool, 2007), an MSc in Drug Discovery Skills (King’s College London, 2015) and MRes in Cellular and Molecular Biosciences (Imperial College London, 2017), Nadia is in her final year of a PhD under the supervision of Prof Andrew Rice, the Pain Group.  Her co-supervisors are Prof Malcolm Macleod, CAMARADES, University of Edinburgh and Prof James Thomas, Eppi Centre, University College London. 

Her PhD is focused on developing automation technologies to improve the feasibility, efficiency and accuracy of preclinical systematic reviews while addressing neurobiological questions of interest.  As part of the IASP Cannabinoid Task Force she is currently leading the preclinical systematic review; ‘Systematic review and meta-analysis of studies in which cannabinoids were tested for antinociceptive effects in animal models of injury-related or pathological persistent pain’, and is using crowd science.  This review will provide empirical evidence to improve the field of pain and cannabis-based medicine animal research, the use of machine assisted technology and how to employ a crowd of scientists from around the world to ensure that research conduct is rigorous, interpretable, open and transparent. She also has an interest in sharing her military experiences and knowledge of leadership development to engender a more positive research culture. 



Bannach-Brown A, Hair K, Bahor Z, et al., 2021, Technological advances in preclinical meta-research, Bmj Open Science, Vol:5

Finn DP, Haroutounian S, Hohmann AG, et al., 2021, Cannabinoids, the endocannabinoid system, and pain: a review of preclinical studies., Pain, Vol:162, Pages:S5-S25

Haroutounian S, Arendt-Nielsen L, Belton J, et al., 2021, International Association for the Study of Pain Presidential Task Force on Cannabis and Cannabinoid Analgesia: research agenda on the use of cannabinoids, cannabis, and cannabis-based medicines for pain management., Pain, Vol:162, Pages:S117-S124

Soliman N, Haroutounian S, Hohmann AG, et al., 2021, A systematic review and meta-analysis of cannabis-based medicines, cannabinoids and endocannabinoid system modulators tested for antinociceptive effects in animal models of injury-related or pathological persistent pain., Pain, Vol:162, ISSN:0304-3959, Pages:S26-S44

Bahor Z, Liao J, Currie G, et al., 2021, Development and uptake of an online systematic review platform: the early years of the CAMARADES Systematic Review Facility (SyRF), Bmj Open Science, Vol:5, Pages:e100103-e100103

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