Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Research Fellow



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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.





Charani E, Ahmad R, Rawson T, et al., The differences in antibiotic decision-making between acute surgical and acute medical teams - an ethnographic study of culture and team dynamics, Clinical Infectious Diseases, ISSN:1058-4838

Alividza V, Mariano V, Ahmad R, et al., 2018, Investigating the impact of poverty on colonization and infection with drug-resistant organisms in humans: a systematic review, Infectious Diseases of Poverty, Vol:7, ISSN:2049-9957

Castro Sanchez EM, Iwami M, Ahmad R, et al., 2018, Articulating citizen participation in national antimicrobial resistance plans: a comparison of European countries, European Journal of Public Health, ISSN:1101-1262

Rawson TM, Moore LSP, Castro-Sanchez E, et al., 2018, Development of a patient-centred intervention to improve knowledge and understanding of antibiotic therapy in secondary care, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, Vol:7, ISSN:2047-2994

Birgand G, Castro-Sanchez E, Hansen S, et al., 2018, Comparison of governance approaches for the control of antimicrobial resistance: Analysis of three European countries, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, Vol:7, ISSN:2047-2994

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