Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Honorary Senior Lecturer



+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. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Health Management and Leadership at City, University of London and Director for Global Engagement.

At Imperial, 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 (

Raheelah is the Knowledge Mobilisation Lead at the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) for Healthcare Associated infections and Antimicrobial Resistance, and the NIHR HPRU Respiratory Infections, Imperial College London. She is a co-investigator at the NIHR HPRU Modelling and Health Economics. This builds on her prestigious NIHR Fellowship in Knowledge Mobilisation (2016-2019) where she led 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, member  of the International Society for Global Health, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), Fellow of The Royal Society for Public Health and previously Senior Associate Editor of the peer reviewed international journal, Public Health.





Birgand G, Mutters NT, Ahmad R, et al., 2020, Risk perception of the antimicrobial resistance by infection control specialists in Europe: a case-vignette study, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, Vol:9, ISSN:2047-2994

Ahmad R, Zhu NJ, Leather AJM, et al., 2019, Strengthening strategic management approaches to address antimicrobial resistance in global human health: a scoping review, Bmj Global Health, Vol:4, ISSN:2059-7908

Charani E, Ahmad R, Rawson T, et al., 2019, The differences in antibiotic decision-making between acute surgical and acute medical teams: An ethnographic study of culture and team dynamics, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:69, ISSN:1058-4838, Pages:12-20

Kyratsis Y, Ahmad R, Iwami M, et al., 2019, A multilevel neo-institutional analysis of infection prevention and control in English hospitals: coerced safety culture change?, Sociol Health Illn

Ahmad R, Zhu J, Lebcir MR, et al., 2019, How the health-seeking behaviour of pregnant women affects neonatal outcomes: findings of System Dynamics modelling in Pakistan, Bmj Global Health, Vol:4, ISSN:2059-7908

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