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Dr Ahmed Younis

Dr Ahmed Younis

School: Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Associate Professor

Email: A.Younis@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Phone: 020 725 0972

Location: St. George's, University of London

Biography

Dr Ahmed Younis is an associate professor and director of the prescribing programme.

Dr Younis originally graduated from Cairo University Medical School's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Following graduation he gained clinical experience in Cairo, Egypt, then Saudi Arabia and Gaza, Palestine, before being offered a post as lecturer and later director of the physiotherapy and rehabilitation degree programme at Bethlehem University, Palestine. While in that post, Dr Younis carried out research towards his doctorate entitled 'Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injured People in Palestine', and set up the Palestinian Physiotherapy Association, becoming its first president. He moved to the UK to complete his studies with the University of Ulster, accepting a post as lecturer and later acting course director in the School of Health Sciences, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, where he remained until his present post.

His main teaching areas include: neurology; research methods and evidence-based practice; medical statistics and data analysis; and the development of blended and online learning (including courses in neurology and clinical skills for medical, physiotherapy and paramedic students).

Research interests include interdisciplinary education; traumatic brain injury; stroke; prescribing; investigative research techniques (including identity structure analysis with Ipseus software); complementary medicine particularly cupping, including founding and presiding over the British Cupping Society; and supervising a PhD research examining its efficacy. He is currently completing a book on data analysis and interpretation of results using SPSS.

Dr Younis is currently also Arab Vice-Chair of the Arab Jewish Forum, a House of Lords dialogue group, and a visiting professor at Bezmialem Vakif University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • Certificate, First Line management and leadership, Goodman Wilkinson Associates limited. 189 Queens Road, Leicester, LE2 3FN
  • Certificate in Tertiary Level Teaching, Robert Gordon University, Scotland
  • DPhil: "Social Reintegration of Spinal Cord Injured People in Palestine", University of Ulster, N. Ireland
  • Diploma in Education (Physiotherapy), Bethlehem University
  • Internship, Hospitals of Cairo University
  • BSc, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Professional experience

  • 2014 - present
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 1996 - present
    President, Palestinian Physiotherapy Association,
  • 1996 - present
    Consultant, The Society for Physically Handicapped People, Gaza Strip,
  • 2005 - 2014
    Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2000 - 2005
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 1999 - 2000
    Acting Course Leader, Physiotherapy Department, School of Health Sciences, Robert Gordon University,
  • 1998 - 2000
    Lecturer, Physiotherapy Department, Robert Gordon University,
  • 1995 - 1997
    Director, Physiotherapy BSc Programmes, Bethlehem University,
  • 1994 - 1996
    Consultant, Rehabilitation to the Society for Austro-Arab Relations, Jerusalem,
  • 1995 - 1995
    Visiting Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, University of Ulster,
  • 1989 - 1995
    Lecturer, Physiotherapy BSc Programmes, Bethlehem University,
  • 1993 - 1993
    Visiting Lecturer, Dept of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, University of Ulster,
  • 1988 - 1989
    Physiotherapist, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Health Centre, Rafah, Gaza Strip,
  • 1983 - 1987
    Physiotherapist, Head of Department, Talat Harb Hospital, Cairo,
  • 1983 - 1983
    Physiotherapist, El-Damam El Muwasa Hospital, Saudi Arabia,

Grants and funding

  • 2010 - 2011
    Enterprise Fund to develop SPSS Multimedia Course £10,000 Learning and Teaching Committee. Enterprise Department. Kingston University.
  • 2010 - 2011
    Development of Bespoke Course in statistics for clinicians from local trusts:£2500. Enterprise Department. Kingston University.
  • 2009 - 2010
    Develop SPSS online teaching £4000 Learning and Teaching Committee, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St. George's, University of London and Kingston University.
  • 2007 - 2008
    The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC): £200,000 Problem based learning in Second Life.

Publications

Number of items: 6.

Conference or Workshop Item

Younis, Ahmed (2014) History and Islamic overview of cupping. In: 3rd Complementary Medicine Conference: Abu Dhabi Cupping Conference: Prevention & Therapy; 24 Nov 2014, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.. (Unpublished)

Younis, Ahmed (2014) Mechanisms and theories of cupping. In: 3rd Complementary Medicine Conference: Abu Dhabi Cupping Conference: Prevention & Therapy; 24 Nov 2014, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.. (Unpublished)

Younis, Ahmed (2014) The impact of cupping on migraine. In: 3rd Complementary Medicine Conference: Abu Dhabi Cupping Conference: Prevention & Therapy; 24 Nov 2014, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.. (Unpublished)

Al Tamimi, M., Hussain, A., Younis, A., Abdulahad, N. and Nikoletou, D. (2014) Perceptions about exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation in two Arabic Gulf countries (Iraq and State of Qatar); a qualitative study in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their health care providers. In: ERS International Congress 2014; 06-10 Sep 2014, Munich, Germany. (Unpublished)

Al-Tamimi, Mouath, Hussain, Aisha, Younis, Ahmed, Abdulahad, Nameer and Nikoletou, Dimitra (2014) COPD patients' satisfaction with the quality and methods of current information delivery by health care providers at Hamad Medical Corporation; focused insight into patients' voice to improve quality of services. In: Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2014: Empowering Patient Care Improvement; 25-27 Apr 2014, Doha, Qatar. (Unpublished)

Al-Tamimi, M., Hussain, A., Younis, A., Abdulahad, N. and Nikoletou, D. (2014) Perceptions about exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation programmes in Qatar; a qualitative study in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and their respiratory clinicians. In: GulfThoracic Congress 2014: The 5th Annual Congress of the Saudi Thoracic Society & the Emirates Allergy and Respiratory Society; 13-15 Mar 2014, Dubai, U.A.E.. (Unpublished)

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