Osman Ahmed

Dr Osman Ahmed

  • 01202 968147
  • ahmedo at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer in Physiotherapy
  • Royal London House R601, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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Biography

I am currently a lecturer in Physiotherapy in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Bournemouth University. My background prior to this post was a mixture of clinical work in the UK and academic study in New Zealand. After undertaking my rotational physiotherapy posts locally at Poole Hospital, I studied a PG Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Otago, New Zealand. I returned to the University of Otago in 2008 to undertake and complete my PhD in the area of social media and sports concussion.

On my return to the UK, I recommenced my work for on an itinerant basis for the Football Association with their disability football squads. This position required me to work as a physiotherapist at the 2008 and 2016 Paralympic Games, as well as travelling with several of the disability football squads to various European and World Championships. I am still currently working with the England Cerebral Palsy football squad on a part-time basis.

As well as being a Chartered Physiotherapist in the UK and being registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, I am also registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and a registered International Sports Physical Therapist (IFSPT).

Research

My current research is directed on three main topic areas. In my research career to date I have undertaken studies into several aspects of concussion in sport, with a recent focus towards the interaction of the mainstream media towards concussion-related content. My clinical background in disability football has led me to explore the injury and illness patterns in several formats of disability football, and I am passionate in helping to support these athletes to perform to the maximum of their abilities. My other key area of research interest is the interaction between social media and healthcare, including healthcare education.

Journal Articles

  • Machado, G.C., Pinheiro, M.B., Lee, H., Ahmed, O., Hendrick, P., Williams, C. and Kamper, S.J., 2017. Smartphone apps for the self-management of low back pain: A systematic review. Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology.
  • West, L.R., Griffin, S., Weiler, R. and Ahmed, O.H., 2017. Management of concussion in disability sport: A different ball game? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 (14), 1050-1051.
  • Ahmed, O.H., Weiler, R., Schneiders, A.G., McCrory, P. and Sullivan, S.J., 2017. Infographic: Top Social Media Tips for Sports and Exercise Medicine Practitioners. British Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Ahmed, O.H., Schneiders, A.G., Mccrory, P.R. and Sullivan, S.J., 2017. Sport concussion management using facebook: A feasibility study of an innovative adjunct "icon. Journal of Athletic Training, 52 (4), 339-349.
  • Broman, D., Ahmed, O., Tscholl, P.M. and Weiler, R., 2017. Medication and Supplement Use in Disability Football World Championships. PM&R.
  • Weiler, R., van Mechelen, W., Fuller, C., Ahmed, O. and Verhagen, E., 2017. Do Neurocognitive SCAT3 Baseline Test Scores Differ Between Footballers (Soccer) Living With and Without Disability? A Cross-Sectional Study. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.
  • Ahmed, O.H. and Hall, E.E., 2017. “It was only a mild concussion”: Exploring the description of sports concussion in online news articles. Physical Therapy in Sport, 23, 7-13.
  • Bond, C. and Ahmed, O., 2016. Can I help you? Information sharing in online discussion forums by people living with a long-term condition. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics, 23 (3).
  • Ahmed, O.H., Lee, H. and Struik, L.L., 2016. A picture tells a thousand words: A content analysis of concussion-related images online. Physical Therapy in Sport, 21, 82-86.
  • Ahmed, O.H. and Weiler, R., 2016. Optimising concussion care in the United Kingdom: A rethink in the management strategy for sports concussion. Physical Therapy in Sport, 21, 107-108.
  • Lee, H., Struik, L. and Ahmed, O.H., 2016. ‘Sideline Guidelines’ by Cleveland Clinic Innovations: a smartphone application for the on-field healthcare practitioner. British Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Ahmed, O.H., 2015. The smartphone app “Rotator Cuff Injury/Strain” by Medical iRehab. British Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Ahmed, O.H., Weiler, R., Schneiders, A.G., McCrory, P. and Sullivan, S.J., 2015. Top tips for social media use in sports and exercise medicine: doing the right thing in the digital age. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49 (14), 909-910.
  • Ahmed, O.H., Lee, H., Schneiders, A.G., McCrory, P. and Sullivan, S.J., 2014. Concussion and Comedy: no laughing matter? PM&R, 6 (12), 1071-1072.
  • Lee, H., Sullivan, S.J., Schneiders, A.G., Ahmed, O.H., Balsundaram, A.P., Williams, D., Meeuwisse, W.H. and McCrory, P., 2014. Smartphone and tablet apps for concussion road warriors (team clinicians): a systematic review for practical users. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49 (8), 499-505.
  • Bond, C.S., Ahmed, O.H. and Hind, M., 2014. Implications for Research Methods When Conducting Studies With the Users of Online Health Communities. CIN-COMPUTERS INFORMATICS NURSING, 32 (3), 101-104.
  • Ahmed, O.H., Hussain, A.W., Beasley, I., Dvorak, J. and Weiler, R., 2014. Enhancing performance and sport injury prevention in disability sport: moving forwards in the field of football. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49 (9), 566-567.
  • Ahmed, O.H., Claydon, L.S., Ribeiro, D.C., Arumugam, A., Higgs, C. and Baxter, G.D., 2013. Social media for physiotherapy clinics: considerations in creating a Facebook page. Physical Therapy Reviews, 18 (1), 43-48.
  • Bond, C.S., Ahmed, O.H., Hind, M., Thomas, B. and Hewitt-Taylor, J., 2013. The Conceptual and Practical Ethical Dilemmas of Using Health Discussion Board Posts as Research Data. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, 15 (6).
  • Ahmed, O.H., Sullivan, S.J., Sullivan, S.J., Schneiders, A.G., Anderson, L., Paton, C. and McCrory, P., 2013. Ethical considerations in using Facebook for health care support: a case study using concussion management. PM&R, 5 (4), 328-334.
  • Ahmed, O.H., Sullivan, S.J., Schneiders, A.G., Moon, S. and McCrory, P., 2013. Exploring the opinions and perspectives of general practitioners towards the use of social networking sites for concussion management. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5 (1), 36-42.
  • Ahmed, O.H. and Pulman, A., 2013. Concussion Information on the Move: The Role of Mobile Technology in Concussion Management. The Journal of Community Informatics, 9 (2).
  • Williams, D., Sullivan, S.J., Sschneiders, A.G., Ahmed, O.H., Lee, H., Balsundaram, A.P. and McCrory, P.M., 2013. Big hits on the small screen: An evaluation of concussion-related videos on YouTube. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48 (2), 107-1115.
  • Ahmed, O.H., Hendrick, P.A., Bankier, S.S., Chan, T.J., Crawford, S.A., Ryder, C.R., Welsh, L.J. and Schneiders, A.G., 2012. Acute low back pain information online: an evaluation of quality, content accuracy and readability of related websites. Manual Therapy, 17 (4), 318-324.
  • Sullivan, S.J., Alla, S., Lee, H., Schneiders, A.G., Ahmed, O.H. and McCrory, P.R., 2011. The understanding of the concept of ‘rest’in the management of a sports concussion by physical therapy students: A descriptive study. Physical Therapy in Sport, 13 (4), 209-213.
  • Ahmed, O.H., Sullivan, S.J., Schneiders, A.G. and McCrory, P., 2011. Concussion information online: evaluation of information quality, content and readability of concussion-related websites. British Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Sullivan, S.J., Schneiders, A.G., Cheang, C., Kitto, E., Lee, H., Redhead, J., Ward, S., Ahmed, O.H. and McCrory, P., 2011. ‘What's happening?’A content analysis of concussion-related traffic on Twitter. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46 (4), 258-263.
  • Ahmed, O.H., Sullivan, S.J., Schneiders, A.G. and McCrory, P., 2010. iSupport: do social networking sites have a role to play in concussion awareness? Disability and Rehabilitation, 32 (22), 1877-1883.

Chapters

  • Ahmed, O.H., Loosemore, M., Hornby, K., Kumar, B., Sylvester, R., Makalanda, H.L., Rogers, T., Edwards, D. and de Medici, A., 2017. Moving concussion care to the next level: The emergence and role of concussion clinics in the UK. In: Mahfoud, T., McLean, S. and Rose, N., eds. Progress in Brain Research Volume 233: Vital Models. The Making and Use of Models in the Brain Sciences. Elsevier, 2-226.
  • Bond, C.S., Merolli, M. and Ahmed, O., 2016. Participatory Health Through Social Media. Participatory Health Through Social Media. Academic Press.
  • Bond, C.S., Merolli, M. and Ahmed, O.H., 2016. Patient Empowerment Through Social Media. Participatory Health through Social Media. 10-26.

Conferences

  • West, L., Griffin, S., Ahmed, O. and Weiler, R., 2017. Concussion knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs amongst sports medicine personnel at the 2015 Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships. In: IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport 16-18 March 2017 Monaco, France.
  • Verhagen, E., Khan, K., Ahmed, O. and Bower, C., 2017. Tweeting, liking, following, sharing: enhancing the protection of athletes’ health now and in the future. In: The IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport 16-18 March 2017 Monaco, France.
  • Weiler, R., van Mechelen, W., Fuller, C., Ahmed, O. and Verhagen, E., 2017. Do neurocognitive SCAT3 test scores differ between non-concussed national footballers living with and without disability? A cross-sectional study. In: 5th International Concussion in Sport Consensus Conference 27-28 October 2016 Berlin, Germany.
  • Machado, G.C., Pinheiro, M.B., Lee, H., Ahmed, O.H., Hendrick, P., Williams, C. and Kamper, S.J., 2017. Smartphone apps for the self-management of low back pain: A systematic review.
  • Ahmed, O., 2016. Classification in disability football: ethical and medical issues in ensuring consistency for a level playing field. In: Fortius International Sports Injury Conference 13-14 October 2015 London, England.
  • Bond, C. and Ahmed, O., 2015. "Where does my health information come from?": Information sharing in peer-to-peer health communities. In: Medicine X 25-27 September 2015 Stanford University, CA..
  • Ahmed, O., 2014. #hcsm: Healthcare and Social Media. In: DAPS Global Summit 13 November 2014 Nottingham, England.
  • Massimi, M., Bender, J., Witteman, H.O. and Ahmed, O.H., 2014. Life transitions and online health communities: reflecting on adoption, use, and disengagement. In: Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing 15-19 February 2014 Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • Ahmed, O., Lee, H., Alsanousi, A. and Struik, L., 2013. “This is what a concussion looks like”: An evaluation of sports-concussion related images on popular image-sharing social networking sites. In: Stanford Medicine X 2013 27-29 September 2013 Stanford University, USA.
  • Booth, R., Ahmed, O.H., Bond, C.S. and Paton, C., 2013. Ethical Issues in Socially Generated Online Information: A Multi-Professional Panel Discussion. In: Medicine 2.0. The 6th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health 23-24 September 2013 London.
  • Bond, C.S. and Ahmed, O.H., 2013. Using Health Discussion Board Posts as Research Data; How Contributors View the Ethical Considerations. In: Medicine 2.0 15-16 September 2012 Boston MA..
  • Lee, H., Ahmed, O., Balasundaram, A.P., McCrory, P.R., Meeuwisse, W.H., Schneiders, A.G., Sullivan, S.J. and Williams, D., 2012. Exploring the content of sports concussion apps for use by parents of youth sports participants. In: Stanford Medicine X 2012 28-30 September 2012 Stanford University, USA.
  • Bender, J., Witteman, H.O., Ahmed, O.H. and Massimi, M., 2012. A view of online communities across the life span: Current research and future trends. In: Medicine 2.0’12: Fifth World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps and Internet/Web 2.0 15-16 September 2012 Harvard Medical School, USA.
  • Ahmed, O., Sullivan, S.J., Schneiders, A.G., Williams, D., Lee, H., Balasundaram, A.P. and McCrory, P., 2012. Getting smashed online: A content analysis of concussion-related YouTube videos. In: Medicine 2.0’12: Fifth World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps and Internet/Web 2.0 15-16 September 2012 Harvard Medical School, USA.
  • Ahmed, O.H., Sullivan, S.J., Schneiders, A.G. and McCrory, P., 2011. iCon: Utilizing Facebook to deliver best-practice concussion management. In: Division of Health Sciences Research Forum 19 October 2011 University of Otago, New Zealand.
  • Ahmed, O.H., Sullivan, S.J., Schneiders, A.G. and McCrory, P., 2011. iCon: Utilizing Facebook to deliver best-practice concussion management. In: Medicine 2.0'11: Fourth World Congress on Social Media and Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Research 16-18 September 2011 Stanford University, USA.
  • Sullivan, S.J., Schneiders, A.G., Ahmed, O.H., Lee, H., Cheang, C., Kitto, E., Redhead, J., Ward, S. and McCrory, P., 2011. Exploring the use of Twitter as an emerging technology for concussion awareness. In: Technologies in Sport: Performance, Bodies and Ethics Symposium 20-22 September 2011 University of Otago, New Zealand.
  • Ahmed, O., Sullivan, S.J., Schneiders, A.G. and McCrory, P., 2010. iSupport: Social networking meets medical education. In: NZSOPA Sports Physiotherapy Symposium 11-13 March 2010 Tauranga, New Zealand.
  • Ahmed, O.H., Sullivan, S.J., Schneiders, A.G. and McCrory, P., 2010. Social networking and concussion awareness: the emerging concept of ‘‘iSupport’’. In: International Brain Injury Association’s Eighth World Congress on Brain Injury, 10 March 2010-14 March 2014 Washington DC, USA.
  • Sullivan, S.J., Ahmed, O.H., Smith, J. and Schneiders, A.G., 2007. Putting ″Massage″ back into massage therapy research. In: Massage New Zealand 1st National Massage Forum 30 August-2 September 2007 Wellington, New Zealand.

PhD Students

  • Jim Odell (Identification of migraine subgroups and development of clinical prediction rules for manual therapy)
  • Jim Odell

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Innovation in Physiotherapy
  • Science for Physiotherapy Practice

Grants

  • “BUPhysio Snap”- The introduction of a Snapchat adjunct to an undergraduate physiotherapy programme (The Centre for Excellence in Learning and the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, 05 Feb 2017). Awarded

External Responsibilities

  • World Rugby, External member of Institutional Ethics Committee
  • Institute of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Board member
  • One Voice, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Canada, Community of Practice member

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Working at 2016 Rio Paralympic Games
  • Disability History Month 2016

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy (University of Nottingham, England, 2002)
  • PG Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy (University of Otago, New Zealand, 2007)
  • PhD in Doctor of Philosophy (University of Otago, New Zealand, 2013)

Memberships

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Member,
  • Health and Care Professions Council, Member,
  • International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy, Member,
  • Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand, Member,
The data on this page was last updated at 04:09 on October 23, 2017.