Dr Shenaz Ahmed

Dr Shenaz Ahmed

Associate Professor in Public Health

+44 (0) 113 343 2441

Summary: Shenaz is Associate Professor in Public Health with research interests in the psychological, social and ethical aspects of prenatal and genomic technologies, and ethnic health inequalities.

Location: Room 10.90B, Level 10, Worsley Building

Current and recent research


  • Psychosocial and cross-cultural aspects of genomic technologies (UK, Hong Kong, China and Pakistan).  International research Collaboration Award, University of Leeds, £7564, January 2016, for twelve months. Principal investigator.
  • Tell it Right, Start it Right: an evaluation of training about Down syndrome for health professionals.  NIHR CLAHRC, £12,021.  Co-investigator.
  • Psychosocial aspects of prenatal testing technology and disability. World Universities Network funding, £3647, January 2013 for research meetings in Hong Kong.
  • Midwives' perceptions of ‘informed choice’. Flexibility & Sustainability Funding, NHS Leeds. £36,100; May 2011 for eight months. Principal investigator.
  • Exploring cross-cultural values of 'informed choice' in antenatal genetic screening using Q methodology. S Ahmed. Economic and Social Research Council: First Grants. £411,371; 2008–2010 for 36 months. Principal Investigator.
  • Antenatal mental health in a bi-ethnic population – understanding and responding to emotional and somatic distress in pregnancy. NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme. £249,999 July 2009 for 24 months.