Teaching Portfolio

Teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates students has been a central part of my development as an academic. Teaching UG has been gratifying not only in my efforts to introduce students to a world of critical inquiry, but also in the way in which addressing my students’ difficulties with analytical writing and thinking has revitalized and refined my own research and writing. On the other hand, teaching graduate students pedagogical and professional skills has had much of the same sort of reflective benefit: I am now more cognisant of my own teaching skills and the pedagogical tenets behind those skills. I have always received excellent evaluations in both UG and PG courses. Students generally comment positively on my teaching philosophy, class presentation, organization, fairness, and availability.

From January 2022, Professor Ahmed joint Queen Mary University of London Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD) and Queen Mary University of London Global Policy Institute (QMGPI) as a Honorary Professor and Senior Policy Fellow.

In these new and exciting roles, I will share my experience and expertise across a wide range of sectors and
geographies through occasional training sessions, seminars or lectures as well papers, policy-briefs and
blogs to benefit both the GPI and FMD and their global partners.

Founding Director MSc International Management at the Science Policy Research Unit – SPRU (world leader in research, consultancy and teaching in the field of STI Policy), Sussex Business School.

The University of Sussex has been ranked best in the world for development studies, by the QS World University Rankings for several years. I have spent 15 years at the University of Sussex, where I established and led Sussex’s most successful postgraduate programme MSc International Management. Since it was established in 1966, SPRU is ranked 1st science and policy think tank in the UK and 6th in the world and has become one of the world’s largest specialized centres of its kind and a global leader in research, consultancy and teaching of science, technology and innovation policy and management. 

International Academic Career

For more than 25 years I have been fortunate enough to have a wide variety of teaching experiences both in the United Kingdom as well as international working experience. 

    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

    Honorary Professor (2022-)

    Global Policy Institute

    Senior Policy Fellow (2022-)

    SDGs Universities Initiatives

    Founding Director (2020-)