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Professor Waqar Ahmad



Deputy Vice Chancellor Research And Enterprise Middlesex University, Professor Waqar Ahmad is a social scientist with interests in religion and citizenship, and health and social care. His contributions have appeared in numerous books and journal articles. His latest works include, with Ziauddin Sardar Muslims in Britain: Making Social and Political Space (Routledge, 2012), with Hannah Bradby, Ethnicity, Health and Health Care: Understanding Diversity, Tackling Disadvantage (2008, Oxford: Blackwell) and articles in the journals, Social Science and Medicine, Sociology of Health and Illness, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. With Charles Husband, he edited the Open University Press book series Ethnicity, Health and Social Care.

Professor Ahmad's interests in research-policy interface have seen him work in both research and policy sectors. After several years as a senior researcher at Bradford, York and Leeds Universities, he spent three years as the Chief Social Scientist in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, accountable for all of the Office's internal and externally commissioned social research. Professor Ahmad is a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England's Research and Innovation Advisory Committee, having previously been a member of the ESRC Strategic Research Board. He has also worked with a number of other funders, including NHS R&D, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and NHS Regional R&D. In his current role, he has responsibility for research, enterprise, learning resources, and corporate social responsibility at Middlesex University.

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