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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr Wiam Alashek, MBBCh MEd LBMSC PhD


Lecturer in Global Public Health

Centre: Centre for Public Health & Policy



Currently, I am a lecturer in global public health unit at the Wolfson Institute of Population Health. I lead the disease management policy and practice module and research methods module for MSc course, and I contribute to teaching epidemiology and statistics module. I have experience in teaching different global public health modules to undergraduates as well as postgraduates. I participate in student assessments and evaluation. I supervise students’ projects and IBSc and MSc dissertations. Additionally, I am an examiner for Barts School of Medicine.

I graduated from the School of Medicine and I have practised general surgery for years then I achieved the Degree of the Board for Medical Specialities in Community and Preventive Medicine. I am interested in Educational Psychology (MSA) and Strategic Direction and Leadership (Level 8, Chartered Management Institute). I completed my PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham on 2013 and continued to work in academia since then.


Research Interests:

  • Global Public Health
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Preventive Medicine


Featured publications

Alashek WA, McIntyre CW, Taal MW. Epidemiology and aetiology of dialysis-treated end-stage kidney disease in Libya. BMC Nephrol. 2012 Jun 8;13:33

Alashek WA, McIntyre CW, Taal MW. Hepatitis B and C infection in haemodialysis patients in Libya: Prevalence, Incidence and Risk Factors. BMC Infectious Disease. 2012; 12: 265

Alashek WA, McIntyre CW, Taal MW. Vascular Access in Patients Receiving Haemodialysis in Libya. J Vasc Access. 2012 Jul 27:0. doi:10.5301/jva.5000089

Alashek WA, McIntyre CW, Taal MW. Determinants of survival in patients receiving dialysis in Libya. Hemodial Int. 2012 Aug 13. doi:10.1111/j.1542-4758.2012.00728.x

Alashek, W. A., et al. Reasons for unwillingness of Libyans to donate organs after death. Libyan Journal of Medicine 2009. 4.3

Wiam A, Alashek. Surgical management and length of hospital stay for diabetic foot. 2009: 105-108.

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