Dr Ahmed Hankir MB ChB

Senior Associate


NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry,
University of Manchester


Ahmed is National Institute of Health Research Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry at the University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals. Ahmed’s research interests are wide ranging and include the portrayal of mental illness in film, literature and the media, and healthcare provision/policy in conflict zones. He is passionate about broadening participation for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds and has forged collaborative links with a number of institutions in the developing world. He is editor of the World Journal of Medical Education and Research and committee member of Doctors Support Network. He works closely with the psychiatry unit at the University of Cambridge and has published widely on mental health related matters. He has delivered a number of talks and key note lectures around the world. He joined Academic Frontiers in 2013 and is committed to promoting academic psychiatry and academic training opportunities outside of the Thames deanery. 

Ahmed is the recipient of numerous awards including the First Prize in the oral presentation competition (trainee category) in the 2013 Biennial International Conference on Mental Health in Cambridge University and the 2013 Royal College of Psychiatrists Foundation Doctor of the Year Award.