Assistant Professor


Director of QAAA, Department of Medical Education


After completing his PhD in Social Epidemiology from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, Dr Mohamud joined Barnet College’ Foundation degree program, University of Middlesex in 2009 where he taught Research and Study skills to Foundation year students. He was also the Disease Processes module leader for the undergraduate Clinical Physiology degree. Prior to this appointment, Dr Mohamud was senior research fellow for ten years at the Centre for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London. He also spent six years of training and research at the Imperial College’s department of Medical Oncology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Departments of Medical Microbiology at the University of Nairobi and the Centre for Molecular Genetics National Museums of Kenya. Dr Mohamud joined the Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Social Epidemiology.


Dr Mohamud is the Director of Quality Assurance and Academic Accreditation Unit of the Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine. He is also the co-coordinator of Medical Research Block I for the undergraduate medical students and Block VII Basic Research Methods for the Masters of Medical Education.


  • Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London 2004 – 2008 Ph.D, Social Epidemiology
  • KASS School of Education, University of East London, 2008 – 2009 PGCE, Post Compulsory Education and Training
  • College of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya 1993 – 1995 M.Sc, Medical Parasitology
  • College of Education, Somali National University, Somalia 1985 – 1988 B.Sc, Biology


  • United Nation Development Program Scholarship 1993
  • Competitive grant awarded to pursue course in intensive epidemiology and medical statistics at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


  • Research Unit Committee (COM-R)
  • Quality Assurance and Accreditation Committee (COM-R)
  • Program Evaluation Committee (COM-R)

Research Focus

• Communicable and non-communicable disease dynamics in developing world
• Medical Education

On-going Student Research Projects 2015\16

Postgraduate (PhD)

Factors affecting Academic readiness of research supervisors: a comparative study

Postgraduate (Masters)

  • Level of Academic Stress among Dental health Students at King Saud University, Riyadh.
  • Perceptions of Practicing Graduates of King Saud University towards Clinical Nutrition Bachelor’s Program: A Qualitative Study.
  • The Effect of Language on the PBL Participation Level of 3rd year Undergraduate Medical Students at COM-M, KSAU-HS, Riyadh

Undergraduate Projects:

  • Association between Obesity and Eating Habits among Adolescents visiting shopping Malls in Riyadh City
  • Difficulties in the Process of Writing Research Proposal among Medical Students of King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science
  • Attitude towards depression amongst non-psychiatric physicians in Riyadh: A Cross-sectional study
  • Tobacco consumption and associated psychosocial risk factors among students of King Saud bin AbdulAziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh
  • Self-medication behavior with antibiotics among medical students at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
  • Knowledge and Attitude of Healthcare Workers toward Middle East Respiratory Syndrome: Multi-center Study in Riyadh


  1. Mohammed Khalaf AlMutairi, Sami Saleh Alenazi, Abdullah Alanazi, Nawfal Aljerian, Abdullah Alqahtani, Nesrin Alharthi, Salaad Mohamud^, Shoeb Qureshi*. Etiological Scenario of Childhood Injuries and Preventive Strategies: A survey of Primary Schools in Saudi Arabia. Eur J of Bus and Soc Sci, (2015), 4 (5) 24 – 39.
  2. Kamaldeep S Bhui, Salaad Mohamud, Nasir Warfa, Sarah Curtis, Stephen Stansfeld and Thomas J Craig (2012) Forced residential mobility and social support: impacts on psychiatric disorders among Somali migrants. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 12:4.
  3. Bhui, K., Warfa, N., Mohamud, S. (2010) Mental health service provision for asylum seekers and refugees In: D. Bhugra (Ed). Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers (pp. 287-298) Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  4. Bhui K, Craig T, Mohamud S, Warfa N, Stansfeld SA, Thornicroft G, Curtis S, McCrone P. (2006) Mental disorders among Somali refugees: developing culturally appropriate measures and assessing socio-cultural risk factors. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology. 41(5):400-8.
  5. Warfa N, Bhui K, Craig T, Curtis S, Mohamud S, Stansfeld S, McCrone P, Thornicroft G. (2006) Post-migration geographical mobility, mental health and health service utilisation among Somali refugees in the UK: A qualitative study. Health & Place. 12(4): 503 - 15.
  6. McCrone P, Bhui K, Craig T, Mohamud S, Warfa N, Stansfeld SA, Thornicroft G, Curtis S. (2005) Mental Health Needs, Service use and costs among Somali refugees in the UK. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 111(5): 351 - 7.
  7. Salaad Mohamud, Kam Bhui, Tom Craig, Nasir Warfa, Stephen Stansfeld, Sarah Curtis. (2004) Residential mobility and mental health: A cross-sectional Study of Somali refugees in London. Ethnicity and Health. 9(suppl. 1): S80.
  8. Bhui K, Mohamud S, Warfa N, Craig TJ, Stansfeld SA. (2003) Cultural adaptation of mental health measures: improving the quality of clinical practice and research. British Journal of Psychiatry. 183: 184 - 6.