Sajid Mahmood

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Postgraduate Research Student

School of Health and Related Research
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA

Email: sajid.mahmood@sheffield.ac.uk

Title of Research

Prevalence of underestimation of body weight and its associated factors among medical students in Karachi, Pakistan.

Biography

I earned my bachelor degree in medicine (MBBS) in 2005. Among those subjects included in the undergraduate curriculum of the MBBS, that of ‘Community Medicine’ caught my attention, as I had always been more interested in disease prevention than cure. After completing my clinical internship, I decided to move completely into public health rather than pursuing my career as a clinician.
To further develop my career and interest in research I joined the Research Officer Training Programme in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Aga Khan University in October 2006. During this time I took various research courses which helped me to narrow down my area of interest for public health. In order to pursue my career as researcher and to equip myself with epidemiological and bio-statistical skills, I joined the MSc Epidemiology & Biostatistics Programme in 2007 at Aga Khan University. Thereafter, I enrolled on the MPH programme at the ScHARR, to enhance my managerial and leadership skills that are necessary to be a complete public health professional. After completion of MPH in 2010, I continued my academic journey as a postgraduate research (PGR) student at ScHARR.

Research interests

o Obesity among children and adolescent
o Obesity among healthcare professionals
o Self-perception of body weight and obesity
o Anxiety and depression among healthcare professionals
o Systematic reviews

Teaching Interests

I teach on the Master of Public Health and undergraduate medical MBChB degrees.

Current project

Principal investigator: A university based cross-sectional study aiming to estimate the prevalence of underestimation of body weight and its associated factors among trainee healthcare professionals

Key publications

Mahmood, S., Relton, C., Croot, L., and Freeman, J. (2014) Do Healthcare Professionals Practice What They Preach in Reality? J Obes Wt Loss Ther, S, 3.

Mahmood, S., Freeman, J., and Relton, C. (2013) Overweight and obesity among tomorrow’s health professionals: A ground reality from a developing country. J Obes Weight Loss Ther, 3(7), 107.

Mahmood, S., Freeman, J., and Relton, C. (2013) Underestimation of body weight among students of medicine and allied health sciences in public sector institutes of Karachi, Pakistan. Proceedings of the International Academic Conference on Social Sciences, p.p134-140. ISBN 978-9941-05712-0.

Mahmood, S., Freeman, J., and Relton, C. (2013) Weight stigmatization among undergraduate students of medicine and allied health sciences of public sector institutes. J Obes Weight Loss Ther, 3(7), 80.

Mahmood S, Perveen T, Najjad M, Yousuf N, Ahmed F. Overweight and obesity among medical students of public sector institutes of in Karachi, Pakistan. J Obes Wt Loss Ther 2013; 3:1.

Perveen T, Mahmood S, Gosadi I, Mehraj J, Sheikh SS. Therapy for treatment of postpartum depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pioneer Med Sci. 2013; 3(2):198-204.

Mahmood S, Najjad MK, Ali N, Yousuf N, Hamid Y. Predictors of Obesity among Post Graduate Trainee Doctors: A cross sectional study. J Pak Med Assoc 2010; 60(9): 758-761.

Khan MS, Mahmood S, Badshah A, Ali SU, Jamal Y. Prevalence of depression, anxiety and their associated factors among medical students of public sector in Karachi, Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc 2006; 56(12):583-6.

Key presentations

o Oral presentation: “Underestimation of body weight among students of medicine and allied health sciences in public sector institutes of Karachi, Pakistan” at IACSS 2013- International Academic Conference on Social Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey on 27-28th July 2013

o Oral presentation: “Weight stigmatization among students of medicine and allied health sciences in public sector institutes of Karachi, Pakistan: A ground reality from developing country” at 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Obesity & Weight Management, Las Vegas, NV, USA on December 02-04th December, 2013

o Poster presentation: “Overweight and obesity among students of medicine and allied health sciences in public sector institutes of Karachi, Pakistan” at 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Obesity & Weight Management, Las Vegas, NV, USA on December 02-04th December, 2013