MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Dr. Balsam Ahmad
Doctorate, Newcastle University, UK I also hold MFPH (membership with the Faculty of Public Health through examition having passed the FPH part A and part B MFPH examitions)
Current or most recent Employer

Specialty Registrar in Public Health

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust University of Newcastle (associate status)
Time in Post - 7

Organisation Type: Government - civil service

Regional Expertise

Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, State of Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic,

Disciplinary or professional background

Development (applied), Health/Medicine, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights), Social/Public Policy

Contact Info

29 Jenifer Grove, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7QS.
Social Media

@DrBalsamAhmad (Twitter)

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Poverty or deprivation reduction ( 15 years )

Poverty or deprivation measurement ( 10 years )

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization) ( 10 years )

Health policy ( 10 years )


Academic publications Syria’s Contrasting Neighbourhoods: Gentrification and Informal Settlements Juxtaposed Balsam Ahmad and Yannick Sudermann

Academic conferences
Serious Infectious Disease: Challenges for Security and Defence, Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall, London Yale Program on Governce and Local Development Iugural Conference Intertiol Society for Environmental Epidemiology Health Impact Assessment

Professional or Trade Press

Policy Reports

Consultancy Reports