Dr Enamul Ahsan

Deputy Head of School
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Medicine
Research Supervision:

Enamul is Deputy Head of Essex's first undergraduate School of Medicine. In this role, he oversees quality management of academic teaching, student support, interprofessional learning and EDI. He has a strong interest in admissions and widening participation, and is involved in community engagement.

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Enamul graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from Dundee University before completing his doctorate at the University of St Andrews. Following training in clinical immunology at NHS London, he moved into researcher roles focussed on immunoassay development at GSK and LGC.

Enamul progressed into higher education, first in clinical physiology run by Middlesex University, before moving to ARU as part of healthcare science degree team. He has led on modules involving anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, professionalism, and research methodology, and Postgraduate Major Projects. He also co-ordinated the Masters courses in orthopaedics and urology.

In 2018, Enamul joined the School of Medicine as the Biomedicine Theme Lead, and the following year took on leadership for Phase 1 of the programme. He was then promoted to Undergraduate Programme Lead and shortly after became the Deputy Head of the School.

Enamul has been admissions tutor for the programme and is leading on widening access to medicine for the School. He sits on external boards including Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), and represents the school at the General Medical Council (GMC), Medical Schools Council (MSC) and Health Education England (HEE).

Research interests
  • Biomarker and immunoassay development
  • Medical education
  • Widening participation
Areas of research supervision

Major Projects for various Masters programmes in healthcare and medicine.

  • PhD Molecular Biology, University of St Andrews
  • BSc (Honours) Biochemistry, University of Dundee
  • Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Lifelong Sector, Ascentis
  • PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MBA (due for completion in 2023)
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Member, UCAT
  • Member, QAA
  • MSC Selection Alliance
  • School Representative, HEE
Selected recent publications

Joseph, J. P., Joseph, A. O., Conn, G., Ahsan, E., Jackson, R., Kinnear, J., 2020. COVID-19 Pandemic-Medical Education Adaptations: the Power of Students, Staff and Technology. Medical Science Educator, 30(4), pp. 1-2.

Ahsan, E., Charin, J., Bridges, K., Bell, C., 2013. Clinical Physiology Associate Practitioner Scoping Exercise. NHS London.

Pang, S., Ahsan, E. S., Valdivia, H. J., Minguez, J., Foy, C. A., 2011. A pilot study to evaluate the application of a generic protein standard panel for quality control of biomarker detection technologies. BMC Research Notes, 4, 281.

Pang, S., Ahsan, E. S., Foy, C. A., 2010. Improved detection of cell surface proteins using an electrochemiluminescent cell-binding assay. Journal of Immunological Methods, 362(1-2), pp. 176-179.