Dr Ahmed Dahir Mohamed PhD, CPsychol AFBPsS

Ahmed Dahir Mohamed

University position

Senior Research Associate

Dr Ahmed Dahir Mohamed PhD, CPsychol AFBPsS is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


Department of Psychiatry


Developmental Psychiatry and Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Developmental Neuroscience


Psychologist interested in enhancing mental health and well-being in young people. Currently working in South East Asia and Australasia.

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Research Focus




Subjective Well-being

Cognitive Enhancement


Clinical conditions


Alzheimer's disease

Anxiety disorders

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder


Autoimmune diseases

Bipolar disorder


Cerebrovascular disorders

Childhood disorders

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Cognitive impairment


Depressive disorders


Digestion and nutrition disorders


Eating disorders

Enhancing Cognition in young adolescents and adults.


Genetic disorders

Hormonal disorders

Learning disabilities

Movement disorders

Multiple sclerosis

Panic disorder

Parkinson's disease

Personality disorders

Post-traumatic stress disorder


Seasonal affective disorder

Sleep disorders



Traumatic brain injury


Behavioural analysis

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Enzyme assays

Haemodynamic monitoring

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Randomised control trials


United Kingdom

Ruud Ter Meulen Web: http://www.bris.ac.uk/social-...


Wayne Hall Web: http://www.uqccr.uq.edu.au/researc...

Associated News Items

    Key publications

    Mohamed, AD (2015), “The Effects of Modafinil on Motivation and Salience of Pleasure in Healthy Individuals: Quantitative Evidence From the Cognitive Neurosciences” AJOB Neuroscience 6(1) PDF

    Mohamed AD, Lewis CR (2014), “Modafinil increases the latency of response in the Hayling Sentence Completion Test in healthy volunteers: a randomised controlled trial.” PLoS One 9(11):e110639 PDF Details

    Mohamed, AD (2014), “Neuroethical issues in pharmacological cognitive enhancement. ” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science 5(5), 533-549, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcs.1306/epdf PDF

    Mohamed, AD (2014), “The Effects of Modafinil on Convergent and Divergent Thinking of Creativity: A Randomized Controlled Trial” The Journal of Creative Behavior DOI: 10.1002/jocb.73

    Mohamed, AD (2012), “Modafinil Has the Potential for Addiction” AJOB Neuroscience 3(2): 36-38 PDF



    Oleg N. Medvedev, Richard J. Siegert, Ahmed D. Mohamed, Daniel Shepherd, Erik Landhuis, Christian U. Krägeloh (2016), “The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire: Transformation from an Ordinal to an Interval Measure Using Rasch Analysis” Journal of Happiness Studies doi:10.1007/s10902-016-9784-3


    Mohamed, A D (2014), “Reducing Creativity With Psychostimulants May Debilitate Mental Health and Well-Being.” Journal of Creativity in Mental Health


    Loewenthal, D., Mohamed, A., Mukhopadhyay,S., Ganesh, K. & Thomas, R. (2012), “Reducing the barriers to accessing psychological therapies for Bengali, Urdu, Tamil and Somali communities in the UK: some implications for training, policy and practice.” British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. DOI:10.1080/03069885.2011.621519

    Mohamed AD (2012), “The effects of modafinil on ‘cold’ cognition, creativity, and motivation in healthy volunteers. In: The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.” The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. The 28th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology 15, 239-240

    Mohamed AD, Sahakian BJ (2012), “The ethics of elective psychopharmacology.” Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 15(4):559-71 Details

    Mohamed, A.D (2012), “Modafinil has the potential for addiction.” American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience 3(2), 36-38. doi:10.1080/21507740.2012.666322.


    Mohamed, A.D. & Loewenthal, D. (2009), “Is it possible to ethically research the mental health needs of the Somali communities in the UK?” Journal of Ethics in Mental Health 4(1), 1-6