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Wasim Ahmed

I am a  Google certified digital expert who is towards the end of a PhD in social media research.

I began to use social media and blogs to disseminate my work as soon as I started my PhD. By doing so I managed to generate interest and buzz in my work all around the world.

So far I have delivered over 40 talks on my research including numerous keynote talks such as to Boston University College of Communication. I have also delivered talks to the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), as well as to the UK government.

I have also worked with external organisations such as Manchester United FC, and attracted the attention of the mainstream media and have a letter of reccomendation from Paul Mason (he used to be the economics editor on Channel 4 News).

I am an expert in retrieving and analysing data from social media platforms and have worked on a number of academic and industry projects across the world. I have 25 recent LinkedIn recommendations which highlight my skill set.

I have also published numerous articles related to social media research, and I have outputs from work completed in the Health Informatics Research group where I worked as a Researcher, these publications are listed below:

Peer Reviewed Publication List


2017 SPACE





Non-peer reviewed publications




In addition to pubishing papers I have also enjoyed talking about my work and a full list of talks, workshops, and conferences can be found below:

Conference Presentations, Social Media Talks, and Workshops





I have good teaching experience and during my PhD I have taught on the following modules:

  • INF6029 Data Analysis (AUT SEM 2014, 2015 and 2016)
  • INF6003 E-Business and E-Commerce (SPRING 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • INF6028 Data Mining and Visualisation (SPRING 2015~16)
  • INF6032 Big Data Analytics (SPRING 2016-2017)
  • HAR6059 Public Health Informatics (SPRING 2017)
  • HAR655 Public Health Informatics (SPRING 2016~17)

I have also attended the following courses:

  • Digital Possibilities: Integrating Technology to Support Learning
  • Large Group Teaching: Lecturing
  • Small Group Teaching: Laboratory Demonstration
  • Academic Culture: Transitions & Expectations
  • Academic Culture: Transitions & Expectations

SPMentions of my research

Other achievements

  • Completed an internship with Manchester United as a visiting scholar.
  • Helped the University of Sheffield with a social media project.
  • In October 2017 visited an Information School Alumni at Harvard University.
  • Have a number of  recommendations from academia, the mainstream media, and industry. My favorite recommendation is from former Channel 4 News Economics Editor Paul Mason:

Wasim was able to help me gain a better understanding of the ‪#‎ThisIsACoup‬‬hashtag, and was an absolutely pleasure to work with. I would recommend Wasim’s social media skills to any journalist, organisation, or research team looking to better understand social media data.
– Paul Mason, Writer, Broadcaster, and Film Maker (@paulmasonnews)

You can catch me on Twitter – @was3210

I am a blog partner with Visibrain Focus, therefore some of the posts are produced in my role with Visibrain. Additionally, I am a member of the Social Media Research Foundation, and I am a Connected Action Partner which means some of my posts are produced under these organisations.

You can contact me at mail2wahmed@gmail.com

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A blog about my research by Wasim Ahmed is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. This is an independent blog, and I am blogging in a personal capacity. The content is not affiliated with an institution. The blog posts are provided for educational purposes.

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