Publication List

Journal Articles 

Ahmed W, Marin-Gomez X, Vidal-Alaball J. (2020). Contextualising the 2019 E-Cigarette Health Scare: Insights from Twitter. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020. (2018 Impact Factor 2.4, #4 in Public Health Ranked by Google Scholar)

Katz MS, Ahmed W, Gutheil TG, Jagsi R (2020). Dicere Non Nocere: Public Disclosure of Identifiable Patient Information by Health Professionals on Social Media. medRxiv preprint.  

Gerard WR, Fenton A, Ahmed W, Scarf P. (2020). Recognizing Events 4.0: The digital maturity of events. International Journal of Event and Festival Management. In Press. (2018 CiteScore 1.73)

Downing, J & Ahmed, W (2019). #MacronLeaks as a “warning shot” for European democracies: challenges to election blackouts presented by social media and election meddling during the 2017 French presidential election. French Politics. (RG Journal Impact Factor: 0.53 & Q2 in SJR for Political Science and International Relations).

Vidal-Alaball J., Fernandez-Luque L., Marin Gomez FX., Ahmed W (2019). A New Tool for Public Health Opinion: Using Twitter Polls for Insight into Telemedicine. JMIR Formative Research. ( 2018 Journal Stats from Web of Science: h-index 35 / average citations per item 3.91).

Ahmed, W., Bath, P.A, Sbaffi, L., Demartini, G. (2019). Novel insights into views towards H1N1 during the 2009 Pandemic: a thematic analysis of Twitter data. Health Information and Libraries Journal (2018 impact factor 1.19/ ABS 2* & Q2 in SJR for Health Informatics).

Ahmed, W., & Lugovic, S. (2019). Social Media Analytics: Analysis and Visualisation of News Diffusion using NodeXL. Online Information Review. (2018 Impact Factor: 1.928 & Q1 in SJR for Library and Information Sciences).

Zhang, Z., & Ahmed, W (2018). A Comparison of Information Sharing Behaviours across 379 Health Conditions on Twitter. International Journal of Public Health. (2018 impact factor 2.373

Ahmed, W. (2018) Public Health Implications of #ShoutYourAbortion. Public Health Journal.  (2018 Impact Factor 1.696 & Q2 in SJR for public health). 

Ahmed, W. (2018) Using Social Media Data for Research: An Overview of Tools. Journal of Communication Technology.

Samuel, G., Ahmed, W., Kara, H., Jessop, C., Quinton, S., & Sanger, S. (2018). Is It Time to Re-Evaluate the Ethics Governance of Social Media Research?. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 1556264618793773. (2017 Impact Factor 0.953 & Q1 in SJR for Communication)

Brooks, D., Hughes,P., Farrington, C., Bath, P.A, McGregor. M, Ahmed,W. & Noble, B. (2018): Implementation of a metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin service led by a palliative physician, Hospital Practice Journal(2017 RG Impact Factor 0.72 & Q3 in SJR for Medicine).

Virginia, H., Ahmed, W., & Bath P.A. (2018) Evaluation of websites that contain information relating to malaria in pregnancy. Public Health Journal.  (2018 Impact Factor 1.696 & Q2 in SJR for Public Health).

Ahmed, W., Fayoyin, O., & Bath P.A (2018). Physical activity and long-term survival in older men and women: a 21 year longitudinal study. Activities, Adaptation & Aging. (2018 RG Impact Factor 0.33 & Q3 for Gerontology ) 


Bonne, M & Ahmed, W (2020). TikTok: The Ultimate Guide to Marketing to GEN Z. Amazon Publishing. 

Bonne, M & Ahmed, W (2020). InstaBusiness: The Quick Start Guide to Making it on Instagram. Amazon Publishing

Bonne, M & Ahmed, W (2020). A 20 minute quick start guide to getting noticed on Twitter in 2020. Amazon Publishing. 

Book Chapters

Fenton, A., Ahmed, W., & Hides, M. (2019). Audit to discover what value was added. Strategic Digital Transformation: A Results-Driven Approach (Eds), Routledge.

Ahmed, W., Bath, P.A., & Demartini G (2017) Using Twitter as a data source: An overview of ethical challenges.  Advances in Research Ethics and Integrity (Eds). Emerald Books.

Conference Publications

Ahmed, W., Bath, P.A., Sbaffi, L., & Demartini. G. (2020). Zika Outbreak of 2016: Insights from Twitter. Human Computer Interaction Conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

De Baets, S., Önkal D., Ahmed, W (2019). Nudging for improved forecasts of future expenses and saving. International Symposium on Forecasting.

Fenton, A., Chadwick, S. M., Dron, R. M., & Ahmed, W. (2018). Talking about sports brands-how our social media conversations reveal what we say. Proceedings EASM 2018, The European Sport Management Conference.

Ahmed, W., Bath, P.A., Sbaffi, L., & Demartini. G.  (2018) Moral Panic through the Lens of Twitter: An Analysis of Infectious Disease Outbreaks. ACM Digital Library, Social Media and Society Conference Proceedings. (Acceptance rate 47%).

Ahmed, W., Bath, P.A., Sbaffi, L., & Demartini. G.  (2018) Measuring the Effect of Public Health Campaigns on Twitter: The Case of World Autism Awareness Day. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(Acceptance rate 50%).

Ahmed, W., Bath, P.A., Sbaffi, L., & Demartini. G. (2018). Using Twitter for Insights into the 2009 Swine Flu and 2014 Ebola Outbreaks. IDEALS Proceedings. (Acceptance rate 73.6%).

Ahmed, W., Demartini, G., and Bath, PA. (2017) Topics Discussed on Twitter at the Beginning of the 2014 Ebola Epidemic in United States. iConference 2017 IDEALS Proceedings.

Lugovic, S., Ahmed, W., & Jocic, M. (2016)  Twitter and Teaching: to Tweet or not to Tweet?  Contemporary Issues In Economy & Technology (CIET). Split, 16-18th June 2016. 

Lugovic, S., & Ahmed, W. (2015) An analysis of Twitter usage among startups in Europe. INFuture2015: e-Institutions – Openness, Accessibility, and Preservation. Zagreb, 11-13 November 2015.

Ahmed, W., & Bath, PA. (2015) The Ebola epidemic on Twitter: challenges for health informatics. The Seventeenth International Symposium for Health Information Management (pp 289-289). York, 24 June 2015 – 26 June 2015.

Ahmed, W., & Bath, PA. (2015) Comparison of Twitter APIs and tools for analysing Tweets related to the Ebola Virus Disease. iFutures. Sheffield, 07 July 2015.

Other key non-peer reviewed publications

Ahmed, W. (2019) Using Twitter as a data source: An overview of current social media research tools (Updated for 2019) LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog

Ahmed, W. (2018) Croatia’s World Cup consolation: Google searches soar as world seeks information on finalists. The Conversation. (Accessed 16/07/18).

Ahmed, W. (2017). Review of the book The ethics of memory in a digital age: interrogating the right to be forgotten, by Ghezzi, A., Pereira, Â., & Vesnic-Alujevic, L. (Eds.). Information, Communication & Society.

Ahmed, W. (2017) Amplified messages: How hashtag activism and Twitter diplomacy converged at #ThisIsACoup – and won in Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. A Book of Blogs (pp.109 – 114). Sheffield, United Kingdom. 

Ahmed, W., Lugovic, S. (2016) Using Twitter as a teaching tool can boost engagement and enrich classroom debate and discourse. LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog June 23 2016 (Accessed 28/09/2016).

Ahmed, W. (2016). #ThisIsACoup: A Case Study of Data Journalism using Social Media. Data Driven Journalism Resource. ( (Accessed 04/07/2016).