Publication List

Journal Articles 

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

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*).

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

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). 

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.

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(2015 RG Impact Factor 1.22).

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).

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.

Conference and Book Chapter Publications

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., 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.

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. (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) Using Twitter as a data source: An overview of current social media research tools (Updated for 2017) LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog 8 May 2017 (Accessed 24/06/2017).

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).