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Dr Ghazala Tabasam


About Dr Ghazala Tabasam

Dr Ghazala Tabasam is a Senior Lecturer in Physiology and a member of the pain research team in the School of Rehabilitation and Health Sciences at Leeds Beckett University.

Ghazala Tabasam has been conducting research assessing the analgesic effectiveness of different stimulating parameters of IFT and TENS since 1995 using a variety of experimental pain models in healthy human subjects. Her research focuses on the analgesic effects of electrotherapy and a variety of non-pharmacological interventions used for pain management. Her PhD research focused on the clinical use of Interferential Current Therapy (IFT) and TENS. She is also interested in the influence of gender on response to pain and has presented her work at national and international conferences and published in peer reviewed journals. She is also a member of The Pain Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Current Teaching

BSc (H) taught course provision including Biomedical Sciences, Dietetics, Human Nutrition, Nursing, Physiotherapy.

Post-graduate research provision including MSc Biomedical Sciences.

Research Interests

Current research topics include gender and pain responses and evaluations of the effectiveness of TENS and IFC for the management of pain. Research conducted within the pain research team is regularly presented at conferences and published in peer reviewed journals and reaches a wide audience of health care professionals. It is also incorporated into our teaching practices.

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