Dr Osama Tashani
Senior Research Fellow
Osama is a Senior Research Fellow in Pain Studies at Leeds Beckett University. He graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 1983 in his country of origin, Libya, but chose to pursue a career as a scientist in physiology since 1986.
Osama is a Neurophysiologist and his main area of research is on sex and gender differences in pain. His research output had attracted media attention and international recognition which culminated in invitations to write editorials and the opportunity to recruit PhD students to follow novel ideas on different pain science topics. As an example, Osama has used his experiences in biostatistics and epidemiology to pursue a line of research on epidemiology of pain in the developing countries.
Recently, he has been engaged in research about the relationship between obesity and pain. Other areas of interests include: sensory physiology methodology, Quantitative Sensory Testing, ethnicity differences in pain responses and development of invertebrate model to study nociception and pain.
- Coordinator of undergraduate (pain) research investigations modules.
- Supervision of MSc and PhD projects.
- Module leader of Introduction to Pain Sciences pain.
- Module leader of Physiology Through the life span.
- Human Physiology (Dietetics and nutrition students, Mental Health nursing)
- Pathophysiology (Adult nursing and Acupuncture course)
- Pain Case Study.
- Research methodology.
Osama's research output on the effect of sex, gender identity and ethnicity on pain responses has shown that these factors are shaping how people are coping with their pain. This has an impact on how both patients and health professionals are approaching pain relief. This research had attracted both media and scientific community interest.
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