Dr Ahmad Khundakar
Senior Lecturer in Health and Life Sciences
What area does your research focus on?
My research primarily involves investigating the pathological mechanisms behind brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and depression.
What are the other key aspects of your role?
I lead the Biomedical Science degree course, overseeing modules in pathology and neuroscience. Additionally, I conduct laboratory experiments and public health studies. I play an active role in leading and contributing to several internal and external committees.
What do you like to do outside of work?
My pastimes mostly revolve around music, sport, and food. I have a passion for listening to music and have been collecting and playing records for over 30 years! While I enjoy sport, particularly football and cricket, I mostly watch these days. Additionally, I love cooking for family and friends.
What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?
As a course leader, I have developed strong listening skills and have extensive experience helping students navigate difficult circumstances. My background as a medical writer may help me to assist with developing writing skills.