Dr Mona Nasser
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Dr Mona Nasser

Professor in Clinical Epidemiology and Oral Health Research

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)

Dr Mona Nasser can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Dentistry
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Systematic reviews
  • Health technology assessment
Biography

Biography

- Professor in Clinical Epidemiology and Oral Health Research (Dental School, University of Plymouth)

- QUEST Visiting Fellow (2023) QUEST Center - BIH at Charité (bihealth.org)

- NIHR Oral and Dental Specialty Lead South West Peninsula Clinical Research Network.

- Lead/contact point for Dental academic clinical fellows at University of Plymouth

- Co-Convenor, Cochrane Priority setting Methods Group (http://priority.cochrane.org)

Dr Mona Nasser DDS, MSc, PhD, FHEA

I am a clinical epidemiologist, and interdisciplinary methodologist. I have around 100 peer-reviewed publications, mostly research articles in journals including well-known journals like Lancet and BMJ. I am currently a visiting fellow for Berlin Institute of Health/QUEST centre fellow and NIHR Oral and Dental Specialty Lead South West Peninsula Clinical Research Network. I am the lead and contact person for the dental academic clinical fellows at university of Plymouth. I co-founded and lead the Cochrane Priority Setting Methods group and is also on the founding steering group of the Evidence based Research Network. I am also a previous fellow at the health modelling programme of PenCHORD and acted as a mentor in subsequent programmes.

Before, joining the dental school, I worked as a research associate and methodologist in the Department of Health Information at the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), the German equivalent of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK. My work focused on assessing evidence to inform reports that were commissioned by the Federal Joint Committee (GBA). During my time in IQWIG, I also co-authored a report commissioned by commonwealth fund comparing the evidence based health care process in France, Germany, England and Australia to inform the comparative effectiveness bill in USA.

I lead a research programme focusing on clinical epidemiology and oral health research as part of the wider Oral Health Services and Clinical Epidemiology Research group of the dental school. My research uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate complex challenges in dental care and similar environments along with designing, piloting, implementing and evaluating interventions to address the challenges. I focus on challenges that require an interdisciplinary approach to both understanding the issues and addressing them.

I qualified DDS (Doctorate in Dental Surgery) from the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 2005. My doctorate dissertation focused on the antimicrobial activities of endodontic materials working in the Pasteur Institute in Tehran. I have also done a MSc in Dental Public Health with King’s College of London/University of London and a PhD in Health Services Research/Clinical Epidemiology and a postgraduate certificate in Clinical Education with University of Plymouth. My PhD focused on drivers on setting priorities for systematic reviews. In 2020, I have done the Interactive Space Course 20 with International Space University with a scholarship from European Space Agency. I am currently a MSc student in Astrophysics at Liverpool John Moores University.

I have published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, including in leading medical journals the Lancet and BMJ. These papers range from medical history, microbiology to health services research and clinical epidemiology. I am committed to conducting high quality research in collaboration with stakeholders that leads to impact. I was the REF coordinator for UoA3 for REF2021 and was included both in REF 2014 and REF 2021 (in both cases, I have submitted an impact case study. My impact case study for REF 2014 ( “Advancing methods for prioritising health research” ) was praised by the REF panel for its reach and significance - “Some of the case studies were considered to be of very considerable impact in terms of their reach and significance, especially in relation to genetic counselling competencies and prioritising health research”.

I have extensive leadership experience. I have lead and co-founded several international initiatives e.g. I The Cochrane priority setting methods group, the Evidence based Research Network. I was previously involved in founding/co-founding the Cochrane Developing Countries Network and was a Board Member (Trustee) of the Cochrane Collaboration 2011-2017.

My current research interests can be broadly categorised in three groups:

(a) Meta-Research on selected challenges in conducting systematic reviews – our current focus is - how to conduct systematic reviews of in-vitro research?

(b) How to ensure that the needs and priorities of all individuals across the PROGRESS-PLUS* are considered in setting priorities for priorities, understand problems and contexts and designing interventions?

(c) Digital dimensions of affective intelligence in clinical care and training with a focus on dental care

However, these groups are not mutually exclusive for example, we attempt to ensure that we consider equity in conducting systematic reviews or we run projects using digital technologies to address some of the needs and priorities of individuals with intellectual disability.

I have been teaching critical appraisal, evidence based health and research methodology from 2006. I have build several capacity building programmes for professionals and members of public. I have build online and interactive modules on decision making for a MBA in health care along with developing evidence based health care programmes for dentists and medical professionals. I developed several mentorship programmes to build capacity in communities with less expertise and knowledge.

I have been a consultant to national and international organisations e.g. the Institute of Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, World Workshop of Oral Medicine, and the Micronutrient Unit and European office of World Health Organisation.

I have relatively active twitter account @monalisa1n and host other accounts for specific projects e.g. @capsmg, have a blog (http://monanasser.wordpress.com) and sometimes curates other twitter accounts like @realscientists or @wepublichealth

Outside work, I am a visual artist (@evidencepilot) I am part of the coordination team of an artistic collaboration called SEADS and also founded another collaboration called meta-futurism – as part of these initiatives, I designed several immersive futurism workshops in Belgium, UK and also virtual events and hackathons. The latter led to innovative sci-fi storylines that incorporates key social challenges, cultural diversity, and scientific enquiries. 

I am a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and have taught adults and children yoga. 

I am also a PPL (private pilot license) pilot, skydiver, and paraglider. I have participated in a four-way skydiving competition Rookie team and flew navigational flights between UK and France.


Qualifications

PhD (Health Services Research/Clinical Epidemiology) 2018 Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Plymouth (Dissertation:  Setting priorities for conducting and updating systematic reviews

Postgraduate certificate (PgCert) Clinical Education 2013 University of Plymouth

MSc in Dental Public Health, 2009, University of London (King's College of London)

DDS (Doctorate in Dental Surgery), 2005, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU) (Tehran, Iran) (Dissertation: Antimicrobial Activity of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA), Portland cement and Calcium Hydroxide against five oral microorganisms - in partnership with Pasteur Institute in Tehran). 

Professional membership

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

The Cochrane Collaboration

Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE)

World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)

Medical Council Foundation of I.R. Iran


Roles on external bodies

Key publications

Lund H, Juhl CB, Nørgaard B, Draborg E, Henriksen M, Andreasen J, Christensen R, Nasser M, Ciliska D & Clarke M (2020) 'Evidence-Based Research Series-Paper 2 : Using an Evidence-Based Research approach before a new study is conducted to ensure value' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 129, 158-166 , DOI Open access
Lund H, Juhl CB, Nørgaard B, Draborg E, Henriksen M, Andreasen J, Christensen R, Nasser M, Ciliska D & Tugwell P (2020) 'Evidence-Based Research Series-Paper 3: Using an Evidence-Based Research approach to place your results into context after the study is performed to ensure usefulness of the conclusion' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 129, 167-171 , DOI Open access
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G & Verbeek JH (2020) 'Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseases' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI Open access
Nasser M (2020) 'New Standards for Systematic Reviews Incorporate Population Health Sciences' American Journal of Public Health 110, (6) 753-754 , DOI
Nasser M, Peres N, Knight J, Haines A, Young C, Maranan D, Wright J, Carvil P, Robinson K & Westmore M (2020) 'Designing clinical trials for future space missions as a pathway to changing how clinical trials are conducted on Earth' J Evid Based Med 13, (2) 153-160 Author Site , DOI Open access
Tong A, Synnot A, Crowe S, Hill S, Matus A, Scholes-Robertson N, Oliver S, Cowan K, Nasser M & Bhaumik S (2019) 'Reporting guideline for priority setting of health research (REPRISE)' BMC Medical Research Methodology 19, (1) 0-0 , DOI Open access
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Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Critical Appraisal Topics (CAT) 

Dissertation Module for MSc programmes in Dentistry (restorative dentistry, periodontal surgery, minor oral surgery)

Academic Tutor

Teaching philosophy

I am dedicated to find better ways to teach research methods that is accessible to a wider range of individuals without loss of depth, subtlety or nuance. I have a variation of roles as module lead, tutor, facilitator, supervisor and mentor in my teaching career and I use a combination of lectures, plenaries, interactive workshops and hands-on exercise to deliver most of my teaching. I tap into the knowledge and expertise in performing arts to find better ways to engage students and use the space and knowledge from visual arts and interactive design to identify better visual tools and objects in teaching. I recently have worked with different groups of students on using speculative scenario along with real-life scenario to more efficiency teach them more complex topics e.g. methodological topics that need to consider values and preferences of a diversity of stakeholders. I ensure that my teaching is based on the best available evidence and research.

I have a lot of experience using a range of media and collaborating with artists and designers in teaching and research projects. So I engage with students and researchers beyond the teaching classroom in social media or other platform to enhance engagement, crowdsourcing educational support and life-long learning.

Staff serving as external examiners

Examiner for PhDs - University of Sydney (Australia), University of Western Australia and Bond University (Australia)

Research

Research

Research interests

My current research priorities:

My current research interests can be broadly categorised in three groups. However, these groups are not mutually exclusive for example, we attempt to ensure that we consider equity in conducting systematic reviews or we run projects using digital technologies to address some of the needs and priorities of individuals with intellectual disability.

  • Meta-Research on selected challenges in conducting systematic reviews – our current focus is - how to conduct systematic reviews of in-vitro research?

We conduct systematic reviews of pre-clinical and clinical research especially in the fields of dentistry and space medicine research. We work in the context of larger systematic review organisations like Cochrane, CAMARADES and others to build on their expertise. We intend to answer the overall research question “how do we most efficiently and accurately identify the areas that either shows potential in pre-clinical research and needs to translated into clinical research or can be used directly to inform policy and practice. Our specific methodological focus is conducting meta-research on how to deal with in-vitro research in these systematic reviews.

Active Projects:

Systematic review on impact of ionising radiation on human biology: The review is in partnership with members of the Space Medicine Team of European Astronaut Centre (a) Non-neoplastic effects of ionising radiation on central nervous system - a systematic review (b) Are there sex differences in susceptibility to ionising radiation. The project involves a bigger team of current and past ESA interns. T

o Part of the ESA topical team in Dentistry – to develop dental guidelines for future space missions. The project is supported by ESA.

Quality assessment tool for in-vitro studies: As part of the project, we have developed a quality assessment tool for the space medicine reviews along with a checklist for in-vitro studies for the a dental material project. Marieke Dewulf will be working on that t hrough quality assessment of a selective sample of in-vitro studies from the systematic reviews of impact of ionising radiation. Previuosly, Farima Mehrabi (MSc students in dentistry) developed a quality assessment tool for in-vitro studies included in the Systematic review to assess the effectiveness of mechanical preparation of abutment teeth on the survival of resin bonded bridges

Statistical appraoches to synthesis data from in-vitros studies: Piloting and evaluating different approaches to meta-analysis of of data from in-vitro studies in the systematic review of impact of ionising radiation. MSc student, Olufemi Ajipatutu, will be focusing his MSc dissertation on the topic.

Crowdsourcing to facilitate the screening of systeamtic reviews of clinical, animal and in-vitro studies: Piloting and evaluating using crowdsourcing to engage with members of public in screening the data for a systeamtic review of clinical, animal and in-vitro studies. The project is led by Jeromine Vacquie.

Machine learning for systeamtic reviews: The project invovles developing and pilotied an automated article screening for systematic review of clinical, animal and in-vitro stuides. The project is led by Marta Hansy and Alexandru Petru Vasile.

Modelling exercises on using satellites remote sensing data to predict pandemics/epidemics involving stakeholders : this is a systematic review focusing on identifying, appraisng and mapping modelling exercises on how remote sensing data are used to predict or monitor outbreaks or epidemics in modelling exercises. In different stages of the project, the team works together with stakeholders from NASA, WHO and other policy and public health organisationsl or satellite companies.

 

 

Projects currently supported by:

These projects is supported through the internship programme of the European Space Agency (ESA), ESA topical team programme, COST-EU action (short scientific mission) , University of Plymouth Strategic investment Fund and UoP NERC “Cross-disciplinary research [CDR] for Discovery Science” Fellowship Awards, Berlin Institute of Health/QUEST Centre fellow programme

 

Current research students, staff and collaborators on the project:

o Dr. Anna Fogtman (Crew Exploration Scientist, Space Medicine Team and SciSpacE, HRE-RS, European Astronaut Centre), Dr. Alexander Bannach-Brown (Researcher at the QUEST Centre, Berlin Institute of Health), Ria Mae Borromeo (Assistant Professor in Data Engineering, University of Philipiness Los Banos), Olivia Drayson (Graduate Student Research, University of California),

Current and previous ESA Interns: Diana Donovan, Murray Mackay, Ioana Domocos, Jernej Šorli, Nimita Patel,Alexandru-Petru Vasile, Milad Dulloo, Jeromine Vacquie, Marta Hasny,

MSc student registered in KU Leuven with Prof. Sarah Baatout (Marike Dewulf) – title: Quality assessment of in vitro studies of the effect of ionizing radiation"

MSc student in Health Data Science (Olufemi Ajipatutu) at University of Plymouth. Title: “meta-analysis of in-vitro studies on the effects of ionising radiation”

Undergraduate dental student: Nicole Elango

Previous MSc student in dentistry and current collaborator: Farima Mehrabi

Multi-Media resources around the project:

Presentation of the machine learning for systeamtic review project for 3rd EBR conference: 3rd EBR Conference: Alexandru Vasile - automated article screening for systematic reviews - YouTube

·   How to ensure that the needs and priorities of all individuals across the PROGRESS-PLUS* are considered in setting priorities for priorities, understand problems and contexts and designing interventions?

*PROGRESS PLUS – PROGRESS: Place of residence, Race/Ethnicity/culture/language, occupation, gender/sex, religion, education, socioeconomic status, social capital, PLUS (personal characteristics associated with discrimination e.g. age, disability, features of relationships e.g. smoking parents, excluded from school, time-dependent relationships (e.g. leaving the hospital) (from the Cochrane Equity Methods Group Website PROGRESS-Plus | Cochrane Equity)

Previous studies has shown that the need and priorities of disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs and values are not always reflect in the selection of research topics/questions along with the design of the study. In these projects, the focus is on studying and evaluating how we can engage with different populations and incorporate their perspectives in shaping research questions or designing interventions. Below is a list of active projects, however, we also focus on supporting patients with intellectual or physical disabilities in dental practice through robotics technology that is outlined under the topic -

Active projects

§ Methods and approaches to engage with individuals from different ethnicities and different language backgrounds in conducting research or setting priorities for research. This project sits as part of the larger international collaboration – Cochrane priority setting methods group – co-founded by mona Nasser and others. The project is part of the PhD projects of two current PhD students – Sumanth Kumbargere and Prashanti Eachempati.

§ Update on the research funder project – the project led by Jong-wook Ban updating and expanding the survey she did evaluating how research funders responded to the research waste call. As part of the project, it also looks how they manage inclusivity in making decisions on setting priorities for research

§ Part of the project on “NGO decision making during complex disasters: an ecological approach” led by Pamela Cajilig– the project intends to engage with local managers and field workers to understand how they responded to the complex situation of covid along with other disasters in Philippines.

§ Multi Ethno-Linguistic Toolkit (MELT): as part of the Cochrane Priority Setting Methods Group, the team is developing guidance how to engage with multi-ethnical/ multi-language group in setting priorities for research or designing research.

Projects supported by: Internal Policy fund, Brown University Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies Research Seed, NIHR Academic Clinical fellowship programme, EU Cost Action.

Current research students, staff and collaborators on the project

·   Collaborators from University of Plymouth - Dr. John Martin, Prof. Sally Hankds, Dr Cath Quinn, Prof Rupert Jones, Dr Lyn Callgham, Prof. Jos Latour, Prof. Chris Tredwin, Dr. Yinghui Wei

·    Dr. Pamela Cajilig (Curiousity, University of Melrbourne/Brown Universtiy), Dr Seilim Uhm (University of Southampton), Dr. Tarang Sharma (WHO), Dr. Soumyadeep Bhaumik (Geroge Insttitue for Global Health), Ms Yvette Gonzalez (Sky Indicators project), Dr. Vivian Welch (University of Ottawa, Campbell Collaboration), Hans Lund, Karen Robinson and Jung-wook ban (University of Western Norway).

·   Sumanth Kumbargere (Director of Studies/PhD) Equity oriented to set priorities for research

·   Shiamaa Al Mashhadani (Director of Studies/PhD) Oral Health care of children with disability in United Arab Emirates

·   Prashanti Eachempati (Director of studies/PhD) Understanding how people interpret and respond to uncertainties in oral health -related information: an study among selected multi-ethnic groups in Malaysia

·   Mark Steven-Howe (Director of studies/PhD) Development of a probability based dental restorative risk index

·   Nicole Thomas (Previous PhD student and current resaerch collaborator)

·   Alexander Legge- Academic Clinical Fellow in Primary care/ MClinRes student - The impact of enhanced PPE on clinical performance and communication

 

·   Digital dimensions of affective intelligence in clinical care and training with a focus on dental care

With the increase use of digital tools and technologies in the health care industry, it is important to ensure that human element of care is considered. These projects intend to better understand the emotional and empathetic aspect of clinical care and how to integrate them in the social technologies developed and training of clinicians. We will design and evaluate digital technologies that can be used to enhance and support the development of affective intelligence skills in the healthcare industry.

Currently, we focus on two aspect one is the role that social robots can play in supporting dental practice and the other is on developing technological and educational solutions to increase the acquisition of tactical sensitivity for dentists to support decision making and better support the patients and dentists in managing uncertainty in decision making. We focus on all patients and their unique challenges and would ensure that individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities are not excluded in the process. We intend to address the overall question “can we find better solutions (technological or non-technological solutions) to enhance clinical care (both to create a more supportive and caring environment but also improving overall patient care and experience) by improving clinicians understanding on the patients challenges, uncertainties, improving the clinicians tactical sensitivity and empathy and finally by adding tools or agents that can bridge the challenges in the clinical care environment e.g. social robots)

Active projects

·   Anxious ‘tells’: Working with patients and dentists to reveal signs and triggers of stress and anxiety in the clinic (AngsT): The project is a collaborative project between the dental school and transtechnology research group along with sub-projects working together with the computer vision team.

·   Privacy-preserving Robotics in Dentistry project is an interdisciplinary initiative between dentistry, robotics and cyber security: It is currently focused on the usage of social robotics in dental care. The project is supported by a AI and Robotics in Dentistry lab. As part of it, we are currently running a survey on the privacy concerns of patient and dentist with regard to social robots.

Projects supported by: ESPRC impact acceleration fund, Turing Network Development project grant, internal strategic investment fund, PIHR institute fund, NIHR academic clinical fellowship programme

Current research students, staff and collaborators on the project

·   University of Plymouth collaborators: Prof. Michael Punt, Dr. Hannah Drayson, Prof. Sally Hanks, Dr Hai-van Dang, Dr. Dena Bazazian,

·   Dr. Hooman Samani (University of Hertfordshire), Prof. Angelo Cangelosci (University of Manchester), Dr. Mario Gianni (Liverpool University), Prof. Sue Denham

·   Wendy Smith, Andrew Dean (Well connected)

·   Alexander Pollard (NIHR Academic Cinical Fellow)

Research groups

Other research

Current research students and staff

Mark Steven Howe (Director of Studies/PhD) Probability risk index in restorative dentistry 

Sumanth Kumbargere (Director of Studies/PhD) Equity oriented to set priorities for research

Shiamaa Al Mashhadani (Director of Studies/PhD) Oral Health care of children with disability in United Arab Emirates

Nick Perez (Co-supervisor/PhD) Cinematic interface for cognitive exploration in (medical) simulation

Prashanti Eachempati (Director of studies/PhD) Understanding how people interpret and respond to uncertainties in oral health -related information: an study among selected multi-ethnic groups in Malaysia 

Alexander Legge- Academic Clinical Fellow in Primary care/ MClinRes student - The impact of enhanced PPE on clinical performance and communication

Alexander Pollard - Academic Clinical Fellows in Restorative Dentistry

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Previous research students and staff:

Nicole Thomas (Director of studies/PhD) Oral Health Literacy Intervention (viva 2022)

Tom Thompson - postdoctoral fellow in oral health inequalities (2020-2021)

Jacqui Knight - Visiting Specialist on the project (Enhancing the acquisition of soft skills, sensitivity and anticipation in training clinical dentists) (2021)

Agatha Haines, Ideas Exchange: Design and the post bio-tech-body (Co-supervisor), PhD as part Cognovo project 

Anastasios Plessas (Director of studies), ResM, Impact of stress on the practice of dentistry 

Zoe Allen (co-supervisor), PhD, Exploring the referral interface between general dental practice and salaried dental services

Jaysan Charlesford and Martha Paisi: (Postdoctoral fellows in Oral Health Inequality - investigating the impact of a community and patient centred Dental School on the existence and gradient of oral health inequalities in Devon and Cornwall (ICOD project).

Klara Łucznik and Mihaela Taranu - (Postdoctoral fellows) ColLaboratoire 2020 project

Visiting Researchers:

Yvette Gonzalez, MPH, Senior Climate Researcher, Sky Indicators project

Gulcan Tecrili - Health Economist, Turkish Ministry of Health (Supported by Short Scientific Mission (STSM) COST EU Action EVBRES)

Sumanth Kumbargere - Faculty of Dentistry (Manipal University, Melaka campus)

Shiamaa Al Mashhadani - Dental Services Department, Dubai Health Authority

Alexandru-Petru Vasile - Intern, European Space Agency, Cologne, Germany (Supported by Short Scientific Mission (STSM) COST EU Action EVBRES)

Grants & contracts

Awards, contracts & grants:

Principal Investigator, Developing a transferability framework for two systematic reviews of impact of ionising radiation on human biology. UoP NERC “Cross-disciplinary research [CDR] for Discovery Science” Fellowship Awards. 2022 £5635

Co-investigator, NGO decision-making during complex disasters: an ecological approach. Brown University Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies Research Seed Grant 2022 Application. $3000

Principal investigator, STSM Grant, COST Action: CA17117, 2022, Reference: E-COST-GRANT-CA17117-33641c66, € 2184.00

Principal investigator, Privacy-preserving Robotics In DEntistry (PRiDE), ESPRC impact acceleration account, 2022 , £5000

Co-investigator, Privacy-preserving Robotics In DEntistry (PRiDE), Turing Network Development grant, 2022, £1000

Principal investigator, Using systematic review methodology to inform disaster research prediction, Internal policy engagement fund, 2022 £9890

Principal investigator, Developing new technological solutions for conducting systematic reviews to inform policy making: the ionizing radiation case study, Faculty Strategic Investment (SIF) fund, 2022, £9156

Principal investigator, The Digital Dimensions of Affective Intelligence in Clinical Care and Clinical Training, Faculty Strategic Investment (SIF) fund, 2022, £8200

Principal investigator, Design and prototyping a custom-made robots for supporting dental patients, Faculty Strategic Investment (SIF) fund, 2022, £9980

Principal investigator, Haptic dental simulation models – Enhancing the acquisition of soft skills, sensitivity and anticipation in training clinical dentists, Peninsula Institute for Health Research 2021, £3908.70

Scholarship by European Space Agency to attend the Interactive Space Programme 2020 at International Space University £6500

Principal investigator, ColLaboratoire Multiple disciplinary Research Leadership Summer School, Global Challenges Award of Plymouth University £56966

Principal investigator, Supporting Public Health Wales Strategic Focus: Setting the research agenda for Early Years in Wales, £9804

Co-Investigator, EU COST Action, CA17117 - Towards an International Network for Evidence-based Research in Clinical Health Research. 1st Grant Period €113,020.00 EUR, 2nd Grant Period € €178,300.00 , 3rd Grant Period € 151,505.00 

Principal Investigator, Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE), Impact of a community and patient-centred dental school on the existence and gradient of oral health inequalities in Devon and Cornwall. £92,922

Co-investigator, Dental Education and Training limited, Developing sustainability in dental practice and education through an action research approach. £8000

Co-investigator, National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), A systematic review of physical activity for alcohol and substance use disorders: evidence synthesis with stakeholderengagement to formulate practical recommendations. £149,946

Co-investigator, General Medical Council. Understanding differential attainment across medical training pathways (narrative synthesis). £34,837. 2015

2nd place, British Dental Editors Forum (BDEF) Young Dental Communicator Award 2014.

Co-investigator. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) contract. Production of an evidence review of approaches for conveying oral health promotion messages by dental teams £54,628. 2014-2015. 

CO-investigator. ISSR Small Collaborative Award - How can dentistry be sustainable? An exploratory study. £9790 (Co-investigator). 2014-2015. 

Co-investigator. EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN-IDP 604764; 2013-17 €4.1m) "CogNovo: Cognitive Innovation". Denham S (Coordinator, Plymouth University); Harris, Waddington, Hanoch, Dales, Nasser (Plymouth), Katsikopoulos, Beck (Berlin), Djulbegovic (Florida): Project 14. Irrationality and Decision Making.

Bill Silverman Prize 2012 for the research project (Nasser M, Welch V, Tugwell P, Ueffing E, Doyle J, Waters E. Ensuring relevance for Cochrane reviews: evaluating processes and methods for prioritizing topics for Cochrane reviews. J Clin Epidemiol 2012 Apr 19).

Principal investigator, Developing a research programme for empirical studies on health research priority setting methodology awarded by International Research, Networking and Collaboration, Round 3 scheme through University of Plymouth (2011-2012)

Collaborator, A mixed-method study to investigate the referral behaviours and attitudes of NHS general dental practitioners in making referrals from primary dental care to specialist surgical services for the extraction of teeth in North Devon, NHS North Devon (2012)

Co-investigator, Prioritising Cochrane review topics to reduce the know-do gap in low- and middle-income countries, The Cochrane Collaboration prioritisation fund, (2007-2008)

Cochrane Developing Countries Stipend. The Cochrane Collaboration 2007

Silver Medal in National Student Biology Olympiad (Iran), 1999

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Lund H, Juhl CB, Nørgaard B, Draborg E, Henriksen M, Andreasen J, Christensen R, Nasser M, Ciliska D & Clarke M (2020) 'Evidence-Based Research Series-Paper 2 : Using an Evidence-Based Research approach before a new study is conducted to ensure value' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 129, 158-166 , DOI Open access
Lund H, Juhl CB, Nørgaard B, Draborg E, Henriksen M, Andreasen J, Christensen R, Nasser M, Ciliska D & Tugwell P (2020) 'Evidence-Based Research Series-Paper 3: Using an Evidence-Based Research approach to place your results into context after the study is performed to ensure usefulness of the conclusion' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 129, 167-171 , DOI Open access
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G & Verbeek JH (2020) 'Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseases' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI Open access
Nasser M (2020) 'New Standards for Systematic Reviews Incorporate Population Health Sciences' American Journal of Public Health 110, (6) 753-754 , DOI
Nasser M, Peres N, Knight J, Haines A, Young C, Maranan D, Wright J, Carvil P, Robinson K & Westmore M (2020) 'Designing clinical trials for future space missions as a pathway to changing how clinical trials are conducted on Earth' J Evid Based Med 13, (2) 153-160 Author Site , DOI Open access
Tong A, Synnot A, Crowe S, Hill S, Matus A, Scholes-Robertson N, Oliver S, Cowan K, Nasser M & Bhaumik S (2019) 'Reporting guideline for priority setting of health research (REPRISE)' BMC Medical Research Methodology 19, (1) 0-0 , DOI Open access

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Barbeau VI, Madani L, Al Ameer A, Tanjong Ghogomu E, Beecher D, Conde M, Howe TE, Marcus S, Morley R & Nasser M (2022) 'Research priority setting related to older adults: a scoping review to inform the Cochrane-Campbell Global Ageing Partnership work programme' BMJ Open 12, (9) , DOI Open access
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G, Francis T & Verbeek JH (2022) 'Preprocedural mouth rinses for preventing transmission of infectious diseases through aerosols in dental healthcare providers' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2022, (8) , DOI
Françoise M, Frambourt C, Goodwin P, Haggerty F, Jacques M, Lama M-L, Leroy C, Martin A, Calderon RM & Robert J (2022) 'Evidence based policy making during times of uncertainty through the lens of future policy makers: four recommendations to harmonise and guide health policy making in the future' Archives of Public Health 80, (1) , DOI Open access
Eachempati P, Büchter RB, KS KK, Hanks S, Martin J & Nasser M (2022) 'Developing an integrated multilevel model of uncertainty in health care: a qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis' BMJ Global Health 7, (5) , DOI Open access
Khabsa J, Petkovic J, Riddle A, Lytvyn L, Magwood O, Atwere P, Campbell P, Katikireddi SV, Merner B & Nasser M (2022) 'PROTOCOL: Conflict of interest issues when engaging stakeholders in health and healthcare guideline development: a systematic review' Campbell Systematic Reviews 18, (2) , DOI Open access
Tan A, Nagraj SK, Nasser M, Sharma T & Kuchenmüller T (2022) 'What do we know about evidence-informed priority setting processes to set population-level health-research agendas: an overview of reviews' Bulletin of the National Research Centre 46, (1) , DOI Open access
Latour J, Legge A & Nasser M (2021) 'Older Patients’ Views of Oral Health Care and Factors which Facilitate or Obstruct Regular Access to Dental Care-Services: A Qualitative Systematic Review' Community Dental Health 38, (2) , DOI Open access
Kim DS, Weber T, Straube U, Hellweg CE, Nasser M, Green DA & Fogtman A (2021) 'The Potential of Physical Exercise to Mitigate Radiation Damage—A Systematic Review' Frontiers in Medicine 8, , DOI Open access
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G, Verbeek JH & Francis T (2020) 'Preprocedural mouth rinses for preventing transmission of infectious diseases through aerosols in dental healthcare providers' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G & Verbeek JH (2020) 'Interventi per ridurre l’aerosol contaminato prodotto durante le procedure odontoiatriche al fine di prevenire malattie infettive: una revisione Cochrane' Dental Cadmos 88, (10) 656-656 , DOI
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G & Verbeek JH (2020) 'Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseases' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 0, (10) 0-0 , DOI Open access
Thompson TP, Horrell J, Taylor AH, Wanner A, Husk K, Wei Y, Creanor S, Kandiyali R, Neale J & Sinclair J (2020) 'Physical activity and the prevention, reduction, and treatment of alcohol and other drug use across the lifespan (The PHASE review): A systematic review' Mental Health and Physical Activity 0-0 Author Site , DOI Open access
Lund H, Juhl CB, Nørgaard B, Draborg E, Henriksen M, Andreasen J, Christensen R, Nasser M, Ciliska D & Clarke M (2020) 'Evidence-Based Research Series-Paper 2 : Using an Evidence-Based Research approach before a new study is conducted to ensure value' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 129, 158-166 , DOI Open access
Lund H, Juhl CB, Nørgaard B, Draborg E, Henriksen M, Andreasen J, Christensen R, Nasser M, Ciliska D & Tugwell P (2020) 'Evidence-Based Research Series-Paper 3: Using an Evidence-Based Research approach to place your results into context after the study is performed to ensure usefulness of the conclusion' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 129, 167-171 , DOI Open access
Tugwell P, Welch VA, Karunananthan S, Maxwell LJ, Akl EA, Avey MT, Bhutta ZA, Brouwers MC, Clark JP & Cook S (2020) 'When to replicate systematic reviews of interventions: consensus checklist' BMJ m2864-m2864 , DOI
Allen Z (2020) 'Dentists’ perceptions of their professional roles regarding referrals within primary dental care in England: a qualitative study' Community Dental Health 37, (3) , DOI Open access
Horrell J, Thompson TP, Taylor AH, Neale J, Husk K, Wanner A, Creanor S, Wei Y, Kandiyali R & Sinclair J (2020) 'Qualitative systematic review of the acceptability, feasibility, barriers, facilitators and perceived utility of using physical activity in the reduction of and abstinence from alcohol and other drug use' Mental Health and Physical Activity 100355-100355 Author Site , DOI Open access
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G & Verbeek JH (2020) 'Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseases' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI Open access
Nasser M (2020) 'New Standards for Systematic Reviews Incorporate Population Health Sciences' American Journal of Public Health 110, (6) 753-754 , DOI
Nasser M, Peres N, Knight J, Haines A, Young C, Maranan D, Wright J, Carvil P, Robinson K & Westmore M (2020) 'Designing clinical trials for future space missions as a pathway to changing how clinical trials are conducted on Earth' J Evid Based Med 13, (2) 153-160 Author Site , DOI Open access
Tong A, Synnot A, Crowe S, Hill S, Matus A, Scholes-Robertson N, Oliver S, Cowan K, Nasser M & Bhaumik S (2019) 'Reporting guideline for priority setting of health research (REPRISE)' BMC Medical Research Methodology 19, (1) 0-0 , DOI Open access
Plessas A & Nasser M (2019) 'Can we deliver effective alcohol-related brief advice in general dental practice?' Evidence-Based Dentistry 20, (3) 77-78 , DOI
Konda NN, Karri RS, Winnard A, Nasser M, Evetts S, Boudreau E, Caplan N, Gradwell D & Velho RM (2019) 'A comparison of exercise interventions from bed rest studies for the prevention of musculoskeletal loss' npj Microgravity 5, (1) , DOI Open access
Pedrazzi V, Oliveira-Neto JM, Sequeira-Byron P, Fedorowicz Z & Nasser M (2019) 'Hand and ultrasonic instrumentation for orthograde root canal treatment of permanent teeth' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Plessas A, Nasser M, Hanoch Y, O'Brien T, Bernardes Delgado M & Moles D (2019) 'Impact of Time Pressure on Dentists' Diagnostic Performance' Journal of Dentistry , DOI Open access
Grose J, Burns L, Mukonoweshuro R, Richardson J, Mills I, Nasser M & Moles D (2018) 'Developing sustainability in a dental practice through an action research approach' British Dental Journal 225, (5) 409-412 , DOI Open access
Plessas A, Delgado MB, Nasser M, Hanoch Y & Moles DR (2018) 'Impact of stress on dentists' clinical performance. A systematic review' COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 35, (1) 9-15 Author Site , DOI Open access
Rosala-Hallas A, Bhangu A, Blazeby J, Bowman L, Clarke M, Lang T, Nasser M, Siegfried N, Soares-Weiser K & Sydes MR (2018) 'Global health trials methodological research agenda: results from a priority setting exercise' Trials 19, (1) , DOI Open access
Thompson TP, Taylor AH, Wanner A, Husk K, Wei Y, Creanor S, Kandiyali R, Neale J, Sinclair J & Nasser M (2018) 'Physical activity and the prevention, reduction, and treatment of alcohol and/or substance use across the lifespan (The PHASE review): protocol for a systematic review' Systematic Reviews 7, (1) Author Site , DOI Open access
Nasser M, Oxman AD, Paulsen E & Fedorowicz Z (2017) 'Local consensus processes: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Nasser M (2017) 'How Do Selected National Funding Agencies Communicate the Concept of Cognitive Innovation on Their Public Website?' AVANT. Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Agnihotry A, Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M & Gill KS (2017) 'Resorbable versus titanium plates for orthognathic surgery' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, (11) , DOI Open access
Richter C, Braunstein B, Winnard A, Nasser M & Weber T (2017) 'Human Biomechanical and Cardiopulmonary Responses to Partial Gravity – A Systematic Review' Frontiers in Physiology 8, (0) 0-0 , DOI Open access
Nasser M, Clarke M, Chalmers I, Brurberg KG, Nykvist H, Lund H & Glasziou P (2017) 'What are funders doing to minimise waste in research?' The Lancet 389, (10073) 1006-1007 , DOI Open access
Winnard A, Nasser M, Debuse D, Stokes M, Evetts S, Wilkinson M, Hides J & Caplan N (2016) 'Systematic review of countermeasures to minimise physiological changes and risk of injury to the lumbopelvic area following long-term microgravity' Musculoskeletal Science and Practice 27, S5-S14 , DOI Open access
de Silva AM, Hegde S, Akudo Nwagbara B, Calache H, Gussy MG, Nasser M, Morrice HR, Riggs E, Leong PM & Meyenn LK (2016) 'Community-based population-level interventions for promoting child oral health' , DOI Open access
Garner P, Hopewell S, Chandler J, MacLehose H, Schünemann HJ, Akl EA, Beyene J, Chang S, Churchill R & Dearness K (2016) 'When and how to update systematic reviews: consensus and checklist' BMJ i3507-i3507 , DOI Open access
Richardson J, Grose J, Manzi S, Mills I, Moles DR, Mukonoweshuro R, Nasser M & Nichols A (2016) 'What's in a bin?' BDJ Team 3, (5) , DOI
Karimkhani C, Trikha R, Aksut B, Jones T, Boyers LN, Schlichte M, Pederson H, Okland T, DiGuiseppi C & Nasser M (2016) 'Identifying gaps for research prioritisation: Global burden of external causes of injury as reflected in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews' Injury 47, (5) 1151-1157 Open access
Moher D, Glasziou P, Chalmers I, Nasser M, Bossuyt PMM, Korevaar DA, Graham ID, Ravaud P & Boutron I (2016) 'Increasing value and reducing waste in biomedical research: who's listening?' The Lancet 387, (10027) 1573-1586 Author Site , DOI Open access
Agnihotry A, Fedorowicz Z & Nasser M (2016) 'Adhesively bonded versus non-bonded amalgam restorations for dental caries' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, (4) , DOI
Grose J, Richardson J, Mills I, Moles D & Nasser M (2016) 'Exploring attitudes and knowledge of climate change and sustainability in a dental practice: A feasibility study into resource management' British Dental Journal 220, (4) 187-191 , DOI Open access
Richardson J, Grose J, Manzi S, Mills I, Moles DR, Mukonoweshuro R, Nasser M & Nichols A (2016) 'What's in a bin: A case study of dental clinical waste composition and potential greenhouse gas emission savings' BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL 220, (2) 61-66 Author Site , DOI
Robinson KA, Brunnhuber K, Christensen R, Ford P, Dobbins M, Dorch BF, Leenars M, Lund H, Macleod M & Nasser M (2015) 'EBRNetwork – a call to action for evidence-based research' Trials 16, (S3) , DOI Open access
Ahangari Z, Nasser M, Mahdian M, Fedorowicz Z & Marchesan MA (2015) 'Interventions for the management of external root resorption' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, (1) , DOI
Sequeira-Byron P, Fedorowicz Z, Carter B, Nasser M & Alrowaili EF (2015) 'Single crowns versus conventional fillings for the restoration of root-filled teeth' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, (9) , DOI
Bhaumik S, Rana S, Karimkhani C, Welch V, Armstrong R, Pottie K, Dellavalle R, Dhakal P, Oliver S & Francis DK (2015) 'Ethics and equity in research priority-setting: stakeholder engagement and the needs of disadvantaged groups' Indian J Med Ethics 12, (2) 110-113 Author Site , DOI Open access
Dellavalle R, Bhaumik S, Karimkhani C, Czaja C, Williams H, Rani M, Nasser M, Boyers L & Dmitruk S (2015) 'Identifying gaps in research prioritization: The global burden of neglected tropical diseases as reflected in the Cochrane database of systematic reviews' Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care 4, (4) 507-507 , DOI Open access
Pederson H, Okland T, Boyers LN, Karimkhani C, Rosenfeld RM, Nasser M, Yoong SL, Wolfenden L, Kyu HH & Serina PT (2015) 'Identifying otolaryngology systematic review research gaps: comparing Global Burden of Disease 2010 results with Cochrane Database of Systematic Review content' JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 141, (1) 67-72 Author Site , DOI
Karimkhani C, Boyers LN, Prescott L, Welch V, Delamere FM, Nasser M, Zaveri A, Hay RJ, Vos T & Murray CJL (2014) 'Global burden of skin disease as reflected in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews' JAMA Dermatol 150, (9) 945-951 Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, van Zuuren EJ, Nasser M, Carter B & Al Langawi JH (2013) 'Oral rinses, mouthwashes and sprays for improving recovery following tonsillectomy' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (9) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Pandis N, Fleming PS, Fedorowicz Z, Ellis E & Ali K (2013) 'Interventions for the management of mandibular fractures' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (7) Author Site , DOI Open access
Andrews J, Guyatt G, Oxman AD, Alderson P, Dahm P, Falck-Ytter Y, Nasser M, Meerpohl J, Post PN & Kunz R (2013) 'GRADE guidelines: 14. Going from evidence to recommendations: the significance and presentation of recommendations' J Clin Epidemiol 66, (7) 719-725 Author Site , DOI
Andrews JC, Schünemann HJ, Oxman AD, Pottie K, Meerpohl JJ, Coello PA, Rind D, Montori VM, Brito JP & Norris S (2013) 'GRADE guidelines: 15. Going from evidence to recommendation-determinants of a recommendation's direction and strength' J Clin Epidemiol 66, (7) 726-735 Author Site , DOI
Shakhssalim N & Nasser M (2013) 'Laparoscopic radical cystectomy for bladder cancer' , DOI
Nasser M, Welch V, Ueffing E, Crowe S, Oliver S & Carlo R (2013) 'Evidence in agenda setting: new directions for the Cochrane Collaboration' J Clin Epidemiol 66, (5) 469-471 Author Site , DOI
Nasser M & Welch V (2013) 'Prioritization of systematic reviews leads prioritization of research gaps and needs' J Clin Epidemiol 66, (5) 522-523 Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Ueffing E, Welch V & Tugwell P (2013) 'An equity lens can ensure an equity-oriented approach to agenda setting and priority setting of Cochrane Reviews' J Clin Epidemiol 66, (5) 511-521 Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Welch V, Tugwell P, Ueffing E, Doyle J & Waters E (2013) 'Ensuring relevance for Cochrane reviews: evaluating processes and methods for prioritizing topics for Cochrane reviews' J Clin Epidemiol 66, (5) 474-482 Author Site , DOI
Shamliyan T, Ansari MT, Raman G, Berkman N, Grant M, Jane G, Maglione M, Moher D, Nasser M & Robinson K (2013) 'Development and Implementation of the Standards for Evaluating and Reporting Epidemiologic Studies on Chronic Disease Incidence or Prevalence' American Journal of Public Health Research 7, (1) 183-190 Publisher Site
Shamliyan T, Ansari MT, Raman G, Berkman N, Grant M, Janes G, Maglione M, Moher D, Nasser M & Robinson K (2013) 'Development and Implementation of the Standards for Evaluating and Reporting Epidemiologic Studies on Chronic Disease Incidence or Prevalence' American Journal of Public Health Research 7, (1) 183-190 Publisher Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M, Sequeira-Byron P, de Souza RF, Carter B & Heft M (2012) 'Irrigants for non-surgical root canal treatment in mature permanent teeth' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (9) Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M, Jagannath VA, Beaman JH, Ejaz K & van Zuuren EJ (2012) 'Beta2-adrenoceptor agonists for dysmenorrhoea' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (5) Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Carter B, de Souza RF, Chaves CDAL, Nasser M & Sequeira-Byron P (2012) 'Single crowns versus conventional fillings for the restoration of root filled teeth' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (5) Author Site , DOI
de Souza RF, Lovato da Silva CH, Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z & Al-Muharraqi MA (2012) 'Interventions for the management of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis' Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012, (4) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, van Weel C, van Binsbergen JJ & van de Laar FA (2012) 'Generalizability of systematic reviews of the effectiveness of health care interventions to primary health care: concepts, methods and future research' Fam Pract 29 Suppl 1, i94-i103 Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Javaheri H, Fedorowicz Z & Noorani Z (2012) 'Carnitine supplementation for inborn errors of metabolism' Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012, (2) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M (2012) 'Evidence summary: can plastics used in dentistry act as an environmental pollutant? Can we avoid the use of plastics in dental practice?' Br Dent J 212, (2) 89-91 Author Site , DOI
Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Kunz R, Woodcock J, Brozek J, Helfand M, Alonso-Coello P, Falck-Ytter Y, Jaeschke R & Vist G (2011) 'GRADE guidelines: 8. Rating the quality of evidence--indirectness' J Clin Epidemiol 64, (12) 1303-1310 Author Site , DOI
Bastian H, Scheibler F, Knelangen M, Zschorlich B, Nasser M & Waltering A (2011) 'Choosing health technology assessment and systematic review topics: the development of priority-setting criteria for patients' and consumers' interests' Int J Technol Assess Health Care 27, (4) 348-356 Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Al-Muharraqi MA, Nasser M, Al-Harthy N & Carter B (2011) 'Oral rinses, mouthwashes and sprays for improving recovery following tonsillectomy' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (7) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M (2011) 'Evidence summary: which dental liners under amalgam restorations are more effective in reducing postoperative sensitivity?' Br Dent J 210, (11) 533-537 Author Site , DOI
Shamliyan TA, Kane RL, Ansari MT, Raman G, Berkman ND, Grant M, Janes G, Maglione M, Moher D & Nasser M (2011) 'Development quality criteria to evaluate nontherapeutic studies of incidence, prevalence, or risk factors of chronic diseases: pilot study of new checklists' J Clin Epidemiol 64, (6) 637-657 Author Site , DOI
Kerr AR, Warnakulasuriya S, Mighell AJ, Dietrich T, Nasser M, Rimal J, Jalil A, Bornstein MM, Nagao T & Fortune F (2011) 'A systematic review of medical interventions for oral submucous fibrosis and future research opportunities' Oral Dis 17 Suppl 1, 42-57 Author Site , DOI
Shamliyan TA, Kane RL, Ansari MT, Raman G, Berkman ND, Grant M, Janes G, Maglione M, Moher D & Nasser M (2011) 'Development of Quality Criteria To Evaluate Nontherapeutic Studies of Incidence, Prevalence, or Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases: Pilot Study of New Checklists'
Nasser M (2011) 'Evidence summary: is smoking cessation an effective and cost-effective service to be introduced in NHS dentistry?' Br Dent J 210, (4) 169-177 Author Site , DOI
Guyatt G, Oxman AD, Kunz R, Woodcock J, Brozek J, Helfand M, Alonso-Coello P, Falck-Ytter Y, Jaeschke R & Vist G (2011) 'GRADE guidelines: 8. Rating the quality of evidence-Indirectness' Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 11, (12) 1452-1458
Nasser M & Fedorowicz Z (2011) 'Grading the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations: the GRADE approach to improving dental clinical guidelines' J Appl Oral Sci 19, (1) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z, Newton T, Van Weel C, van Binsbergen JJ & Van de Laar FA (2010) 'Patients record systems: effects on dental practice and patient oral health outcomes' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z, Aljufairi H & McKerrow W (2010) 'Antihistamines used in addition to topical nasal steroids for intermittent and persistent allergic rhinitis in children' Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2010, (7) Author Site , DOI
Ahangari Z, Nasser M, Mahdian M, Fedorowicz Z & Marchesan MA (2010) 'Interventions for the management of external root resorption' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (6) Author Site , DOI
Sharif MO, Fedorowicz Z, Drews P, Nasser M, Dorri M, Newton T & Oliver R (2010) 'Interventions for the treatment of fractures of the mandibular condyle' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Al-Muharraqi MA, Nasser M & Al-Harthy N (2010) 'Oral rinses, mouthwashes and sprays for improving recovery following tonsillectomy' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (1) Author Site , DOI
Pedrazzi V, de Oliveira-Neto JM, Sequeira P, Fedorowicz Z & Nasser M (2010) 'Hand and ultrasonic instrumentation for orthograde root canal treatment of permanent teeth' J Appl Oral Sci 18, (3) 268-272 Author Site , DOI Open access
de Souza RF, Chaves CDAL, Nasser M & Fedorowicz Z (2010) 'A quantitative and qualitative evaluation of reports of clinical trials published in six Brazilian dental journals indexed in the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)' J Appl Oral Sci 18, (2) 104-109 Author Site , DOI Open access
Ahangari Z, Nasser M, Mahdian M, Marchesan MA & Fedorowicz Z (2009) 'Interventions for the management of external root resorption' , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M & Wilson N (2009) 'Adhesively bonded versus non-bonded amalgam restorations for dental caries' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z, Khoshnevisan MH & Shahiri Tabarestani M (2009) 'Cochrane review: Acyclovir for treating primary herpetic gingivostomatitis' Evidence-Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal 4, (3) 1214-1240 , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z, Khoshnevisan MH, Shahiri Tabarestani M, van Dalen EC & Kremer LCM (2009) 'Summary of ‘Acylovir for treating primary herpetic gingivostomatitis’, including tables of key findings and quality of included trials' Evidence-Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal 4, (3) 1241-1243 , DOI
Chalkidou K, Tunis S, Lopert R, Rochaix L, Sawicki PT, Nasser M & Xerri B (2009) 'Comparative effectiveness research and evidence-based health policy: experience from four countries' Milbank Q 87, (2) 339-367 Author Site , DOI
Al-Muharraqi MA, Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M & Al-Harthy N (2009) 'Oral rinses and mouthwashes for improving outcomes following tonsillectomy' , DOI
Nasser M, Javaheri H, Fedorowicz Z & Noorani Z (2009) 'Carnitine supplementation for inborn errors of metabolism' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Tibi A & Savage-Smith E (2009) 'Ibn Sina's Canon of Medicine: 11th century rules for assessing the effects of drugs' J R Soc Med 102, (2) 78-80 Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M & Wilson N (2009) 'Adhesively bonded versus non-bonded amalgam restorations for dental caries' , DOI
Al-Muharraqi MA, Fedorowicz Z, Al Bareeq J, Al Bareeq R & Nasser M (2009) 'Botulinum toxin for masseter hypertrophy' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (1) Author Site , DOI
Dorri M, Nasser M & Oliver R (2009) 'Resorbable versus titanium plates for facial fractures' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (1) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, van Binsbergen J, Javaheri H & Yassiny K (2008) 'Diet and nutrition advice from the Cochrane Library: is it useful for the consumers and family physicians?' Fam Pract 25 Suppl 1, i60-i66 Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Al Muharraqi MA, Al Bareeq J, Al Bareeq R & Nasser M (2008) 'Botulinum toxin for masseter hypertrophy' , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z, Khoshnevisan MH & Shahiri Tabarestani M (2008) 'Acyclovir for treating primary herpetic gingivostomatitis' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Pedrazzi V, Oliveira-Neto JM, Sequeira P, Fedorowicz Z & Nasser M (2008) 'Hand and ultrasonic instrumentation for orthograde root canal treatment of permanent teeth' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Aljufairi H, Nasser M, Outhouse TL & Pedrazzi V (2008) 'Mouthrinses for the treatment of halitosis' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Eisinga A, Al-Hajeri A & Fedorowicz Z (2008) 'Assessment of the methodological quality of reporting of randomized trials in four Iranian Healthcare Journals' Bahrain Medical Bulletin 30, (3) 111-113
Nasser M, Eisinga A, Al-Hajeri A & Fedorowicz Z (2008) 'Identifying search terms likely to retrieve reports of randomized trials in Iranmedex - A pilot project' Bahrain Medical Bulletin 30, (3) 119-121
Freitas de Souza R, Lovato da Silva CH, Nasser M & Fedorowicz Z (2008) 'Interventions for the management of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis' , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Chan Shih-Yen E, Dorri M, Nasser M, Newton T & Shi L (2008) 'Interventions for the management of oral submucous fibrosis' , DOI
Dorri M, Nasser M & Oliver R (2008) 'Resorbable versus titanium plates for facial fractures' , DOI
Nasser M, Aljufairi H, McKerrow W & Fedorowicz Z (2008) 'Antihistamines as an adjunct to topical nasal steroids for intermittent and persistent allergic rhinitis in children' , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z, Newton JT & Nouri M (2008) 'Interventions for the management of submucous cleft palate' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (1) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z & Ebadifar A (2008) 'A Cochrane systematic review finds no reliable evidence for different management options for the fractured edentulous atrophic mandible' Gen Dent 56, (4) 356-362 Author Site
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z, Javaheri H & Noorani Z (2007) 'Carnitine supplementation for treating people with inborn errors of metabolism' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (3) , DOI
Sequeira P, Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M & Pedrazzi V (2007) 'Ultrasonic versus hand instrumentation for orthograde root canal treatment of permanent teeth' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z, Khoshnevisan MH & Shahiri Tabarestani M (2007) 'Acyclovir for treating primary herpetic gingivostomatitis' , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Aljufairi H, Nasser M, Outhouse TL & Pedrazzi V (2007) 'Mouthrinses for the treatment of halitosis' , DOI
Oliver R, Drews P, Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M, Sharif MO & Newton T (2007) 'Interventions for the treatment of fractures of the mandibular condyle' , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M, Newton JT & Oliver RJ (2007) 'Resorbable versus titanium plates for orthognathic surgery' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2) Author Site , DOI
Aljufairi H & Nasser M (2007) 'THC registers with the cochrane handsearching program' Journal of Tehran University Heart Center 2, (2)
Sequeira P, Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M & Pedrazzi V (2007) 'Ultrasonic versus hand instrumentation for orthograde root canal treatment of permanent teeth' , DOI
Nasser M, Oxman AD, Paulsen E & Fedorowicz Z (2007) 'Local consensus processes: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z & Ebadifar A (2007) 'Management of the fractured edentulous atrophic mandible' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (1) Author Site , DOI
Nasser M & Tibi A (2007) 'Ibn Hindu and the science of medicine' J R Soc Med 100, (1) 55-56 Author Site , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z & Ebadifar A (2007) 'Management of the fractured edentulous atrophic mandible' COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (1) Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Waters E, Tugwell P & Nasser M (2007) 'Health research priority setting in developing countries of the eastern Mediterranean region: partnering with the Cochrane Collaboration' East Mediterr Health J 13, (3) 727-730 Author Site
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M, Newton JT & Oliver RJ (2006) 'Resorbable versus titanium plates for orthognathic surgery' , DOI
Nasser M & Al Hajeri A (2006) 'A comparison of handsearching versus embase searching of the archives of Iranian medicine to identify reports of randomized controlled trials' Arch Iran Med 9, (3) 192-195 Author Site
Reviews
Fedorowicz Z, Chan Shih-Yen E, Dorri M, Nasser M, Newton T & Shi L (2008) 'Interventions for the management of oral submucous fibrosis' Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4, Author Site , DOI
Letters
Guyatt G, Montori V, Schunemann H, Alonso-Coello P, Dahm P, Brito Campana JP, Brozek J, Nasser M, Meerpohl J & Rind D (2014) 'Letter reply to GRADE guidelines articles 14 and 15' J Clin Epidemiol 67, (2) Author Site , DOI
Books
Brownson RC, Colditz GA & Proctor EK (2012) Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health. Oxford University Press
Chapters
Green LW & Nasser M (2017) 'Furthering Dissemination and Implementation Research' Oxford University Press , DOI
de Silva-Sanigorski A, Prosser L, Hegde S, Gussy MG, Calache H, Boak R, Nasser M, Carpenter L & Barrow S (2012) 'Community-based, population level interventions for promoting child oral health' John Wiley & Sons, Ltd , DOI
W. Green L & Nasser M (2012) 'Furthering Dissemination and Implementation Research: The Need for More Attention to External Validity' Dissemination and Implementation Research in HealthTranslating Science to Practice Oxford University Press 305-326 , DOI
Sequeira P, Fedorowicz Z, de Souza RF, de Andrade Lima Chaves C & Nasser M (2011) 'Single crowns versus conventional fillings for the restoration of root filled teeth' John Wiley & Sons, Ltd , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M, Sequeira P, Pedrazzi V & de Souza RF (2011) 'Irrigants for non-surgical root canal treatment in mature permanent teeth' John Wiley & Sons, Ltd , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M, Jagannath VA, Sharma A & Beaman JH (2010) 'Selective beta2-adrenoceptor agonists (salbutamol sulphate) for dysmenorrhoea' John Wiley & Sons, Ltd , DOI
Nasser M, Javaheri H, Fedorowicz Z & Noorani Z (2007) 'Carnitine supplementation for treating people with inborn errors of metabolism' John Wiley & Sons, Ltd , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z, Ghanaati SM, Newton JT & Nouri M (2007) 'Interventions for the management of submucous cleft palate' John Wiley & Sons, Ltd , DOI
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z & Ebadifar A (2006) 'Management of the fractured edentulous atrophic mandible' John Wiley & Sons, Ltd , DOI
Conference Papers
Nasser M, Fogtman A, Bannach-Brown A, Donovan D, Mackay M, Domocos I, Sorli J, Gianni M, Klein F & Mackay M (2021) 'Methodological innovation/Adaptation for systematic reviews for space medicine'
Karri RS, Konda N, Winnard A, Nasser M, Evetts S, Boudreau E, Caplan N, Gradwell D & Velho R (2019) 'A Comparison of Exercise Based Interventions from Bed Rest Studies for the Prevention of Bone Loss' 96-96
Nasser M, Peres N, Knight J, Haines A, Young C, Griffin J, Maranan D, Wright J & Halkes M (2018) 'The design of clinical trials and its associated support systems in interplanetary missions - A thought experiment and creative workshop'
Reports
ISP20 Crew (2020) The role of space during pandemics - ISU Team Project report. Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University Publisher Site
Nasser M & Sawicki P (2009) Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care: Germany. Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care: Germany. Commonwealth fund USA Commonwealth Fund pub. Publisher Site
Presentations and posters
Fiebig L, Winnard A, Nasser M, Braunstein B, Scott J, Green D & Weber T Fiebig L, Winnard A, Nasser M, Braunstein B, Scott J, Green D & Weber T 'Effectiveness of resistive exercise countermeasures in bed rest to maintain muscle strength and power – A Systematic Review –' , DOI
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Reports & invited lectures

Selected ones:

Nov 2022 ‘The application of systematic review methods and meta-research studies in in-vitro research.’ John Bull Building, University of Plymouth. 18th Nov 2-3pm.

Nov 2022 Smart Space Series - Access to space: Who, what, when and why? Event by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (16 Nov 2022 6-7pm)
https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6987757130183229440/
Oct 2022 The PPI session with children engaging with the QT robot as part of the PRIDE-AI workshop – the application of artificial intelligence and robotics in dentistry workshop.
May 2022 “what roles systematic reviews can play in policy decisions” as part of an event entitled Evidence based policy making in health during times of uncertainty event AT Sciences Po’s School of Public Affairs in Paris, France

Setting priorities in research, 5th Congress of the Iranian Association of Community Oral Health, Feb 15-18, 2022, Tehran/Iran

"Evidence-based policy-making in health" as part of the Sciences Po Paris School of Public Affairs Global Health policy stream, Nov 2021

Systematic review in computer sciences - Virtual seminars of robotics research centre, University of Plymouth Oct 2020 

Clinical Trials in Interplanetary Missions (CTIM): using thought experiments to design now and the future at the EDGE 2020 conference (10 March 2020), Southampton, UK

Off the lip 2020 (Las Bonas, Philippines) Using methods in evidence synthesis and evidence-based research in an interdisciplinary research program on sustainable development

Newcastle University – towards an evidence based approach to setting priorities for research 2019

Sydney University – Clinical Epidemiology, policy sciences & speculative medical research 2019

One HealthTech London, Invited Speaker -The importance of insignificance and negative results 2019

Setting priorities for research in context of funding agencies, First National Evidence based Dentistry Symposium, Kerman, Iran 2018

Our roles and responsibilities in reducing research waste - International Evidence-Based Health Care Society Congress, Kish, Iran 2017

Role of funders in reducing research waste in a special meeting during the conference celebrating 10 years of NIHR 2016

“Setting priorities in Clinical Research - Prospect of Evidence- Based Medicine and Cochrane in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015

Towards an evidence informed approach to set priorities for topics of systematic reviews.” Annual Cochrane Methods Symposium, Vienna, Austria 2015

Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine: rules for assessing the effectiveness of drugs” Fifth and final event of Avicenna: a strategy for in silico clinical trials, Barcelona, Spain 2015

Survey of funders, 1st Evidence Based Research Network Symposium, 2014

Opening plenary on Research Priority Setting of the Campbell Colloquium. 2014

Using Research Priority Setting Methods to identify uncertainties on sustainability issues: an example from the dental school” The Third Annual ISSR Sustainability Research Event 2014. Challenge Accepted! Creating Solutions for Horizon 2020 - 2014

External validity and generalizability of systematic reviews in primary health care: adapting the methodology to conduct the review. "Practice-based Evidence for Weight Management: Alliance between Primary Care and Public Health" sixth Heelsum workshop, Heelsum Collaboration, Heelsum, Netherlands 2010

Cochrane Primary Health Care Field: Introduction to systematic reviews and the Cochrane Primary Health Care Field, WONCA Europe, Istanbul, Turkey 2008

The Cochrane Developing Countries Network, Iberoamerican Cochrane Network conference, Costa Rica, June 2008

Conferences organised

International workshop on research priority setting methods on 1-2 June 2012 in Plymouth, UK

BSODR 2017

Off the Lip 2020 

Research Residency on Cognitive Innovation for Sustainable Development 2020

PRIDE-AI-workshop. The Application of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Dentistry Workshop. 2022

Other academic activities

Official report

  • ISP20 (how space technologies help the pandemics)
  • Shamliyan TA, Kane RL, Ansari MT, Raman G, Berkman ND, Grant M, Janes G, Maglione M, Moher D, Nasser M, Robinson KA, Segal JB, Tsouros S. Development of Quality Criteria To Evaluate Nontherapeutic Studies of Incidence, Prevalence, or Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases: Pilot Study of New Checklists [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2011 Jan. Available from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=methresdisease
  • Nasser M, Sawicki P. Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care: Germany. Issue Brief (Commonw Fund). 2009 Jul;57:1-12. The full report was published on the Commonwealth fund website on 28 July 2009 http://www.commonwealthfund.org/ 

Other publications

Blog posts

I wrote blog posts for the following websites

British Medical Journal (BMJ) blogs - How can research publication be improved?

ISSR blog (currently ISSR is called Earth Sustainability Institute) - Uncertainties, knowledge gaps and research priorities

Other media

There is a short interview with me in the Anniversary video of the Cochrane Collaboration talking about the Priority Setting Methods Group at time 1:40.

I have also been asked by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), which serves as the regional office for World Health Organisation (WHO) in the Americas, to host and run four webinars on my work on research priority setting. I ran the webinars but did not edit or prepare the videos.

1) Meet the Methods Group: An introduction to the Cochrane Priority Setting Methods Group 

2) An Equity Lens for Priority-Setting Approaches in Systematic Reviews 

3) Priority Setting for Cochrane Review Groups: Tips, Tricks, and Case Studies 

Video associated with press release - What are research funders doing to minimize waste in research?

Press release - Plymouth academic to support Bosnian-Herzegovinian scientists on setting priorities for medical research. The event was also reported in an editorial “Mahmic-Kaknjo M, Novo A, Krleza-Jeric K. FIRST BH COCHRANE SYMPOSIUM HELD. Mater Sociomed. 2016 Feb;28(1):74-6.”

Press Release - Review addresses value and waste in biomedical research. This was picked up by other news sources like Science Daily

Invited speaker to give the opening plenary on research priority setting of the Campbell Colloquium.

Some reports from the fellows from ColLaboraoire (Reimagining Sustainability at ColLaboratoire, Conference & summer school log)

A video of our Clinical trials in interplanetary missions (CTIM) project

A video associated with press release - Medical guidelines for astronauts

Social media - I run a personal blog https://monanasser.wordpress.com and a twitter account @monalisa1n. I talk about my research along with my personal interests in aviation. This makes the public more engaged. With others, I also run research focus twitter accounts @capsmg (priority setting) @ebrnetwork (evidence based research network) and sometimes curate Twitter chats on issues faced by Cochrane authors (#cochraneauthor). As part of this project, I curated other research-focused Twitter accounts. These are the reports:

Introduction - Smiling wide and flying high – Mona Nasser joins Real Scientists  

Final report - Crowdsourcing the best in science: thanks and farewell to Mona Nasser 

Curating @wepublichealth 22-28 Sep 2014 http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/wepublichealth-an-experiment-in-citizen-journalism-meets-public-health/

Curating @wethehumanities 12-19 Jan 2015 https://wethehumanities.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/12th-19th-january-mona-nasser/

Additional information

https://isulibrary.isunet.edu/index.php?lvl=notice_display&id=11027 I am a pilot and skydiver. One of the few occasions that I brought together my interests in science and skydiving was a project that I call #skydivemath. 

During the British Parachute Association AGM (these days it is called British Skydiving), Anu Ohja from National Space Centre gave a talk on Going beyond Stratos and Stratex: Skydiving and human space exploration. As part of the talk, he talks about cosmonauts doing numerical problems in freefall as a training/text. So I did a jump with a friend in which we selected a math problem (it was a long division - I did not see it before the jump but in fairness it was an easy one) and I solved the problem in free fall. Here is the video of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjQQSFR1kz4

Links

Blog: https://monanasser.wordpress.com/

Cochrane Priority setting Methods Group: https://methods.cochrane.org/prioritysetting/

ColLaboratoire https://collaboratoire20.cognovo.org/

Space Ecologies Art Design: https://www.seads.network/

Evidence based Research Network http://www.ebrnetwork.org 

Cognovo https://www.cognovo.eu/