Dr Mona Nasser
Profiles

Dr Mona Nasser

Associate Professor of Evidence Based Dentistry

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)

Role

Associate Professor in Evidence based Dentistry 

REF coordinator (Unit Assessment 3)
Co-convenor, Cochrane Priority Setting Methods Group , The Cochrane Collaboration
Steering Group Member, The Evidence Based Research Network

Qualifications

I am currently the Associate Professor in Evidence based Dentistry in the Faculty of Dentistry(University of Plymouth), the REF coordinator for unit of assessment 3, chair of the Cochrane Priority setting Methods group, steering group member of the Evidence based Research Network, Methods Editor of the Aerospace Medicine systematic review group, Vice-president of the Evidence-based Network of International Association of Dental Research (IADR) and leading the Clinical trials in Interplanetary Missions (CTIM) project. 

I have published over 50 peer-reviewed journals, including leading medical journals - Lancet (impactfactor 2015 is 44.002), BMJ (impact factor 19.697), the Cochrane Library(impact factor 2015 6.035) and JAMA dermatology (impact factor 5.097).  I was included in the REF2014 and also submitted a REF impact story “Advancing methods for prioritising health research” http://impact.ref.ac.uk/CaseStudies/CaseStudy.aspx?Id=4645. The REF panel has provided the following feedback with regard to my impact story: “Someof 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 founded or co-founded several international initiatives around the world – The Cochrane priority setting methods group (http://priority.cochrane.org), the Evidence based Research Network (www.ebrnetwork.org), and the aerospace medicine systematic review group (http://www.aerospacemed.rehab/systematic-review-group).I was previously involved in founding/co-founding the Cochrane Developing Countries Network and the VITAMIN initiative (Virtual training and mentoring international network). Both initiatives focused on mentoring researchers in developing countries to conduct systematic reviews. I have been a Board Member(Trustee) of the Cochrane Collaboration 2011-2017. The Cochrane Collaboration is the leading evidence-based health organisation in the world. The product of the Collaboration is a key resource used by health professionals, patients and policy makers, worldwide. 

My current research focuses on meta-research on how research funders contribute to reducing research waste, methods to prioritise research and set a research agenda, using a combination of clinical epidemiology and creative and interdisciplinary approaches to innovate the concept of clinical trials for future space missions, develop methods to conduct systematic reviews focused on aerospace medicine  and finally innovative  approaches towards to social engagement in research specifically on engagement of disadvantaged groups designing outcomes to predict reduction of oral health inequalities. 

I am quite passionate about engaging with a wider audience about my work and research so 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 http://realscientists.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/smiling-wide-and-flying-high-mona-nasser-joins-real-scientists/  or @wepublichealth http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/wepublichealth-an-experiment-in-citizen-journalism-meets-public-health/.

In addition to my academic position, I am a PPL pilot, skydiver and astrophysics students.  I have participated in a four-way skydiving competition Rookie team but currently work towards to become a freeflier and aerobatic pilot and participate in related future competitions.

Research interests

My current research:

Meta-researchon how research funders contribute to reducing research waste and methods to prioritise research and set a research agenda

Meta-research is an evolving scientific discipline that aims to evaluate and improve research practices. I lead the work around funding agencies as part of the wider Reduce Research Waste initiative (REWARD – www.researchwaste.net). The REWARD initiative is an international collaboration with academics from around the world e.g. Stanford University (USA), Toronto University (Canada), Bond University (Australia), University of Edinburgh (Scotland). For the funding project, I work with ZonMW (a key health care research funder in Netherlands),National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (a key health care research funder in UK), French ministry of Health, James Lind Alliance (UK), Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), Bond University (Australia), Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Norway), Bergen University College (Norway) and University of Southern Denmark (Denmark). I have published the results of this project in Lancet. The project already had clear outputs and impact on the work of other organisations and will be part of a new impact story for REF 2020. We are currently planning a more in-depth studies how clinical epidemiological methods inform funding process. The key publications included:

·        Nasser M, Clarke M, Chalmers I, Brurberg KG, Nykvist H, Lund H &Glasziou P 2017 'What are funders doing to minimise waste in research?' TheLancet 389, (10073) 1006-1007.

·        Moher D, Glasziou P, Chalmers I, Nasser M, Bossuyt PMM, Korevaar DA,Graham ID, Ravaud P & Boutron I 2016 'Increasing value and reducing wastein biomedical research: who's listening?' LANCET 387, (10027) 1573-1586.

·        Nasser M 2017 'How Do Selected National Funding Agencies Communicate the Concept of Cognitive Innovation on Their Public Website?' AVANT. Trends inInterdisciplinary Studies.

The Cochrane Priority Setting Methods group is an international collaboration led by me between Plymouth University, John Hopkins University (USA), Cambridge University (UK), UCL (UK), Ottawa University (Canada), Bihar Monitoring and Evaluation Project (India), Modena University (Italy), Melbourne University(Australia). I conduct methodological and implementation research as part of an international collaboration of researchers and stakeholders with an interest in research priority setting methodology (Cochrane priority setting methods group– http://priority.cochrane.org). This also includes an interdisciplinary project as part of the larger CogNovo project (www.cognovo.eu) with colleagues from the arts, humanities and cognitive sciences. The project looked at how the interactive design approach to biomedicine can raise new ways to approach research questions that to address clinical problems. The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology agreed to devote a special issue to research priority setting to publish my work along with my research collaborators. The results of this project were part of a REF impact story that was submitted in 2014 http://impact.ref.ac.uk/CaseStudies/CaseStudy.aspx?Id=4645and praised by the REF panel for its reach and significance. There are organisations around the world that use the publications to implement new approaches to set priorities in their organisation. Some of these key publications includes:

·        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.

·        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.

·        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 settingexercise' Trials 19, (1).

There are some videos available that outline the work that we are doing:

·        A video explaining our work on funders and reducing research waste https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cgvaSk3wwM&t=100s

·        A video explaining on research priority setting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaB074Rgg7w

Current research Students and Staff:

·        Sumanth Kumbargere (PhD student - Director of Studies) – An Equity-Oriented approach to setting priorities for Research

·        Agatha Haines (PhD student - Second Supervisor) – Ideas Exchange-understanding the human objective (part of the Cognovo project - www.cognovo.eu)

Related current funding:

CA17117 -Towards an International Network for Evidence-based Research in Clinical Health Research

 

Using a combination of clinical epidemiology and creative and interdisciplinary approaches to innovate the concepts of clinical trials for future space mission and develop methods to conduct systematic reviews focused on aerospace medicine

We piloted and used methods of evidence synthesis and mapping to provide an overview of evidence for certain research questions as part of the aerospace medicine systematic review group. Two of the systematic reviews are already published:

·        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.

·        Richter C, Braunstein B, Winnard A, Nasser M & Weber T 2017 'HumanBiomechanical and Cardiopulmonary Responses to Partial Gravity – A SystematicReview' Frontiers in Physiology 8.

This includeddeveloping new methodological tools like judging the quality and indirectnessof bed rest studies https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318744754_AMSRG_Bed_Rest_Assessment_Tool_v11.

In addition, as part of a collaboration with researchers from the Trans-technology Research group, the SEADS international network, CogNovo, the University of the Philippines, the Torbay Hospital Virtual Reality team, and enthusiastic independent researchers, we re-imagined how clinical trials could look in future interplanetary missions. The project was a combination of a methodological thought experiment and creative, interdisciplinary and interactive workshops. The project not only generated some suggestions for innovative methodological approaches for conducting clinical trials but also prompted a discussion on re-thinking the relation between patients and clinicians in the context of interplanetary missions. The results of the first part of the project was presented at the International Astronautical Conference(IAC) in Bremen Germany on 2 Oct 2018. In their abstract for “Conceptualising the design of clinical trials and its associated support systems in interplanetary missions”, the authors identify five key aspects for a conceptual framework to focus on patient commitment and motivation.

Nasser M,Peres N, Knight J, etc. Conceptualising the design of clinical trials and its associated support systems in interplanetary missions. 69th International Astronautical Conference 2018.

There are some videos available that outline the work that we are doing:

·        A video on the first workshop run in Torbay Hospital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6--c2OIA8w/

·        A video explaining our work on aerospace medicine systematic reviews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0XqsQgwG7E

Current Research Students or Staff:

Nick Perez(PhD student - third supervisor), cinematic interface for cognitive explorationin medical simulation (although the PhD is not directly related to the project,the knowledge and experience on using the cinematic interface was a keycomponent to inform the creative aspect of this project)

 

Innovativeapproaches towards to social engagement in research specifically on engagementof disadvantaged groups designing outcomes to predict reduction of oral healthinequalities.

We use an evidence based and inclusive approach to run our research programme. All of students and staff engage with stakeholders to prioritise, select research question, design and implement the research project. For example, two research questions by stakeholders was how to decrease waste in dental practice and the impact of fear and anxiety of dentist decision making. Both projects are ongoing – some related publications:

Plessas A,Delgado MB, Nasser M, Hanoch Y & Moles DR 2018 'Impact of stress on dentists' clinical performance. A systematic review' COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH35, (1) 9-15.

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

 This includes a research project that was recently prioritised and funded by the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise. We conducted a systematic review of oral health inequality measures that was presented in IADR London in July 2018 and currently conducting interviews with homeless individuals and single mothers to design a new measurement tool.

There are some videos available that outline the work that we are doing:

·        A video on how a priority setting exercise lead to our research on sustainability in dental practices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b3_qGu2URY

·        A video that outlines some of my early works on public engagement in research that long term led to these projects https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvXNN8gUexI&feature=youtu.be

 

Current Research Students or Staff:

·        Anastasios Plessas (ReM student, Director of Studies) – impact of stress on the practice of dentistry

·        Martha Paisi (Postdoctoral Fellow in Oral Health Inequalities), Impact of a community and patient-centred dental school on the existence and gradientof oral health inequalities in Devon and Cornwall

·        Shiammaa Al Mashhadani (PhD student, Director of Studies) Oral Healthcare of children with disability in United Arab Emirates

·        Fiona Cunningham (MSc student) What is the optimal treatment considering efficacy, occupational factors and cost effectiveness for treating non-cavitated occlusal caries in a military population: sealant or conventionalrestorations

·        Christopher Munn (MSc student) Calcium phosphate derivate and fluoride versus topical fluoride in patients with xeostemia

Related current funding:

PeninsulaDental 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

Dental Education and Training Limited, Developing sustainability in dental practice and education through an action research approach

Other research

Research Degree Supervision

·         Anastasios Plessas – Impactof stress on the practice of dentistry (part-time ResM student) – Director ofstudies (Started Oct 2015)

·         Zoe Allenexploring the referral interface between general dental practice and salaried dentalservices (part-time PhD student) –co- supervisor (Started Jan 2013)

·         Agatha Haines – Ideas exchange: Understanding the human object (full-time PhD student)(co-supervisor) http://trans-techresearch.net/agatha-haines(part of the cognovo project www.cognovo.eu)(Started April 2014)

·         Nick Perez - cinematicinterface for cognitive exploration in (medical) simulation (part-time PhD student)(co-supervisor) http://www.trans-techresearch.net/research/phd-research/phd-candidates/nick-peres/  

If you want to work with me, there is a PhD opportunity available (Project title: Evaluation of equity-oriented research priority setting exercises in oral health research).

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/your-studies/doctoral-college/postgraduate-research-studentships/pupsmd-17-18-011

Application deadline 28 January and starting your PhD in April 2018 

Grants & contracts

Awards, contracts & Grants:

Co-Investigator, EU COST Action, CA17117 - Towards anInternational Network for Evidence-based Research in Clinical Health Research. 

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 andeducation through an action research approach. £8000

Co-investigator,  National Institute for Health Research (NIHR),  A systematic review of physical activity foralcohol 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 empiricial 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

Research groups

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
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 PEARL
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
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 PEARL
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 PEARL
Agnihotry A, Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M & Gill KS 2017 'Resorbable versus titanium plates for orthognathic surgery' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI PEARL
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, , DOI PEARL
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 PEARL
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 PEARL
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 PEARL
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 PEARL
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?' LANCET 387, (10027) 1573-1586 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Agnihotry A, Fedorowicz Z & Nasser M 2016 'Adhesively bonded versus non-bonded amalgam restorations for dental caries' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , 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 PEARL
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
de Silva AM, Hegde S, Nwagbara BA, 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' COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (9) Author Site , DOI PEARL
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 PEARL
Ahangari Z, Nasser M, Mahdian M, Fedorowicz Z & Marchesan MA 2015 'Interventions for the management of external root resorption' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , 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 , 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 PEARL
Bhaumik S, Karimkhani C, Czaja C, Williams H, Rani M, Nasser M, Boyers L, Dmitruk S & Dellavalle R 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 PEARL
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 PEARL
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' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 66, (7) 726-735 , 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
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
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
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
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
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 (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 (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
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
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' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 64, (12) 1303-1310 , 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' International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 27, (04) 348-356 , 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
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
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'
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 'Guest Editorial - Grading the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations: the GRADE approach to improving dental Clinical Guidelines' Journal of Applied Oral Science 19, (1) , 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, 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 (7) 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 PEARL
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
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 PEARL
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
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
Ahangari Z, Nasser M, Mahdian M, Marchesan MA & Fedorowicz Z 2009 'Interventions for the management of external root resorption' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (4) , DOI
Al-Muharraqi MA, Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M & Al-Harthy N 2009 'Oral rinses and mouthwashes for improving outcomes following tonsillectomy' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2) , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M & Wilson N 2009 'Adhesively bonded versus non-bonded amalgam restorations for dental caries' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1) , 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
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
Dorri M, Nasser M & Oliver R 2009 'Resorbable versus titanium plates for facial fractures' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (1) Author Site , 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
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
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, 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' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (4) , DOI
De Souza RF, Lovato Da Silva CH, Nasser M & Fedorowicz Z 2008 'Interventions for the management of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (3) , 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
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
Nasser M, Aljufairi H, McKerrow WS & Fedorowicz Z 2008 'Antihistamines as an adjunct to topical nasal steroids for intermittent and persistent allergic rhinitis in children' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1) , DOI
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 of Systematic Reviews (2) , DOI
Dorri M, Nasser M & Oliver R 2008 'Resorbable versus titanium plates for facial fractures' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2) , 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, Khoshnevisan MH & Shahiri Tabarestani M 2008 'Acyclovir for treating primary herpetic gingivostomatitis' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , 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
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, Fedorowicz Z, Khoshnevisan MH & Shahiri Tabarestani M 2007 'Acyclovir for treating primary herpetic gingivostomatitis' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (3) , DOI
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
Oliver RJ, Drews PJ, Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M, Sharif M & Newton JT 2007 'Interventions for the treatment of fractures of the mandibular condyle' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2) , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Aljufairi H, Nasser M, Outhouse TL & Pedrazzi V 2007 'Mouthrinses for the treatment of halitosis' 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 of systematic reviews (Online) (4)
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
Aljufairi H & Nasser M 2007 'THC registers with the cochrane handsearching program' Journal of Tehran University Heart Center 2, (2)
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, Nasser M, Newton JT & Oliver RJ 2007 'Resorbable versus titanium plates for orthognathic surgery' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2) Author Site , 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
Fedorowicz Z, Nasser M, Newton JT & Oliver RJ 2006 'Resorbable versus titanium plates for orthognathic surgery' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (4) , 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: The need for more attention to external validity' Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice, Second Edition 301-316 , DOI
Green LW & Nasser M 2012 'Furthering Dissemination and Implementation Research: The Need for More Attention to External Validity' Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice , DOI
Reports
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

Other academic activities

Official Report

Other Publications

Blogposts

I wrote blog post for the following websites

1) Cochrane Blog - What is a good topic for a Cochrane Review? Wha tis a “real uncertainty”? http://www.cochrane.org/news/blog/what-good-topic-cochrane-review-what-%E2%80%9Creal-uncertainty%E2%80%9D

2) British Medical Journal (BMJ) blogs - How can research publication be improved? http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2015/09/30/mona-nasser-how-can-research-publication-be-improved/

3) ISSR blog (currently ISSR is called Earth Sustainability Institute)-  Uncertainties, knowledge gaps and research priorities. Uncertainties, knowledge gaps and research prioritieshttp://issrplymuni.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/june-2013-uncertainties-knowledge-gaps.html

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaAmnAXOSwA

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) Session one– Meet the Methods Group: An introduction to the Cochrane Priority Setting Methods Group https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1bCO3wNZOY 

2) Session two– An Equity Lens for Priority-Setting Approaches in Systematic Reviews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OT2C0bMO5Y

3) Priority Setting for Cochrane Review Groups: Tips, Tricks, and Case Studies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OT2C0bMO5Y

Social Media - I run a personal blog http://monanasser.workdpress.com and a twitter account@monalisa1n. I talk about my research along with my personal interests inaviation. This makes the public more engaged. With others, I also run researchfocus twitter accounts @capsmg (priority setting) @ebrnetwork (evidence basedresearch network) and sometimes curate twitter chats on issues faced byCochrane authors (#cochraneauthor). As part of this project, I curated otherresearch-focused twitter accounts. These are the reports:

Introduction - Smiling wide and flying high – Mona Nasser joinsReal Scientists  http://realscientists.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/smiling-wide-and-flying-high-mona-nasser-joins-real-scientists/

Final report - Crowdsourcing the best in science: thanks andfarewell to Mona Nasserhttp://realscientists.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/crowdsourcing-the-best-in-science-thanks-and-farewell-to-mona-nasser/

Curating @wepublichealth 22-28 Sep 2014http://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/