Dr Mona Nasser
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Dr Mona Nasser

Associate Professor of Evidence Based Dentistry

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)

Role

  • Clinical Epidemiologist/ Interdisciplinary Researcher
  • Associate Professor in Evidence based Dentistry 
  • Co-lead REF2020 (Unit of Assessment 3)
  • NIHR Integrated Academic Training Lead 
Other roles:


Qualifications

I am a clinical epidemiologist and interdisciplinary researcher who worked as a methodologist in different disciplines and sectors. have published over 70 peer-reviewed journals, including leading medical journals - Lancet and BMJ. I am not only committed to conducting high quality research but also ensuring that the research is implemented and has impact. Some of the impact of my previous research is incorporated in the REF2014 impact case study “Advancing methods for prioritising health research”.

During my career, I have founded or co-founded several international initiatives around the world – The Cochrane priority setting methods group, the Evidence based Research Network, and the aerospace medicine 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 design and pilot innovative approaches towards to social engagement in research specifically on engagement of disadvantaged groups.

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 and sometimes curate other twitter accounts like @realscientists (blog)  or @wepublichealth (blog)

In addition to my academic position, I am a PPL pilot, skydiver and astrophysics student. I have participated in a four-way skydiving competition as part of a rookie team but currently focus on learning freeflying and flying aerobatic planes and hope one day i can participate in related competitions. 

Roles on external bodies


Teaching interests

Module Lead

Critical Appraisal Topics (CAT) 

Tutor

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 interests

My overall research programme focuses on interdisciplinary research that addresses gaps between policy and practice with existing and proposed research – with an emphasize on identifying new methodological approaches to close the gap. In this process, I work with an expanding group of researchers to make clinical epidemiology a discipline of policy sciences, economics, history, law, operations research, political science, public management. My current research focuses on three major areas

  •  How do the methods of clinical epidemiology inform decisions about priorities, funding, and project management by officials of public agencies and staff of philanthropies that support health research?
  • How can engaging a diverse range of stakeholders in “speculative research scenarios” stimulate the development of new and useful methods in clinical epidemiology?
  • How can new approaches to social engagement enhance the engagement of disadvantaged groups in health research?


How do the methods of clinical epidemiology inform decisions about priorities, funding, and project management by officials of public agencies and staff of philanthropies that support health research?

Key collaborations:

Cochrane Priority Setting Methods Group Evidence based Research Network, EVIR Funders Forum, Reducing research waste campaign (REWARD)

 Key publications:

  • Nasser M, Clarke M, Chalmers I, Brurberg KG, Nykvist H, Lund H, Glasziou P. What are funders doing to minimise waste in research? Lancet. 2017 Mar 11;389(10073):1006-1007.
  • Moher D, Glasziou P, Chalmers I, Nasser M, Bossuyt PM, Korevaar DA, Graham ID, Ravaud P, Boutron I. Increasing value and reducing waste in biomedical research: who's listening? Lancet. 2016 Apr 9;387(10027):1573-86.
  • Rosala-Hallas A, Bhangu A, Blazeby J, Bowman L, Clarke M, Lang T, Nasser M, et al. Global health trials methodological research agenda: results from a priority setting exercise. Trials. 2018 Feb 5;19(1):48.
  • Nasser M, Ueffing E, Welch V, Tugwell P. An equity lens can ensure an equity-oriented approach to agenda setting and priority setting of Cochrane Reviews. J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 May;66(5):511-21.
  • 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. 2013 May;66(5):474-82

 Key current grants:

CA17117 - Towards an International Network for Evidence-based Research in Clinical Health Research, EU COST action 2018-2022

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

Research Students/Staff:

Sumanth Kumbargere , Equity oriented approach to set priorities for research (PhD student) – Director of studies

Selected related media:

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How can engaging a diverse range of stakeholders in “speculative research scenarios” stimulate the development of new and useful methods in clinical epidemiology?

Key collaborations:

Transtechnology research group, Cognovo collaboration, SEADS

 Key publications:

 Key current grants:

Global Challenges Award of plymouth University, ColLaboratoire Multiple disciplinary Research Leadership Summer School 2019-2020

https://collaboratoire20.cognovo.org/

https://otlip20.cognovo.org/

Some reports from the fellows from ColLaboraoire

Reimagining Sustainability at ColLaboratoire 

Research Students/Staff:

Agatha Haines, Ideas exchange (PhD – co-supervisor)

Nick Peres, cinematic interface of medical simulation (PhD – co-supervisor)

Selected related media:

How can new approaches to social engagement enhance the engagement of disadvantaged groups in health research?

Key collaborations:

MUSE working group, Cochrane Equity Methods Group, Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative

 

Key publications:

·    Nasser M, Ueffing E, Welch V, Tugwell P. An equity lens can ensure an equity-oriented approach to agenda setting and priority setting of Cochrane Reviews. J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 May;66(5):511-21.

·    Bhaumik S, Rana S, Karimkhani C, Welch V, Armstrong R, Pottie K, Dellavalle R, Dhakal P, Oliver S, Francis DK, Nasser M, Crowe S, Aksut B, Amico RD. Ethics and equity in research priority-setting: stakeholder engagement and the needs of disadvantaged groups. Indian J Med Ethics. 2015 Apr-Jun;12(2):110-3. Epub 2015 Mar 16.

·    Rosala-Hallas A, Bhangu A, Blazeby J, Bowman L, Clarke M, Lang T, Nasser M, Siegfried N, Soares-Weiser K, Sydes MR, Wang D, Zhang J, Williamson PR. Global health trials methodological research agenda: results from a priority setting exercise. Trials. 2018 Feb 5;19(1):48.

·    Bastian H, Scheibler F, Knelangen M, Zschorlich B, Nasser M, Waltering A. 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. 2011 Oct;27(4):348-56. PubMed PMID: 22004776.

·    Nasser M, van Weel C, van Binsbergen JJ, van de Laar FA. Generalizability of systematic reviews of the effectiveness of health care interventions to primary health care: concepts, methods and future research. Fam Pract. 2012 Apr;29 Suppl 1:i94-i103.

 

Key current grants:

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 2016-2023

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

Research Students/Staff:

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

Selected related media:

Other research

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Current PhD students

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

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

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

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

Agatha Haines (co-supervisor) Ideas exchange: Understanding the human object (www.cognovo.eu)

Previous Research Students and Staff:

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


Grants & contracts

Awards, contracts & Grants:

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. 

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 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
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) , DOI
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
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 PEARL
Burns L, Grose J, 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, 409-413 , DOI PEARL
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 PEARL
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
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 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
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
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 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 inCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews' JAMA Dermatology 150, (9) 945-945 , 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
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 (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
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, (4) 348-356 , 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
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
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
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 '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
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
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
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 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 , DOI PEARL
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
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
Ahangari Z, Nasser M, Mahdian M, Marchesan MA & Fedorowicz Z 2009 'Interventions for the management of external root resorption' , 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, Javaheri H, Fedorowicz Z & Noorani Z 2009 'Carnitine supplementation for inborn errors of metabolism' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2) 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, 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
Nasser M, Fedorowicz Z, Khoshnevisan MH & Shahiri Tabarestani M 2008 'Acyclovir for treating primary herpetic gingivostomatitis' Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4) Author Site , DOI
Fedorowicz Z, Al Muharraqi MA, Al Bareeq J, Al Bareeq R & Nasser M 2008 'Botulinum toxin for masseter hypertrophy' , 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
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
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, 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 of systematic reviews (Online) (4)
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
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
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)
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 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
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
Conference Papers
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
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

Reports & invited lectures

Selected ones:

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

Other academic activities

Official Report

Other Publications

Blogposts

I wrote blog post for the following websites

British Medical Journal (BMJ) blogs - 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 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 

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 joins Real Scientists  

Final report - 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/

Additional information

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/