Dr Amanj Kurdi

Senior Lecturer

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

I am a clinical pharmacist by training. My research interest is pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Utilisation Research in cardiovascular, diabetes and antibiotics areas as well as adherence/persistence to medications using secondary database analysis and patient level data through applying various statistical and analytical techniques.

I am also interested in Health service research and evaluating the impacts of health policies and clinical guidelines. I am happy to collaborate with other researchers and academics both nationally and internationally. The events and conferences that I regularly attend are EuroDURG and ICPE.


Opioids and gabapentinoids utilisation and their related-mortality trends in the UK primary care setting, 2010-2019 : a cross-national, population-based comparison study
Kurdi Amanj
Frontiers in Pharmacology (2021)
Validity of pneumonia severity assessment scores in Africa and South Asia : a systematic review and meta-analysis
Al Hussain Sarah Khalid, Kurdi Amanj, Abutheraa Nouf, AlDawsari Asma, Sneddon Jacqueline, Godman Brian, Seaton Ronald Andrew
Healthcare Vol 9 (2021)
Pilot study on the current management of children with COVID-19 in hospitals in Bangladesh; findings and implications
Nusrat Nadia, Haque Mainul, Chowdhury Kona, Adnan Nihad, Lutfor Afzalunnessa Binte, Karim Enamul, Hassan Mahmuda, Rabbany Arif, Begum Dilara, Hasan Mohammad Nazmul, Sihan Nazmus, Zaman Sifat Uz, Islam Salequl, Schellack Natalie, Gowere Marshall, Kurdi Amanj, Godman Brian
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol 20, pp. S188-S198 (2021)
Frequency and determinants of domestic violence against Iranian women during the COVID-19 pandemic : a national cross-sectional survey
Gheshlagh Reza, Yari Arezoo, Zahednezhad Hossein, Kurdi Amanj
BMC Public Health (2021)
Covid-19, healthcare and self-medication issues in resource limited-settings : findings and implications based on experiences in Ghana
Sefah Israel Abebrese, Essah Darius Obeng, Haque Mainul, Opanga Sylvia A, Kumar Santosh, Chikowe Ibrahim, Kibuule Dan, Rampamba Enos M, Kalungia Aubrey C, Phuong Thuy Nguyen Thi, Saleem Zikria, Markovic-Pekovic Vanda, Kurdi Amanj, Godman Brian
Advances in Human Biology Vol 11, pp. 224-233 (2021)
Evidence-based public policy making for medicines across countries; findings and implications for the future
Godman Brian, Fadare Joseph, Kwon Hye-Young, Dias Carolina Zampirolli, Kurdi Amanj, Godói Isabella Piassi, Kibuule Dan, Hoxha Iris, Opanga Sylvia, Saleem Zikria, Bochenek Tomasz, Marković-Peković Vanda, Mardare Ileana, Kalungia Aubrey C, Campbell Stephen, Allocati Eleonora, Pisana Alice, Martin Antony P, Meyer Johanna C
Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research Vol 10, pp. 1019-1052 (2021)

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Frontiers in Pharmacology (Journal)
Frontiers in Pharmacology (Journal)

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Cardiovascular disease and COVID-19: using UK-wide linked routine healthcare data to address the impact of cardiovascular disease on COVID-19 and the impact of COVID-19 on cardiovascular diseases
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2021
Assessment of cardiovascular diseases risk profile and management in HIV-infected patients in Kenya: A local situation analysis to inform future development of quality improvement interventions
Kurdi, Amanj (Principal Investigator) ACHIENG, Loice (Principal Investigator) Bennie, Marion (Co-investigator) Godman, Brian (Co-investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Megiddo, Itamar (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
Utilising a Scottish triad approach to developing and implementing antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in Ghana and Zambia: Information, Education, Quality Improvement
Sneddon, Jacqueline (Principal Investigator) Afriyie, Daniel Kwame (Co-investigator) Sefah, Israel (Co-investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (CoPI) Godman, Brian (Co-investigator) Bennie, Marion (Co-investigator) Malcolm, William (Co-investigator) Seaton, Andrew (Co-investigator) Cockburn, Alison (Co-investigator) Palenzuela, Esperanza (Co-investigator) Kerr, Frances (Co-investigator) McKinney, Rachel (Co-investigator) McEwen, Jo (Co-investigator) Evans, Morgan (Co-investigator)
By April 2020 to develop and implement robust and reliable systems (accountability)
and processes (practical tools) for antimicrobial stewardship in University Teaching
Hospital Zambia, Ketu Municipal Hospital Ghana and Ghana Police Hospital. This will
include building capacity through provision of training sessions for a total of up to 25
professionals (medical, pharmacy, nursing and laboratory staff) in each country to
deliver a local stewardship programme and a supported point prevalence survey
across each hospital to provide baseline surveillance data on antibiotic use to inform
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
Operationalising Universal Health Coverage for Non-Communicable Diseases in Ghana
Megiddo, Itamar (Principal Investigator) Colson, Abigail (Co-investigator) van der Meer, Robert (Co-investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2019
Sustainable health interventions to tackle the emerging threat of antimicrobial resistance (Newton Funds Institutional Links)
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator)
Sustainable health interventions to tackle the emerging threat of antimicrobial resistance and the rapid rise in non-communicable diseases: a roadmap to improved public health in Kenya
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2018
Cancer Medicines Outcomes Programme
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator) Robertson, Chris (Co-investigator)
31-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2023

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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Robertson Wing

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