Associate Professor

Dr. Khalid A. Ansari

Dr. Khalid A. Ansari
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Liwa College, Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Otaiba Street (Al Najda Street previously), Al Danah, Baniyas Tower B, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Professional Summary

Dr. Khalid A. Ansari, PhD

Dr. Khalid Ansari is an Associate Professor in the Department of Respiratory Care at Liwa College in Abu Dhabi, UAE, since March 2023. Prior to this position, he worked as a Senior Lecturer and Respiratory lead at the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol, UK, from 2018 to 2023, and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Dammam in Saudi Arabia from 2013 to 2018 and a visiting faculty in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, KSA from 2020 to 2022. He performed his duty across a range of academic roles including module leader, Champion of Public involvement in teaching and learning Head of Research Unit and the Chair of Accreditation team in different institution.

Short Bio

Dr. Ansari is an experienced clinician and holds degrees in Medicine from Pakistan. He later obtained M.Phil., and a Ph.D. in clinical pathophysiology from the UK. Dr. Ansari has a diverse academic and clinical background, with extensive teaching, leadership, and administrative experience in various countries, including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, and UAE.

His vast teaching experience with diverse students cohort (from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UK and UAE) and PGCAPP and Fellowship in Higher Education Academy (FHEA) qualifications enables him to enhance teaching and learning abilities. He mainly enjoys teaching any health/medicine subjects but mainly cover cardio-respiratory physiology and pathophysiology and research skills courses across the college including biomedical, healthcare science and health technology students across the university.

Throughout his career, he has published over 15 papers in high-impact journals and has been involved in managing large-scale, collaborative, and multi-year research projects both in the UK and abroad. He has worked on research projects in collaboration with various institutions, including Sunderland Royal Hospital, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, GP surgeries, community nurses, and several hospitals in Dammam, Located in the eastern province namely Qatif General Hospital and King Fahd University Hospital, AL Khobar, KSA.

Dr. Ansari is an active member of The Physiological Society in the UK and has significant experience in teaching and researching respiratory physiology and pathophysiology. He has also been involved in establishing partnerships with cross-disciplinary healthcare researchers, emphasizing the importance of research in healthcare.

Overall, Dr. Khalid Ansari’s extensive academic and clinical experience, combined with his research contributions and leadership skills, make him a valuable asset in the field of respiratory care and medical sciences.

Core Qualifications

  • Introduction to Teaching , University of Sunderland, UK Sept 2009
  • Project Management , University of Sunderland, UK Feb 2009
  • Research Methods , University of Sunderland, UK Feb 2009
  • Writing and Publishing Research , University of Sunderland, UK Mar 2009
  • Winning Research Funding , University of Sunderland, UK Mar 2009
  • Research Ethics in Health Research , University of Newcastle, UK Apr 2009
  • How to be an “Effective Researcher” , University of Sunderland, UK Mar 2011
  • Quit well training Course , SAMSO, KSA Dec 2013
  • Saudi Society of Respiratory Care , University of Dammam, KSA Apr 2013& 2014
  • Facilitator Problem based Learning , University of South Alabama, USA Dec 2014
  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation , King Fahd Hospital, Dammam, KSA Oct 2015
  • Tobacco Treatment Specialist , University of Massachusetts, USA Oct 2017
  • Faculty Mentorship Certificate , Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KSA Nov 2017
  • Core Competencies in Teaching and Learning , Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KSA Jan 2018
  • Equity and Diversity , University of the West of England, UK August 2020
  • Child Protection Awareness , University of the West of England, UK August 2022
  • Safeguarding Adults , University of the West of England, UK August 2022
  • Data Protection , University of the West of England, UK August2022
  • An Introduction To The Prevent Duty As It Affects Higher Education , University of the West of England, UK August2022
  • Scientific committee member
  • Team leader
  • Annual programs evaluations and reports.
  • Curriculum Review design and management.
  • Training needs analysis, training design and development and training delivery
  • Students’ project and research competitions Supervision.
  • External Reviewer and Examiner


  • Ph. D University of Sunderland, UK 2008-2012
  • M. Phil Health Sciences University of Sunderland, UK 2004-2007
  • MBBS (Medicine, Surgery) University of Karachi , Pakistan 1994-2000
  • PG.D. Medicine Management University of Sunderland, UK 2002-2003
  • PGCAPP (With Merit) University of the West of England, UK 2020-2021


  • Extent of exposure to scented candles and prevalence of respiratory and non-respiratory symptoms amongst young university students Noor Al Khathlan , Meaad Basuwaidan , Sarah Al Yami , Fatimah Al-Saif , Salam Al-Fareed , Khalid Ansari
  • Preparation of melatonin novel-mucoadhesive nanoemulsion used in the treatment of depression N Ahmad, MS Khalid, AM Al Ramadhan, MZ Alaradi, et al. Polymer Bulletin, 1-40, 2022
  • Hesitancy towards the COVID-19 vaccine among health care practitioners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study AA Almojaibel, K Ansari, YA Alzahrani, SA Alessy, FA Farooqi et al. F1000Research 11 (24), 24, 2022
  • Early Determinants of Mortality in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia KA Ansari, MJ Alwazzeh, FA Alkuwaiti, FA Farooqi, N Al Khathlan et al. International Journal of General Medicine 15, 1689, 2022
  • Perception on Online Teaching and Learning Among Health Sciences Students in Higher Education Institutions during the COVID-19 Lockdown–Ways to Improve Teaching and Learning in Saudi Arabia KA Ansari, F Farooqi, SQ Khan, M Alhareky, MAC Trinidad, T Abidi F1000 Research 10 , 2021
  • Sleep Disorders Among Undergraduate Health Students in Bristol, United Kingdom Mubashir Zafar, Khaled Ansari Mediterranian Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2021
  • The development of a novel Wellness Assessment Instrument and its use in the assessment of wellness status in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease KA Ansari, N Keaney, F Farooqi , 2020 Perspectives in public health, 1757913920960787
  • Daytime sleepiness and sleep quality among undergraduate medical students in Dammam, Saudi Arabia M Zafar, EOM Omer, M Elfatih, K Ansari, A Kareem, R Fares, W Saad Indian Journal of Medical Specialities 11 (3), 148,2021
  • Prevalence, Comparison, and Determinants of Smoking among Young Schoolchildren in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia K Ansari, FA Farooqi, ST Abidi, JS Al Mubarak, S Ali Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 8 (E), 347-352, 2021
  • Opinions of healthcare providers on the design of a smartphone application for asthma treatment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia HM Al-Otaibi, KA Ansari, O Hamad, TM Alanzi, 2021 Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 15 (1)
  • Association of sleep disorder with academic performance among medical students in Sudan M Zafar, EOM Omer, ME Hassan, K Ansari , 2021 Russian Open Medical Journal 9 (2)
  • Evaluation of mechanical ventilators' accuracy in clinical settings: A quality control study HM Al-Otaibi, KA Ansari, FA Farooqi, 2020 Saudi Critical Care Journal 3 (4), 123
  • Ultrasonication techniques used for the preparation of novel Eugenol-Nanoemulsion in the treatment of wounds healings and anti-inflammatory KA Niyaz Ahmad, AftabAlam, Farhan Jalees Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 46, 461-473, 2018
  • Comparison and prevalence of smoking among Saudi females from different Departments of the College of Applied Medical Sciences in Dammam K Ansari, FA Farooqi, 2017 International journal of health sciences 11 (5), 56
  • The Effect of Listening to Holy Quran Recitation on Weaning Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Study, 2017 FAF Mohammad Yadak, Khalid Aziz Ansari, Hatem Qutub, Hajed Al-Otaibi, Omar ... Journal of Religion and Health, 1-10
  • Impact of Symptoms Duration in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is There Any Meaningful Link? KA Ansari, NP Keaney, HMA Otaibi Primary Health Care: Open Access 7 (1), 1-4, 2016
  • Body mass index, airflow obstruction and dyspnea and body mass index, airflow obstruction, dyspnea scores, age and pack years-predictive properties of new multidimensional index to predict mortality. K Ansari, Annals of Thoracic Medicine 11 (4), 261-268
  • Precision in Diagnosing and Classifying COPD:Comparison of Historical Height with Current Height and Arm Span to Predict FEV1, 2012 K Ansari The Open Respiratory Medicine Journal 6, 54-58
  • Muscle weakness, health status and frequency of exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease K Ansari Postgraduate Medical Journal 88, 372-376, 2012

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