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Mr Mohammed Al-Sheikh Hassan

Job: PhD student

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Nursing and Midwifery

Research group(s): Institute for Health & Health Policy

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

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Personal profile

Mohammed is a PhD researcher at the Faculty of Health and Life Science. Mohammed is an experienced Public Health and Nursing professional with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry, and higher academic institutions. Mohammed is skilled in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Research Methods, Clinical and Nursing Research, and Public Health Systems. Mohammed’s research areas include Trauma Care Systems, Public Health Emergencies, and Health Workforce Development. During his career, Mohammed developed a unique set of skills such as research and clinical databases project management, scientific writing, and data management and analysis.

Research group affiliations

Publications and outputs

Al-Sheikh Hassan, M., De Vries, K., & Rutty, J. (2022). Emergency trauma care during the COVID-19 pandemic: A phenomenological study of nurses’ experiences. International Emergency Nursing, 61, 101147. 10.1016/j.ienj.2022.101147

Alqahtani, A., Aldahish, A., Krishnaraju, V., Alqarni, M., & Al- Sheikh Hassan, M. (2021). General Public Knowledge of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Early Stages of the Pandemic: A Random Online Survey in Saudi Arabia. Patient preference and adherence, 15, 601–609.

Abohamr, S. I., Aldossari, M. A., Azazy, A. S., Elsheikh, E., Hassan, M. A., Almeman, A. (2020). Association of vitamin D level with the severity of coronary artery disease in Saudi patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome. World Heart Journal, 12 (4)

Albugami, R. A., Smith, S., Hassan, M. A., & Almas, K. (2019). Trends in implant dentistry: Implant systems, complications and barriers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dental and Medical Problems, 56(3), 223-230. 10.17219/dmp/108659

Shehabi, Y., Howe, B. D., Bellomo, R., Arabi, Y. M., Bailey, M., Bass, F. E., Bin Kadiman, S., McArthur, C. J., Murray, L., Reade, M. C., Seppelt, I. M., Takala, J., Wise, M. P., Webb, S. A., & ANZICS Clinical Trials Group and the SPICE III Investigators (2019). Early Sedation with Dexmedetomidine in Critically Ill Patients. The New England journal of medicine, 380(26), 2506–2517. (M Hassan - clinical investigator)

Research interests/expertise

Trauma Care Systems

Public Health Emergencies

Health Workforce Development

Areas of teaching

Introduction Public Health

Basic and Advanced Epidemiology

Community Health Nursing

Health Research Methods

Health Assessment


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, PhD - De Montfort University (current)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Epidemiology, PG Cert - Harvard Medical School
  • Master of Science in Public Health, MSc - University of Jordan
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSc - University of Jordan
  • Registered Nurse (Adult) - Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), UK

PhD project


The lived experience of foreign-trained registered nurses working within an Emergency and Trauma Centre in Saudi Arabia


Background: The incidence of traumatic conditions in Saudi Arabia is one of the highest in the world. The recent years have witnessed additional attention to upgrading the conventional trauma care system into an advanced trauma system. The nursing workforce in Saudi Arabia is one of the most diverse work cultures in the world, which makes it unique to understand the experiences of these nurses. The extraordinary work environment in Saudi Arabia creates a phenomena for research. Methods: The study will employ a descriptive phenomenological approach to answer the research question and achieve the aims. Phenomenology contributes to health research by using every day and lived experiences as an origin for stating and understanding the meanings of participants’ experiences.

Consolidating phenomenological research approaches into nursing research builds possibilities to see from the experiences of others. The study will gather insight and build common themes about foreign-trained nurses' experiences in moving to Saudi Arabia and providing trauma care in a major trauma hub. Unstructured interviews will be used to enhance participants’ role in providing a detailed and comprehensive description of their experiences as trauma care nurses through real-life examples and stories from their own experience.

Name of supervisor(s)

Dr Jane Rutty (Primary) / Prof Kay De Vries (Secondary)