Dr Osama Tashani - Pain Research Fellow - PhD, PGCert Biostatistics, BVM&S
I started my research career investigating the role of mechanical receptors in the control of respiration and the role of digestive tract motility using avian and mammalian experimental models. I became interested in the history of pain science in the Arab world and particularly the writings of Ibn Sina. Recently, I have stopped undertaking experiments using animals and now concentrate on studying pain sensitivity in humans.
I have been interested in pain sensitivity between sexes and cultures and have developed and validated a pain measurement tool for use in Libya. I am interested in exploring the potential use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for pain in the Arab world. I am currently developing a series of protocols for quantitative sensory testing.
I'm a member of the physiological Society, UK, and the Pan Arab Biological Society. I am an advisory board member of the Libyan Medical Journal and the Libyan Journal of Infectious Diseases and act as a referee for The Saudi Medical Journal.
What makes me tick?
Definitely data! I get excited every time I start analyzing new data sets. I also like discussions of new ideas and concepts in research.