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Qualifications

BSc (Maths), MSc, PhD (Stats), PGCEd

About

Jamal Ameen obtained a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Mathematics/Statistics from Baghdad University and his PhD in the field of Bayesian Modelling and Forecasting from the University of Warwick, UK. After the completion of his PhD, Jamal returned to Kurdistan during the Iran-Iraq war and worked for nine months in Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq until the university was closed for participation in the war at which time, he left to Iran and ended up in a Refugee Camp in south of Iran with his family. During that period, the University of Warwick managed his return to the UK during the first quarter of 1987. Since then, Jamal worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and also began working for Unilever as a Research Scientist for about eight years where he developed new techniques and tools for market analysis, including advertising, promotional and pricing activities. For part of that period Jamal was also a visiting lecturer at Liverpool University.
Since the start of 1994, Jamal joined the University of Glamorgan as a Senior Lecturer within which period, he has successfully directed/supervised fourteen PhD students and five MSc students all within their timeframes and in areas of statistical modelling, accounting, finance, engineering, economics and healthcare.
Jamal is currently on unpaid leave working at the Ministry of Planning, Kurdistan Regional Government at the special request of both the Prime Minister and the Minister of Planning as a Senior Advisor to support statistical services in the Kurdistan Region. He has been awarded a gold medal from The House of Representatives, Iraqi Federal Government and a trophy from The World Bank for his active contributions in a five year Poverty Reduction Strategy for Iraq and Kurdistan Region.

Experience

Pro Vice Chancellor- Academic, University of Kurdistan Hawler, Kurdistan Region,
Formerly Senior Advisor at The Ministry of Planning,
Kurdistan Regional Government,
Kurdistan Region,
Erbil,
Iraq
Ph: +964 750 428 84 82

Responsibilities

Responsibilities
Main teaching areas:
Dynamic Models
Statistical Inference and Forecasting
Methods and Tools for Social Science Research

Currently off campus

Publications

Basha R and Ameen J (2012), Tele-market modelling of fuzzy consumer behavior. International Journal of Communication and Computers. Vol 6(1), 1-8
Ameen JRM and Basha R (2012), Data Zooming for The Detection of Outliers and Subsequence Discords, IJICIC, Vol 8. No. 4, 2705-2711
Efstathiou N, Coll AM, Ameen JRM & Daly W (2010), Do Greek healthcare users and healthcare providers share cancer care priorities? Analysing the results from two Delphi studies, European Journal of Cancer Care.1-8.
Fatah KS, Shi P, Ameen JRM & Wiltshire R (2010) A Preference Ranking Model based on Both Mean-Variance Analysis and Cumulative Distribution Function using Simulation. International Journal of Operational Research. Vol 8, No. 2, 189-207;
Fatah KS, Shi P, Ameen JRM & Wiltshire R (2009) Risk-averse Preference Models for Normalized Lotteries using Simulation. International Journal of Operational Research. Vol 5, No. 3, 311-327;
Efstathiou N, Ameen JRM & Coll AM (2008) A Delphi Study to Identify Healthcare Users Priorities for Cancer Care in Greece. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 12, 362-371;
Richards W, Ameen JRM, Higgs G (2008) Adapting to Change: Dental Prescriptions, British Journal of Healthcare Management. Vol. 14(11), 500-4
Basha R & Ameen JRM (2007) Unusual Sub-sequence Identifications in Time Series with Periodicity, IJICIC. Vol 3, No.2. 471-480;
Williams WR, Richards JP, Ameen JRM & Davies J (2007) Recurrent brief depression and personality traits in allergy, anxiety and premenstrual syndrome patients: A general practice survey. Med Sci Monit., 13(3), 118-124;
Efstathiou N, Ameen JRM & Coll AM (2007) Greek healthcare providers� priorities for cancer care: A Delphi study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 11, 141-150;
Coll AM & Ameen JRM (2006) Profiles of Pain after Day Surgery: Patients Experiences of Three Different Operation Types. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 53(2), 178-187;
Richards W, Ameen JRM & Coll AM (2005) The Community General Dental Practitioner: A Case Study from General Dental Practice, British Journal of Healthcare Management. Vol. 11(10), 308-312;
Northway R Ameen JRM Coll AM & Jenkins IR (2005) Support, Information and Advice to Elderly People Living in Residential Care. National Assembly of Wales, ISBN 1-84054-115-6;
Ameen JRM, Coll AM, Peters M (2005). The Impact of Tele-Advice on The Community Nurses Knowledge for the Care of Venous Leg Ulcers. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 50(6), 583-593;
Richards W, Ameen J, Salisbury AM, Higgs G (2005) Reasons For Tooth Extraction in Four General Dental Practices in South Wales British Dental Journal. 198(5) 275-278;
Northway R Ameen JRM Coll AM & Jenkins IR (2005) Support, Information and Advice to Elderly People Living in Residential Care. National Assembly of Wales, ISBN 1-84054-115-6;
Dolan G, Iredale R, William R & Ameen JRM (2004). Consumer use of internet for health information: a survey of primary care patients, International Journal of Consumer Studies, 28, 2, 147-153;
Coll AM, Ameen JRM & Mead D (2004). Postoperative pain assessment tools in day surgery: literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 46(2), 124-133;
Coll AM, Ameen JRM & Moseley LG (2004). Reported pain after day surgery: a critical review. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 46(1),53-65;
Coll AM & Ameen JRM (2004). Zeneca travelling fellowship report: Day surgery discharge policies in Australia. Journal of One Day Surgery. Winter Issue, 18-21;
Ameen JRM, Neale RH and Abrahamson M (2003). An Application of Regression Analysis to Quantify a Claim for Increased Costs. Journal of Construction Management and Economics, 21, 159-165;
Richards W & Ameen JRM (2002) The Impact of attendance patterns on Oral Health in a General Dental Practice. British Dental Journal. Vol. 192, No. 12, December Issue, 697-701;
Ameen JRM & Naji J (2001) Causal Models for Road Accident Fatalities in Yemen. Accident Analysis and Prevention, J. 33, 547-561;
Tayib M, Coombs HM & Ameen JRM (1999) Financial reporting by Malaysian local authorities: a study of the needs and requirements of the users of the local authority financial accounts. International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 2 No. 2 &3, 103-120;
Ameen JRM (1992) Non-Linear Predictor Models. Journal of Forecasting. Vol. II, 309-324;
Ameen JRM (1989) Sequential Discount Smoothing. The Statistician. 37, 227 237, 1989;
Ameen JRM & Harrison PJ (1985) Normal Discount Bayesian Models (with discussion). Bayesian Statistics 2, Ed. J.M. Bernardo et al. 271 298. North Holland, Amsterdam;
Ameen JRM & Harrison PJ (1985) Discount Weighted Estimation. Journal of Forecasting, Vol. 3, 285 296, 1985;
Ameen JRM & Harrison PJ (1984) Discount Bayesian Multiprocess models with QUSUM’s. In Time Series Analysis: Theory and Practice 5. Ed: O. D. Anderson. North Holland, Amsterdam 117 134;
Ameen JRM & Ahmed MS (1980) Two remarks on a paper of E J Gumbel. Iraqi j. Sci. 21, No. 2., 458-463, 1980;
Ameen JRM (1977) A Class of Bivariate Distributions with Power Series Marginal Distributions. Zanko, Series A, Vol.3, No. 2. 187-194.

Short Communications (refereed)
Richards W, Ameen JRM & Br Dent J (2002) Do regular attenders have better oral health? British Dental Journal, Vol. 192, No. 12, December Issue, 695;
Ameen JRM, Neale RH & Smith SD (2001) Earthmoving Productivity Estimation Using Linear Regression Techniques. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 127, Issue 1, 88-89;
Ameen JRM (1995) Comments on Model Uncertainty, Data Mining and Statistical Inference. J. R. Statist. Soc. A. 453;
Ameen JRM (1985) Comments on ‘Generalised Linear Models: Scale parameters, Outlier accommodation and prior distributions.’ by Dr. M. West’ 554 555, In Bayesian Statistics 2, Ed. J.M. Bernardo et al., North Holland, Amsterdam, 554-555;
Ameen JRM (1985) Comments on “Highly Informative Priors”, by E. T. Janes, 329-352, Bayesian Statistics 2, Ed. J.M. Bernardo et al., North Holland, Amsterdam, 353-354;
Ameen JRM (1985) Comments on “Multivariate Group Assessment of Probabilities of Nuclear War”, by S James Press, 425-455, Bayesian Statistics 2, Ed. J.M. Bernardo et al., North Holland, Amsterdam, 455, 985.

Official reports (refereed):
Northway R, Ameen JRM, Coll AM & Jenkins IR (2004) Support, information and advice to elderly people living in residential care with, National Assembly for Wales;
Warner M, Cohen D, Ameen JRM, et al. (2003) Can Home be Possible for the Frail Elderly? Substitution of Hospital and other Institutional-Focused Technologies L. NHS Estates Research and Development;
Ameen JRM, Mac Donald G & Coll AM (2003) Smoking Cessation Services in Iechyd Morgannwg Health Authority: An Evaluation Report;
Deaville J, Kenkre J, Ameen JRM et al. (2001) The Impact on Mental Health and Well-being as a result of the Foot and Mouth outbreak in Wales National Assembly for Wales.

Other reports
During my work in Kurdistan since 2007, I have published over six articles on key topics of the day in the local newspapers (on demand);
Ameen JRM (2006) Data and Information Centre for Kurdistan (DAICK). The Council of Ministers, Kurdistan Regional Government, Erbil, Iraq;
Ameen JRM & Coll AM (2002) Predictive Modelling of Student Nurse Attrition in Higher Education. National Assembly for Wales;
Ameen JRM (1977) Domestic Electricity Forecasting Models for South Wales. University of Glamorgan;
Ameen JRM (1992) Advertising Wearout. Unilever Research Laboratory (URL) Internal Report;
Ameen JRM (1991) Forward Buying in the Retail Trade. URL Internal Report;
Ameen JRM (1989) Bayesian Analysis of Sales Promotions with Limited Information. URL Internal Report;
Ameen JRM (1988) Time Varying Systems. URL Internal Report;
Ameen JRM (1988) An appraisal of EMEX: Econometric Modelling Expert Systems. URL Internal Report.
Ameen JRM (1988) A Short Review of Sequential Estimation and Bayesian Modelling. URL Internal Report.

Conference Presentations:
Ameen JRM (2009) Human Cost of Tyranny in Kurdistan Region: A Bayesian Estimation Model. Iraqi-French Mathematicians Conference, November 2009, Erbil, Kurdistan Region;
Ameen JRM & Basha R (2009) Mining Multiple Periodic Time Series for Detecting Unusual Sub-sequences. International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, December, 2009, Kauhsiung, Taiwan;
Basha R & Ameen JRM (2007) Hierarchical Data Mining for Unusual Sub-sequence Identifications in Time Series Processes, Second International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, September 5-7, Kumamoto, Japan;
Ameen JRM & Basha R (2006) Mining Time Series for Identifying Unusual Sub-sequences with Applications. International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, August 30- September 1, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, P R China;
Harinath G, Stock D, Ameen J, Foster ME & Haray PN (2006) Immunocytochemistry of Rectal Cancer Circumferential Margins for Micrometastases. Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland: Annual Scientific Meeting Edinburgh 2006 “The Complete Surgeon” Edinburgh International Conference Centre (Poster of Distinction http://www.asgbi.org.uk/Edinburgh/posters/distinction.pdf).
Ameen JRM (2006) Data and Information Centre for Kurdistan. Presentation to the Council of Ministers, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
Ameen JRM (2006) Data and Information Centre for Kurdistan. Half an hour interview on “Zagros-TV”. This is a worldwide reach satellite television channel in Kurdish;
Ameen JRM, Coll AM, Northway R, Jenkins R (2004) Advocacy for older people living in residential homes. The 33rd British Society of Gerontology, Sutherlands College, Roehampton University, 9-11 September 2004;
Ameen JRM, Al-Madfai H & Ryley A (2004) Variability Decomposition in transfer function modelling: with application to daily seasonal data. 24th International Symposium on Forecasting. Sydney, Australia;
Al-Madfai H, Ameen JRM & Ryley A (2004) The Hierarchical profiling approach to STLF of multi-year daily electricity demand in South Wales. 24th International Symposium on Forecasting. Sydney, Australia;
Peters M, Ameen JRM & Coll AM (2003) The impact of tele-advice on the community nurses management of leg ulcers. Smith & Nephew Annual meeting, London;
Richards W, Ameen JRM & Coll AM (2003) A changing professional role for dentists? The community general dental practitioner: a case study. Changing Professional Roles Symposium, Vale Of Glamorgan Hotel;
Ameen JRM & Coll AM (2003) Predictive rules for student nurse attrition. 5th RCN Joint Educational Forums Conference, Bournemouth;
Khaled MA, Ameen JRM, Buck P & Kalagirou I (2002) Effects of Female Genital Mutilation on Childbirth 17th European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Prague, Czech Republic;
Ameen JRM & Coll AM (2002) Charting the Challenge: Statistical Findings. RCN Quality Care, London;
Al-Madfai H, Ameen JRM & Ryley A (2001) Daily Domestic Electricity Demand Forecasting: A hierarchical profiling approach ETK-NTTS 2001 Conference on June 18, Crete;
Moor B, Ameen JRM & Hodges IC (2001) The Impact of an Asthma Camp on the quality of life on Children. ATS 2001 San Francisco, 18- 23;
Ameen JRM (1994) Forecasting Models for different Horizons. The Fourteenth International Symposium on Forecasting, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden;
Ameen JRM (1995) Modelling Pollutants Transport in Rivers and Estuaries. The IMA Conference on Environmental Modelling, Lancaster University. (Bayesian Modelling of Pollutants transport in flowing media);
Ameen JRM (1987) Sequential Discount Smoothing. International Conference on Statistical Forecasting and Decision-Making, Cambridge;
Ameen JRM (1983) Multiprocess Modelling. International Time Series Conference, Nottingham;
Ameen JRM (1983) Normal Discount Bayesian Models. Second International Meeting on Bayesian Statistics, Violence, Spain.

Funding
Below, abbreviation of PI and CPI are indicators of Principal and Co-Principal Investigator.
Grants Awarded
$750,000 – Contract for adopting a “Flying University” mode to upgrade 40 diploma nurses in Kurdistan Region-Iraq to BSc level. In collaboration with Drewe Phillips – Faculty of Health, Sports & Science
$200,000 – Ameen JRM (PI) – Quick Response Fund. Revitalising and upgrading Kurdistan Region Statistics Office, Kurdistan Region, Erbil, Iraq, 2008;
$1,004,240 – Ameen JRM (PI) – Stage One: Establishment of Data and Information Centre for Kurdistan, (DAICK). Project for Kurdistan Region, Iraq, 2007;
£25,000 – Ameen JRM (PI), Coll AM & Peters M – Nurse Led Patient Management Product for Pain and Wound Assessment, Welsh Development Agency (KEF Funding), 2005;
£10,000 – Black D (PI), Ameen JRM, Jenkins R, James M. HMP Cardiff, Prison Health Care: A Survey of Health Needs of Convicted Prisoners at the point of release into the Community, Bro Taf Health Authority, 2003;
£11,650 – Ameen JRM (CPI), Mac Donald G (CPI), Coll AM. Evaluation of Smoking Cessation Services, Iechyd Morgannwg Health Authority, 2003;
£149,950 – The future of Community Hospitals during the next 20 years with Warner M (PI), Cohen D, Ameen JRM, Coll AM and Longo M. (The impact of future technologies on District General Hospitals provision of care), NHS Estates Research and Development (£12000 My share for statistical analysis and advise), 2000;
£6900 – Ameen JRM (PI), Coll AM and Peters M (CPI). The development of a leg ulcer wound assessment tool, Smith & Nephew Foundation, 2002;
£15,995- Deaville J (PI), Kenkre J and Ameen JRM. The Mental Health Impact of Foot and Mouth on the Welsh farming Community), National Assembly for Wales grant, 2001;
£ 44,000 – Northway R (PI), Ameen JRM, Coll AM & Jenkins RI. Advocacy in Residential homes for older people, Welsh Office for Research and Development, 2001;
£33,000 – Williams R (PI), Richards J and Ameen JRM. The influence of personality traits on the presentation of allergic disorder and pre-menstrual syndrome in primary care, University grant, 2000;

Postgraduate Supervision
Successful completions:
DoS for Abdullah El-Bouzedi (PhD) Investigation and Modelling the Epidemiology of Hepatits C Virus in Libya (with Mr Mark Griffiths & Dr Mohammed Daw) – 2013
Supervisor for Majeed, SM (PhD) Cluster Detection Models using a Hybrid Methodology with Applications in the analysis of Crimes. (with Dr Ian Wilson and Professor Andrew Ware). 2010.
Supervisor for Khwazbeen S Fattah (PhD) Mean-Variance Analysis and Cumulative Distribution Function using Simulation in Risk Modelling with Applications in Construction Industry in Kurdistan Region (with Professor Peng Shi). 2009;
Supervisor for Gina Dolan (PhD) Internet use of health related information. 2006;
Advisor for Albena Kerekovska (PhD)- Cross cultural translation of advertising material in the Tobacco Industry Bulgarian student, 2005;
DoS for Nikolaos Efstathiou (PhD)- Cancer Care in Greece. 2004;
DoS for Khaled Said (PhD) The impact of Female Genital Mutilation on childbirth, 2004;
DoS for Melanie Peters (PhD) Telemedicine and nurses role in the care of leg ulcers. Obtained about £7,000 of research fund from Smith and Nephew Foundation to support Melanies research project, 2003;
DoS for Abdullah Al-Hijji (PhD) Islamic Banking. 2003;
DoS for Hasan Al-Madfai (PhD) Weather Corrected Electricity Demand Forecasting, 2002;
Supervisor for Berengere Fromy (PhD) The effect of Applied Pressure on the Microcirculation of Blood in the Human Fore-foot, 1997;
Supervisor for Jamil Naji (PhD) Road accident fatalities in Yemen, 1997;
Supervisor for Mohammed Tayib (PhD) Malaysian Local Government Tax Collection for Residential Homes, 1998;
DoS for Shanker (MPhil) The Impact of Rapid Access Colorectal Clinics in a DGH practice (with Professor Kenkre). 2006;
DoS for Gandra Harinath (MPhil) Local recurrence of rectal cancers: role of immunocytochemistry in the evaluation of circumferential margins of rectal cancer, 2006;
DoS for Javia Oliette (MPhil) Co-integration in the European Financial Markets. Passed with distinction, 2000;
DoS for Johanna Tegelman (Mphil) Modelling the value of Intellectual Capital. Passed with distinction, 1999.

My contributions have been very instrumental in the success of five other PhD students.

External

Statistical Referee for the Journal of Advanced Nursing;
Core member of Poverty Reduction Strategy in Kurdistan Region and Iraq supported by the World Bank;
Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control;
A founding member of Kurdistani Scientific Association, United Kingdom.

Consultancy

Senior Advisor for the Ministry of Planning, Kurdistan Regional Government, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

Research

Applied Statistics with social and economical interests, Data Mining

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