Kazhan Ibrahim Mahmood


College of Nursing

Department of Nursing

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I am currently holding a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health/ School of Nursing and Midwifery/ The University of Sheffield-UK.

I have finished my MSc degree in Maternity Nursing at the Hawler Medical University. My academic background is Nursing, I obtained a BSc in Nursing Science (First Class Honours) at the Hawler Medical University. 

I work as a Lecturer and Researcher at the College of Nursing/Midwifery and Nursing departments contributing to undergraduate teaching, as well as supervising student’s projects.

In addition to teaching responsibility, I am currently a Deputy Director of the Center for Research and Education in Women's Health (CREWH) at HMU.

Research Interest:

My research interest spans the areas of women’s health and sexual/reproductive health. Methodologically, my expertise lies in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods researches.

Google Scholar


  • Mahmood, K. I., Shabu, S. A., M-Amen, K. M., Hussain, S. S., Kako, D. A., Hinchliff, S., & Shabila, N. P. (2021). The impact of CoViD-19 related lockdown on the prevalence of spousal violence against women in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Journal of interpersonal violence, 0886260521997929.


  • M-Amen, K., Mahmood, K. I., Shabu, S. A., & Shabila, N. P. (2021). Exploring perspectives on COVID-19 risk, protective behavior and control measures. Journal of Risk Research, 1-13.


  • Shabu, S. A., M-Amin, K., Mahmood, K. I., & Shabila, N. P. (2021). Risk Perception and Behavioral Response to COVID-19: A Survey of University Students and Staff in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Social Work in Public Health36(4), 474-485.


  • Qader, G., Aali, M., Smail, S. W., Mahmood, K., Hasan, B., M-Amen, K., ... & Salihi, A. (2021). Cardiac, Hepatic and Renal Dysfunction and IL-18 Polymorphism in Breast, Colorectal, and Prostate Cancer Patients. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP22(1), 131.


  • Qader, G., Aali, M., Amen, K. M., Mahmood, K., Hasan, B., Shekha, M., ... & Mohammed, K. A. (2020). The status of cancer publications in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Journal of Cancer Policy24, 100221.

PhD in Maternal Health, The University of Sheffield/United Kingdom - 2012-2016

MSc in Maternity Nursing, Hawler Medical University/Iraq - 2008-2010

BSc in Nursing Science, Hawler Medical University/Iraq - 2002-2006


- Biostatistics Theory - Third-year students

- Maternity Nursing Theory & Clinical. - Third-year students

- Obstetric Complications and Emergencies - Midwifery students