Dr Ebrahim Rajab

Lecturer in Human Biology

School of Medicine

Area of Expertise

Motor learning, neural and muscle plasticity. Animals models of diabetes. Exercise rehabilitation.


  • PhD Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Nottingham, 1999; MSc Physiotherapy, University of Ulster, 2005; BSc(Hons) Physiology and Sports Science, University of Glasgow, 1993; MCSP 2005. Licensed physiotherapist in the UK and Bahrain.
  • Assistant Professor and Chairperson of Physiotherapy Department, College of Medical & Health Sciences, Ahlia University, Bahrain, 2009-2015
  • In vivo pharmacologist, Discovery Biology, Pfizer Global R&D, 1999-2003.

Current areas of activity

  • Lecturer in Foundation Year.
  • Recent publications on changes in motor learning and memory in rat models of experimentally-induced seizures and of short-term dietary restriction.
  • Current research projects in collaboration with Arabian Gulf University: (1) neuroprotective effects of EPO in the ageing brain of diabetic mice; (2) neuroprotective effects of gum Arabic in the ageing brain of diabetic rats; (3) neuroprotective effects of exercise in the ageing brain of diabetic rats.
  • Member of RCSI Bahrain Ethics Committee.