Ahmed obtained a Master in clinical child psychology from Menoufia University (Egypt) in 1996, followed by a PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of Glasgow (UK) in 2005.
He was awarded Qatar University Excellence Research award (2006), Qatar University Scientists 2015 Scopus Awards in Humanities, the State (Egypt) Incentive Award for Social Sciences (Psychology) in 2011, and the University (Menoufia) Incentive Award for Psychological and Educational Sciences in 2011.
His primary research interests include visual cognition generally and face perception particularly. He has constructed an Egyptian face-matching database, which has been used in many international publications. He is also interested in eyewitness identification, psychological correlates of criminal behavior, criminal thinking, emotion regulation, and psychopathology of personality. For the full list of my publication, please see my google scholar webpage: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=PLFl_VkAAAAJ