Jawad Fadhel Abulhasan

Jawad Fadhel Abulhasan

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD Title: The Potential of Using the Latency of Hamstring Reflex-Response as an Objective Measure of Knee Stability

Supervisor: Dr. Michael J. Grey


  • PhD candidate, University of Birmingham, expc. 2015
  • Master of science in sport injury management and therapy, Sheffield Hallam University, 2012
  • Bachelor degree in physiotherapy, Kuwait University, 2006


Jawad F. Abulhasan is a physiotherapist graduated from Kuwait university in 2006 and worked in Sport medicine department at Kuwait ministry of health. He got his master of science degree at Sheffield Hallam university (2012) in sport injury management and therapy.

Mr Jawad’s research area of interest is on rehabilitation of athletes and recreational exercisers, specifically working on knee laxity measures. He conducted a project in 2011 on the effect of different running speeds on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) laxity as for his master degree project. He is currently working on a project with his supervisor Dr Michael J. Grey to investigate the potential of using the latency of hamstring reflex-response as an objective measure of knee stability.


Research group: Neuroscience motor control group/ Rehabilitation and performance enhancement

Other activities

  • Member in the Allied Health Student society from 2004-2006
  • Member in Kuwait Physical Therapy Association from 2006-Present
  • Member of the Guild at University of Birmingham, 2012-present


Conferences involved in:

  • March 2004 (The Multidisciplinary Approach in Physiotherapy) Kuwait
  • March 2005 (Role of Physiotherapy in changing patients life style) Kuwait
  • November 2005 (The Fifth Physical Therapy Scientific Symposium) Kuwait
  • April 2006 (International conference for Physiotherapy) Dubai-UAE
  • January 2007  (The First Kuwait Physical Therapy Association Conference)
  • March 2007 (The 11th G.C.C Orthopedic Association Conference) Kuwait
  • November 2007 (The 6thPhysical Therapy Scientific Symposium) Kuwait
  • November 2007 (2nd Trauma Conference, Kuwait)
  • April 2008 (Emirates Physiotherapy conference) Dubai
  • March 2008 (The 7th Physical Therapy scientific Symposium) Kuwait
  • April   2009  (The 12th G.C.C Orthopedic Association Conference) Kuwait -October 2009 (The 8th Physical Therapy Scientific Symposium) Kuwait
  • September 2010 (The 9th Physical Therapy Scientific Symposium) Kuwait
  • February 2012 (Isokinetic Conference
  • Football Medicine Strategies for Knee Injuries) Chelsea Football club, London, UK
  • May 2012 (4th Biennial EMIRATES PHYSIOTHRAPY CONFERENCE, Dubai, UAE)

Presentations given:

  • The effect of respiratory muscle training on the performance and endurance level among normal individual (Presented in Kuwait University 2004)
  • Case Presentation of a One year and 5 months Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patient Presented in Kuwait University 2005)
  • What is Euthanasia? (Presented in Kuwait University 2006)
  • Comparison between two ACL rehabilitation protocols after reconstruction surgery Research done in 2006)
  • Bone Metastasis in cancerous patient (Brochure done in 2007)
  • Rehabilitation Program after Meniscus injury (Physiotherapy Office Counterpart Presentation 2008)
  • Physiotherapy role in cardiovascular problems (Physiotherapy Office Counterpart Presentation 2009)
  • Brachial plexus injury (Brochure done in 2010)
  • Meniscus Tear (Poster Presentation done in 2011)