Tanveer Ahmed (psychiatrist)

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Tanveer Ahmed (born 25 August 1974) is an Bangladeshi–Australian journalist, television personality and a doctor working as a psychiatrist.

Early life[edit]

Ahmed was born in Bangladesh but was raised in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. He won a scholarship to be educated at Sydney Grammar School and went on to the University of Sydney, where he studied medicine, graduating in 2000. He also had a stint writing for the university's Honi Soit magazine. He represented the Australian Medical Association as the national representative for training doctors in 2006–07.[1]


Besides being a doctor, Ahmed has also been a journalist for SBS TV, and appeared regularly on radio and television discussing issues pertaining to multiculturalism and mental health issues. He was a regular contributor to the major newspapers, most commonly the Sydney Morning Herald.

Ahmed's contributions to the Sydney Morning Herald were discontinued after he was exposed as a serial plagiarist, who had repeatedly presented work from other sources as his own.[2] "Media Watch has identified six other articles by Tanveer Ahmed, including one written for the website Mamamia, which contain passages lifted from other sources," the program found.

Ahmed is an appointee to the Advertising Standards Board,[3] and serves as an UN ambassador against domestic violence via becoming a White Ribbon Day ambassador.[4] He was chosen as one of one hundred future leaders of Australia under the age of 40 to attend the Future Forum in 2006.[3]

Ahmed stood for the Liberal Party in Marrickville for the 2008 New South Wales local council elections.[5]

On 8 September 2012, Ahmed was elected as a Liberal Party councillor for the inner-west Sydney municipality of Canada Bay for a four-year term. His election, however, was not confirmed until 13 September 2012.[6]


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