Professor Ahmed has been a Consultant in Medical Oncology since 2006 and qualified in 1994 at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London. She has a research degree (MD) through Nottingham University and undertook oncology training in Weston Park Hospital (Sheffield), Nottingham City Hospital and the Leicester Royal Infirmary. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Appointed Honorary Chair of Medical Oncology by University of Leicester in 2016.
Professor Ahmed is the Training Programme Director for Medical Oncology. She is Chief Investigator and local Principal Investigator for a number of clinical trials in breast and lung cancer. Member of NCRI lung CSG and BTOG Steering Group. Honorary secretary for Association of Cancer Physicians since 2019.