Auwal Abdullahi qualified as a physiotherapist from the Bayero University Kano, Nigeria, in 2005, before obtaining an MSc in Neurological Rehabilitation at the University of Plymouth, UK, in 2013. He also holds certificates in Research Methods (Qualitative and Quantitative) and University Teaching. He has worked at the Bayero University Kano since 2010, and has published more than 30 journal articles, in addition to a book chapter. He also serves as a Reviewer for number of journals, including the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, BMC Neurology, Disability and Rehabilitation, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Child Neurology, and Physiotherapy Research International. He is also an Associate Editor at BMC Health Research Services and the Coordinator of Master of Physiotherapy program at the Bayero University Kano.