Diana H Arabiat
Associate Professor, Maternal and Child Health Department
The University of Jordan, Jordan
Short Academic Biography for Diana H. Arabiat, RN, PhD Diana Arabiat is an associate professor of Nursing at the University of Jordan in Amman and has been a member of the teaching and research faculty since June 2002. She is currently the head of department and the chairperson of the Nursery & Kindergarten Council of the University of Jordan. She received her Ph.D. in Nursing Studies from Hull University in England and her master degree in Clinical Nursing from University of Boras in Sweden. Prior to joining the University of Jordan she worked as a registered nurse at the pediatrics floor of Jordan University Hospital (2000-2001) and King Hussein Cancer Hospital (2001-2002). Her research interest is in the area of child and adolescents health. In particular, the impact of long term illnesses on childs health, adjustment and quality of life, the childs experience and coping with long term illness, such as cancer and the psychometric properties of newly developed and translated tools. Diana has at least 14 published articles in a number of international journals of high impact factors and two published books in paediatric nursing. In September 2013 she was presented with the HIKMA AWARDS for Best Cancer Publication 2013 by the Jordan Oncology Society. Diana has served on over fifteen conference and workshop program committees. She has leaded the international exchange program for nursing students and teachers between the University of Jordan, Gothenburg University and Lund University (2012-1013). She has taught several courses at both graduate and undergraduate level. In her spare time, Diana can be found playing with her two children, or enjoying good food, reading and traveling.
My principal research interests lie in the field of child's and family's health. My research passion is directed toward developing a base of knowledge regarding the child's safety, health and wellbeing. I have a particular expertise and interest in the influence of Arab culture and its beliefs from an emotional and psychological perspective. I am able to read and speak Arabic and English fluently.