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Dr Feras Hamza, the Head of School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health at UOWD

Dr Feras Hamza

Head of School, Associate Professor

Dr Hamza’s principal research interests are on citizenship as practice and identity in emerging societies such as that of the UAE. His principal teaching duties are postgraduate classes on Globalisation and Citizenship, Research Methods and Middle East society, as well as the undergraduate Islamic Culture (GEC).

Dr Feras Hamza

Dr Feras Hamza

Head of School, Associate Professor
School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health

Telephone Number:
+971 4 2781925

Dr Feras Hamza is the Head of School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health at UOWD and Associate Professor in International Studies. Dr Hamza obtained his Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Modern Languages (Spanish and Russian) from London University and an MPhil and a DPhil in Oriental Studies from Oxford University (1997-2002).

Trained as a historian, Dr Hamza spent a postdoctoral year as a Research Assistant in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, before returning to London in 2003 to join the Institute of Ismaili Studies, where he remained as a Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Graduate Program in Islamic Studies and the Humanities for 5 years. In 2008 he moved to the UAE, to the American University in Dubai, where he contributed substantially to the creation of a Department of Middle Eastern Studies, the accreditation of a Bachelor of International Studies and a Middle Eastern Studies Certificate. He joined UOWD in 2012.

In the field of International Studies, Dr Hamza’s principal research interests are on citizenship as practice and identity in emerging societies such as that of the UAE. His principal teaching duties are postgraduate classes on Globalisation and Citizenship, Research Methods and Middle East society, as well as the undergraduate Islamic Culture (GEC). His Islamic Studies research centers on Qur’anic ethics inspired by the hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur.

He is currently co-authoring, with Dr Karen Bauer (IIS), a second volume of An Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries: Women in the Qur’an, after the success of the first volume, An Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries: The Nature of the Divine (OUP, 2008). Dr Hamza is General Series Editor for the Institute of Ismaili Studies’ Anthology of Quranic Commentaries Series, published by Oxford University Press, Editor for E.J. Brill’s new series Islamic Literatures: Texts and Studies, and Member of the Advisory Board of The Qur’an Throughout the Ages, a 6-volume reception history of the Qur’an (with OUP), initially begun by the late Professor Andrew Rippin.

  • BA, London University, MPhil, DPhil, Oxford University

Dr Suzanne Robertson-Malt, Associate Professor at UOWD

Dr Suzanne Robertson-Malt

Associate Professor – Health

Dr Suzanne Robertson-Malt is Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and is the Discipline Leader for the Bachelor of Nursing (Bridging) and the Master of Nursing programs. She has a keen interest in Leadership, Clinical Research, Evidence

Dr Suzanne Robertson-Malt

Dr Suzanne Robertson-Malt

Associate Professor - Health
School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health

Telephone Number:
04 2781998

Dr Suzanne Robertson-Malt is Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and is the Discipline Leader for the Bachelor of Nursing (Bridging) and the Master of Nursing programs. She has a keen interest in Leadership, Clinical Research, Evidence Implementation and Shared Governance.

Dr Robertson-Malt is an advocate of the ‘flipped classroom/learning’ pedagogy proposed by Flipped Learning Network (FLN) that is defined by four principles: Flexible Environment, Learning Culture, Intentional Content and Professional Educator.

Prior to joining UOWD, Dr Suzanne was the Executive Director, Clinical Excellence & Research – Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi.

Dr Robertson-Malt has a successful track record as an industry specialist with a work history that includes both senior position in Clinical and Academic environments, such as Director of Implementation Science, Joanna Briggs Institute, University Adelaide; Director of Nursing Practice & Research and Clinical Director of the Heart Institute at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Clinical Manager, Coronary Care Unit – John Flynn Private Hospital, Gold Coast, Australia.

Dr Robertson-Malt obtained her PhD from the University of Adelaide, Australia with a National Medical & Research Council scholarship studying the social, ethical and professional impact of ‘Organ Donation and Transplantation’.

  • PhD (Faculty of Medicine), University of Adelaide, Australia;
  • BHSc (Class 1 Honours) and Faculty Medal, New England University;
  • Leadership in Healthcare Education, Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard University;
  • Graduate Certificate in Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Nursing, NSW College of Nursing;
  • Graduate Certificate in Cardiac Nursing, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.

Publications include but not limited to:

  1. Robertson-Malt S, Gaddhi F & Hamilton A. 2020. Learning Huddles: An Innovative Teaching Method. Nurse Education in Practice.
  2. Robertson-Malt S & Norton-Westwood D. 2020. Therapeutic Communication in Birks, M et.al (eds) Professional and Therapeutic Communication (2nd Ed). Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
  3. Al-Yateem N, Griffiths J, Robertson-Malt S, Kuzemski D, Anthony J, Fielding M, Al Khatib F, Sojka E, Williams J, 2019. A National Scoping Study on Barriers to Conducting and Using Research among Nurses in the United Arab Emirates. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice.
  4. Robertson-Malt S, Norton-Westwood D, 2018. Frameworks of Care. International Journal of Evidence Based Healthcare. September 2017, Vol.15(3), pp.82-89.
  5. Kitson A, Robertson-Malt S, Conroy T, 2012. Identifying the Fundamentals of Care within Cochrane Systematic Reviews: The role of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field- Fundamentals of Care. IJNP. 2012.
  6. Miller-Rosser, K., Robertson-Malt, S., Chapman, Y. and Francis, K. 2009, Analysing oral history: A new approach when linking method to methodology. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15: 475–480.
  7. Robertson-Malt S. 1998. Listening to Them and Reading Me: A Hermeneutic Approach to Understanding the Experience of Illness. Journal of Advanced Practice. 29:2; 290-297.
  8. Robertson-Malt S. 1998. Tolerance in Ambiguity: Supporting the Donor Family. Nursing Inquiry. 5:3; 194- 196

Her current research interests include Governance structures that enable/ stimulate clinical excellence; Mindfulness as a prevention strategy for ‘Burnout’ in healthcare professionals; Compassion Based Resilience skill development and the Fundamentals of Care.

Research Grants

Understanding Resilience in Healthcare Professionals Working in UAE: 2019-2021
Co-Principle Investigator
UOWD Internal Research Grant—25,000

Centre of Research Excellence- Indigenous Health: 2013 – 2017
Co-Principle Investigator
National Health & Medical Research Council – 2.2 million / annum

Systematic Reviews - Non-communicable Disease- related disability: implications for policy and practice:
2012 – 2015
Co-Principle Investigator
World Health Organization 100,000/ annum

Dr Robertson-Malt’s professional contributions include the Chair of the Evidence Implementation Committee – JBI Institute of Evidence Based Healthcare;

Inaugural member of the Steering Committee for Cochrane Collaboration’s NursingNetwork and the inaugural Managing Editor – Bloomsbury’s Qscience publication: Avicenna;

The Research & EBP Sub Council and Leadership Council of the UAE Nursing & Midwifery Council. Inaugural membership of Healthcare Chapter for the Charter of Compassion;

Master in Nursing

  1. Effective Leadership in Healthcare
  2. Legal & Professional Issues in Healthcare
  3. Promoting Clinical Excellence
  4. Tools for Practice Development
  5. Essential Skills for Healthcare Researchers

Prof Ysanne Chapman

Professor – Nursing

Prof Ysanne Chapman is Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and currently teaches the first year modules of the Bachelor of Nursing. Her specialist teaching areas include Death and Dying, Health Communication and Research.

Prof Ysanne Chapman

Prof Ysanne Chapman

Professor – Nursing
School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health

Telephone Number:
+971 4 278 1954

Prof Ysanne Chapman is Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and currently teaches all modules of the Bachelor of Nursing. Her specialist teaching areas include Death and Dying, Reflection, Health Communication, Complementary Therapies and Research.

She enjoys self-directed learning, flipped classroom, non-didactic teaching, noisy classrooms and lots of activity in them.

Prior to joining UOWD, Prof Chapman was Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University, Australia; Associate Professor Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Assistant Professor College of Nursing and Allied Medical Sciences, National Guard, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania, Flinders University, New England University (Australia). She has also held various clinical positions in hospitals and community health.

Prof Chapman obtained her PhD from the Adelaide University in Australia entitled ‘Dimensions of Sadness—expanding awareness of community nurses’ practice in palliative care’. Her thesis was that sadness in this environment is transformational, multidimensional and paradoxical.

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • Master of Science (Hons), University of Western Sydney-Hawkesbury, NSW, Australia
  • Bachelor of Education (Nursing), University of New England, NSW, Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Extension, Hawkesbury College of Advanced Education, NSW, Australia
  • Diploma in Nursing Education, Armidale College of Advanced Education, NSW, Australia
  • Registered Nurse Training, Charing Cross Group of Hospitals, London, UK

Books and Monographs

  • Birks, M., Davis, J. & Chapman, Y. (2020). Professional and Therapeutic Communication, 2nd Edn. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Birks, M., Davis, J. & Chapman, Y. (2015). Professional and Therapeutic Communication, South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Davis, J., Birks, M. & Chapman, Y. (2015). Inclusive Practice, South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Francis, K. Chapman, Y. & Davies, C. (2014). Rural Nursing, Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Francis, K., Chapman, Y., Hoare, K. & Birks, M. (2013). Community as Partner, 2nd edn. Sydney: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Francis, K., Chapman, Y., Mills, J. & Hoare, K. (2008). Community as Partner, Sydney: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Chapman, Y. (ed.) (1994). Images of death and dying, Health Monograph, Institute of Initiatives in Health & the University of New England Press, Armidale.

Book Chapters & Research Reports/Commentaries

  • Birks, M. Chapman, Y. & Davis, J. (2020). An introduction to professional and therapeutic communication, in Birks, M. Davis, J & Chapman, Y. Professional and Therapeutic Communication. (pp. 1-15), Oxford University Press: Melbourne.
  • Robertson-Malt, S. & Chapman, Y. (2020). Chapter 2: Principles and Practices in Communication, in Birks, M. Davis, J & Chapman, Y. Professional and Therapeutic Communication. (pp. 16-42), Oxford University Press: Melbourne.
  • Gilbert, J. & Chapman, Y. (2018). Chapter 11: Diabetes Mellitus. Chronic Care Nursing. Cambridge University Press: Melbourne.
  • Francis, K. Chapman, Y. & Whitehead, D. (2016), An overview of research theory and process, in Schneider, Z. & Whitehead, D. (Eds.) Nursing and Midwifery Research 5e, (pp.19-29), Melbourne: Mosby, Elsevier.
  • Robertson-Malt, S. Chapman, Y. (2015), Frameworks for Communication, in Birks, M. Davis, J. & Chapman, Y. Professional and Therapeutic Communication, (pp. 24-45), South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Ralph, N. Birks, M., Chapman, Y. & Cross, W. (2014). Doing grounded theory: Experiences from a study on designing undergraduate nursing curricula in Australia in Emerson, Tod S., (ed.) New Developments in Nursing Education Research: nursing issues, problems and challenges. (pp. 41-59). New York, NY, USA, Nova.
  • Francis, K. & Chapman, Y. (2014) The Context, in Francis, K. Chapman, Y. & Davies, C. Rural Nursing, (pp. 1-17), Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chapman, Y. Francis, K. & Birks, M. (2014) Understanding Community, in Francis, K. Chapman, Y. & Davies, C. Rural Nursing, (pp. 34-45). Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Davis, J. Williamson, M. & Chapman, Y. (2014) The practice of rural nursing and midwifery, in Francis, K. Chapman, Y. & Davies, C. Rural Nursing, (pp. 46-64). Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chapman, Y. & Francis, K. (2014) Working with adults in rural communities, in Francis, K. Chapman, Y. & Davies, C. Rural Nursing, (pp. 107-125). Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chapman, Y. & Francis, K. (2014). Conducting research in rural contexts, in Francis, K. Chapman, Y. & Davies, C. Rural Nursing, (pp. 159-175). Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Francis, K., Chapman, Y. McMillan, F. & Havelka, J. (2014). Conclusion: sustaining the health of rural populations, in Francis, K. Chapman, Y. & Davies, C. Rural Nursing, (pp. 176-184). Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Hoare, K & Birks, M. (2013). Community as Partner, 2nd edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Sydney. Various chapters
  • Chapman, Y. & Birks, M. (2013). Complementary therapies in nursing practice, in Crisp, J. Taylor, C., Douglas, C & Reberio, G. (eds) Fundamentals of Nursing, (892-913). Sydney, Elsevier.
  • Francis, K. & Chapman, Y. (2011). Cultural competence, in Kralik, D. & van Loon, A. (eds.), Community Nursing in Australia, Wiley, pp. 236-266.
  • Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Sellick, K. Grant, J. Miles, M. Jones, J. James, A. (2009). Breaking the rules sometimes: What informs mandated professional decisions to report or not report child abuse and neglect? Final Report, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Gippsland.
  • Birks, M. & Chapman, Y. (2009). Complementary Therapies, in Crisp, J & Taylor, C. (eds.) Fundamentals of Nursing, 3rd edn, Sydney, Elsevier.
  • Francis, K. Chapman, Y., Hoare, K. & Mills, J. (2008). Primary Health Care in Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Mills, J. Hoare, K. Community as Partner, Sydney: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, pp. 3-27.
  • Chapman, Y., Francis, K. & Hoare, K. (2008). Ethics and Advocacy in Community Health Nursing in Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Mills, J. Hoare, K. Community as Partner, Sydney: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, pp. 83-96.
  • Francis, K. Chapman, Y., Hoare, K. & Mills, J. (2008). Health Policy for Healthy Communities and Cities, in Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Mills, J. Hoare, K. Community as Partner, Sydney: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, pp. 128-148.
  • Francis, K. Chapman, Y. & Hoare, K. (2008). Promoting Healthy Partnerships in the Workplace, in Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Mills, J. Hoare, K. Community as Partner, Sydney: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, pp. 263-281.
  • Francis, K. Mills, J. Chapman, Y. & Hoare, K. (2008). Promoting Healthy Partnerships with Older People in Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Mills, J. Hoare, K. Community as Partner, Sydney: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, pp. 282-296.
  • Francis, K. Chapman, Y. & Hoare, K. (2008). Promoting Healthy Partnerships with people with Chronic Conditions, in Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Mills, J. Hoare, K. Community as Partner, Sydney: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, pp. 297-310.
  • Francis, K & Chapman, Y. (2008). Promoting Healthy Partnerships with Rural populations, in Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Mills, J. Hoare, K. Community as Partner, Sydney: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, pp. 371-384.
  • Allen, S., O’Connor, M., Francis, K. & Chapman, Y. (2008). Examining End-of-Life and Palliative Care for Aged persons within a Residential Multi-Purpose Service: a report to the organisation, May 2008.
  • Stedman’s Medical Dictionary (2008). Consultant in Nursing for Appendices delineating Australian data. Baltimore, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Birks, M. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. (2008). Becoming different: Perspective transformation through post registration baccalaureate nursing studies. New York: Nova Publications.
  • Francis, K. & Chapman, Y. (2008). Rural and Remote Community Nursing in Kralik, D. & van Loon, A. (eds.) Community Nursing in Australia, Carlton, Victoria, Blackwell Publishing, pp. 148-158.
  • Birks, M., Chapman, Y. & Francis, K. (2007). Grounded theory methodology in action: Transforming method in exploring outcomes for baccalaureate nursing graduates in Malaysian Borneo. In Morales, A. (Ed) Distance education issues and challenges. New York: Nova Publishers.
  • Borbasi, S., Chapman, Y., Wotton, K., Redden, M., Stephenson, D., Dunne, J. & Read, K. (2002). Nurses Perspectives on caring for patients with end stage heart failure, Final Report.
  • Chapman, Y., Morris, A., Ruthborn, L., Luciani, S. & Dove, S. (2002). An exploration and evaluation of the work and delivery of clinical services to women in a northern, outer metropolitan women’s health clinic in Adelaide, SA, Final Report.
  • Chapman, Y. (2001). The Flinders Experience, in Katherine Vadura (ed) Incorporation of Intercultural Perspectives and Pedagogy in Specific Disciplines, Commissioned report, Australian Government.
  • FitzGerald, M. & Chapman, Y. (2000). Theories of Reflection for Learning, in A. Palmer, S. Burns & C. Bulman (Eds), Reflective Practice in Nursing, 2nd, edition revised, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, pp. 1-22.
  • Chapman, Y. (1998). Nursing Dying People, in J. Parker & S. Aranda (Eds.) Palliative Care: Explorations and Challenges, MacLennan & Petty, Sydney, pp. 126-138.
  • Sharp, R., Nay, R., Vohland, D. & Chapman, Y. (1996). The experience of cancer patients in a rural area of NSW, NSW Cancer Council, Final Report.
  • Chapman, Y. (1992). Women, Aids and the Responsible Response: A Challenge for Health Educators in A. Smith (Ed.), Women’s Health in Australia Second edition, University of New England Armidale, pp. 145-152.

Published Journal Articles/Papers

2018

  1. Birks, M. Budden, L. Beidermann, N. Park, T. Chapman, Y. (2018). A rite of passage? Bullying experiences of nursing students in Australia. Collegian 25(1), 45-50.
  2. Edwards, S. Birks, M. Chapman, Y. Yates, K. (2018). Bringing together the ‘Threads of Care’ in possible miscarriage for women, their partners and nurses in non-metropolitan EDs. Collegian 25(3), 293-301.
  3. Quinney, L., Dwyer, T., Chapman, Y. (2017). Professional insights from nurses who are carers for family with chronic illness: A phenomenological approach. Collegian. 25(3), 263-269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2017.09.007

2017

  1. Clark, G. O’Dwyer, M. Chapman, Y. & Rolfe, B. (2017). An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure-universal health coverage to strengthen health security. Asia & Pacific Policy Studies, doi 10.1002/app5.204.
  2. Quinney, L. Dwyer, T., Chapman, Y. (2017). Tensions in the personal world of the Nurse Family Carer: a phenomenological approach. Nursing Inquiry 25(1). doi:10.1111/(ISSN)1440-1800.

2016

  1. Edwards, S., Birks, M., Chapman, Y., Yates, K. (2016). Miscarriage in Australia: The geographical inequity of healthcare services, Australian Emergency Nursing Journal, doi:10.1016/j.aenj.2016.02.001
  2. Quinney, L., Dwyer, T., Chapman, Y. (2016). Who, Where and How of Interviewing Peers: Implications for a Phenomenological Study, Sage Open, 1-10, DOI: 10.1177/2158244016659688.

2015

  1. Birks, M., Chapman, Y., & Ralph, N. (2015). Assisting the transition: Establishment of a First Year Experience Coordinator Role for Nursing Students. New Developments in Nursing Education Research, (pp. 77 – 90) Editor: Tod Emerson, New York, Nova Publishers.
  2. Davies, A., Chapman, Y., & Boyd, M. (2015). Role Clarity and Clinical Governance – Keeping Irish Hospitals Efficient and Effective, Nursing Administration Quarterly, 39(1), 44-50
  3. Ralph, N., Birks, M., Chapman, Y., & Cross, W. (2015) Doing Grounded Theory: Experiences from a study on designing Undergraduate Nursing Curricula in Australia. New Developments in Nursing Education Research, (pp. 41 – 60) Editor: Tod Emerson, New York, Nova Publishers.
  4. Ralph, N., Birks, M., Chapman, Y. (2015). The accreditation of nursing education in Australia. Collegian, 22, 3-7. Doi: 10.1016/j.colegn.2013.10.002
  5. Ralph, N., Birks, M., Chapman, Y. (2015). Methodological Dynamism of Grounded Theory. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 1-6. doi: 10.1177/1609406915611576
  6. Ralph, N., Birks, M., Cross, W. & Chapman, Y. (2015). ‘Settling for Less’: Designing undergraduate nursing curricula in the context of national accreditation. Collegian. Online publication. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2015.09.008

2014

  1. Birks, M., Budden, L.M., Stewart, L., & Chapman, Y. (2014). Turning the tables: The growth of upward bullying in nursing academia. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi 10.1111/jan.1231.
  2. Ralph, N. Birks, M. & Chapman, Y. (2014). Contextual Positioning: Using Documents as Extant Data in Grounded Theory Research, SAGE Open, July-September, 1-7. doi: 10.1177/2158244014552425.

2013

  1. Birks, M., Chapman, Y., Ralph, N., McPherson, C., Eliot, M., & Coyle, M. (2013). Undergraduate nursing studies: The first year experience. Journal of Institutional Research, 18(1): 26-35.
  2. Francis, K. Coyle, M. Chapman, Y. (2013) Self Management in diabetes care, International Health Review, 37(4): 513-522.
  3. Miles, M. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. (2012) Making a difference: the experiences of midwives working with women who use illicit drugs, International Journal of Childbirth, vol. 2 no. 4 pp. 245-254 (not published until 2013).
  4. Miles, M., Chapman, Y., Francis, K. & Taylor, B. (2013). Exploring Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology: A perfect fit for midwifery research, Women and Birth, 07/2013; DOI:10.1016/j.wombi.2013.06.003.
  5. Miles, M., Chapman, Y., Francis, K., & Taylor, B. (2013). Midwives’ experiences of establishing partnerships: working with pregnant women who use illicit drugs, Midwifery, 08/2013; DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2013.06.020.
  6. Miles, M., Francis, K., Chapman, Y., & Taylor, B. (2013). Hermeneutic phenomenology: A methodology of choice for midwives, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 19(4): 409-414.
  7. Ralph, N., Birks, M., Chapman, Y., Muldoon, N., & McPherson, C. (2013). From EN to BN to RN: A exploration and analysis of the literature. Contemporary Nurse, 43(2): 245-254. DOI:10.5172/conu.2012.2649.
  8. Smith, L., Chapman, Y., Miles, M. (2013). Rural maternity care: Women's experience of receiving antenatal care from a ‘socially known’ midwife. Women and Birth, Volume 26, Supplement 1, October 2013, Pages. S19.

2012

  1. Al Motlaq, M. & Chapman, Y. (2012). Subjectivity in quantitative Nursing Research: Supporting the Post positivist Views, Middle East Journal of Nursing, 6(1). http://www.me-jn.com/January2012/Subjectivity.htm
  2. Francis, K., Chapman, Y, Sellick, K., James, A., Miles, M. Jones, J. Grant, J. (2012). The decision-making processes adopted by rurally located mandated professionals when child abuse or neglect is suspected, Contemporary Nurse, 41(1), 58-69.
  3. McIntyre, M., Francis, K. & Chapman, Y. (2012). Critical discourse analysis: understanding change in maternity care, International Journal of Nursing Practice 18(1), 36-43 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2011.01991.x/abstract
  4. McIntyre, M., Francis, K., & Chapman, Y. (2012). Safety of Non-medically-led primary maternity care models: A critical review of the International Literature, Australian Health Review. www.publish.csiro.au/paper/h11039
  5. Miles, M. Francis, K. Chapman, Y. (2102). Midwives’ experiences of working with women who use illicit drugs, Connections, 15(2), 34-35.
  6. Nawafleh, H., Francis, K. Chapman, Y. (2012). The impact of nursing leadership and management on the control of HIV/AIDS: An Ethnographic study, Contemporary Nurse, 42(2), 247-257.

2011

  1. Chapman, Y. (2011) Emotional labour overlooked, Australian Nursing Journal, 18(8), 37.
  2. Jacob, E., Chapman, Y., Birks, M. Al Motlaq, M. (2011). Entry criteria versus success in undergraduate nursing courses, Journal of Institutional Research, 16(2). http://www.aair.org.au/articles/volume-16-no-2/16-2-entry-criteria-versus-success-in-undergraduate-nursing-courses
  3. McConnell-Henry, T. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. (2011). Member checking and Heideggerian phenomenology: a redundant component, Nursing Research, 18(2), 28-37.
  4. McIntyre, M., Francis, K., & Chapman, Y. (2011). National review of maternity service 2008: women influencing change. BMC Pregnancy and Birth. 11, 53.
  5. McIntyre. M. Francis, K. Chapman, Y. (2011). Shaping public opinion on the issue of childbirth; a critical analysis of articles published in an Australian newspaper. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 11, 47
  6. McIntyre. M. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. (2011). Hidden costs associated with the universal application of risk management in maternity care, Australian Health Review, 35(2), 211-215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH10919. http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=AH10919
  7. McIntyre. M. Francis, K. Chapman, Y. (2011). The struggle for contested boundaries in the move to collaborative care teams in Australian maternity care, Midwifery, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0266613811000477
  8. McIntyre. M. Francis, K. Chapman, Y. (2011). Primary maternity care reform: Whose influence is driving the change? Midwifery, Available online 23 September 2011. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0266613811001185

2010

  1. Birks, M., Chapman, Y., & Francis, K. (2010) Becoming professional by degrees: A grounded theory study of nurses in Malaysian Borneo. Singapore Nursing Journal, 37(3), 31-42.
  2. McConnell-Henry, T. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. (2010). Rural nursing: looking after people we know, Australian Nursing Journal, 17(8), 42.
  3. McConnell-Henry, T. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. (2010). Rural nurses and midwives: treasure them all, Connections, 13(2), June.
  4. Miles, M. Francis, K. Chapman, Y. (2010). Challenges for midwives: Pregnant women and illicit drug use, Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 28(1), 83-90, http://www.ajan.com.au/Vol28/28-1_Miles.pd

2009

  1. Birks, M., Francis, K., Chapman, Y., Mills, J. & Porter, J. (2009). Supporting the evolution of a research culture among nurses in Malaysia, Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27(1), 89-93.
  2. Birks, M., Chapman, Y. & Francis, K. (2009). Becoming Different: Perspective Transformation through Post-Registration Baccalaureate Nursing Studies, in R.V. Nata (ed) Progress in Education, New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  3. Birks, M., Chapman, Y. & Francis, K. (2009). Women and nursing in Malaysia: Unspoken status. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 20(1), 116-123.
  4. Birks, M., Francis, K. & Chapman, Y. (2009). Seeking knowledge, discovering learning: Uncovering the impetus for baccalaureate nursing studies in Malaysian Borneo, International Journal of Nursing Practice. 15(3). 164-171.
  5. Birks, M., Mills, J. Francis, K. & Chapman, Y. (2009). A thousand words paint a picture: The use of storyline in grounded theory research. Journal of research in nursing, 14(5) 405-417.
  6. Cooper, S. Endacott, R. & Chapman, Y. (2009). Qualitative research: specific designs for qualitative research in emergency care? Journal of Emergency Medicine, 26, 773-776.
  7. Drury, V., Francis, K., & Chapman, Y. (2009). Where have all the young ones gone? Implications for the nursing workforce. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. 14(1). http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol142009/No1Jan09.aspx
  8. Drury, V., Francis, K., & Chapman, Y. (2009). Mature learners becoming Registered Nurses – a grounded theory model. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 26(2), 39-45.
  9. Francis, K. Mills, J, Chapman, Y. Birks, M. (2009). Doctoral Dissertations by Publication: Building Scholarly Capacity whilst Advancing New Knowledge in the Discipline of Nursing, International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 4, 97-106.
  10. Francis, K., Chapman, Y. & Birks, M. (2009). Nursing in Australia and Malaysia: Framing a shared history and future, Singapore Nursing Journal, 36(2), 18-26.
  11. James, A. Chapman, Y. (2009). Preceptors and patients – the power of two: nursing student experiences on their first acute clinical placement, Contemporary Nurse, 34(1), 34-47.
  12. Lee, S., O’Connor, M., Chapman, Y., Hamilton, V. Francis, K. (2009). A very public death – dying of mesothelioma & asbestos-related lung cancer (M/ARLC) in the Latrobe valley, Victoria, Australia, Rural and Remote Health, 9: 1183 (online). available from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=1183
  13. Miller-Rosser, K., Chapman, Y. & Francis, K. (2009). The Use of Oral Testimony when Reconstructing Nursing History, Singapore Nursing Journal, 36(1), 23-34.
  14. Miller, K. Roberston-Malt, S. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. (2009). Analysing oral history: A new approach when linking method to methodology. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 15, 475-480.
  15. McConnell-Henry, T., Chapman, Y. & Francis, K. (2009). Husserl and Heidegger: Exploring the disparity, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15(1), 7-15.
  16. McConnell-Henry, T., Chapman, Y & Francis, K. (2009). Unpacking Heidegger. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 9(1), http://snrs.org/publications/SOJNR_articles2/Vol09Num01Art03.html
  17. McConnell-Henry, T., James, A. Chapman, Y & Francis, K. (2009). Researching with people you know: Issues in interviewing, Contemporary Nurse, 34(1), 2-9.

2008

  1. Allen, S., Francis, K., O’Connor, M., Chapman, Y. (2008). Gaining Ethics Approval: A strategy for refining research studies. Monash Bioethics Review, 27(3), 54-60.
  2. Allen, S. Chapman, Y. O’Connor, M. Francis, K. (2008). The evolution of palliative care ands the relevance to residential aged care: Understanding the past to inform the future, Collegian, 15, 165-171.
  3. Allen, S., O’Connor, M., Chapman, Y., Francis, K., (2008). Funding Regimes and the implications for delivering quality palliative care nursing within residential aged care units in rural Australia. The International Electronic Journal of Rural and Remote Health, Available from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_903.pdf.
  4. Allen, S., Chapman, Y., O’Connor, M., Francis, K., (2008). Discourses associated with nursing aged people who are dying in the Australian context: a review of the literature, International Nursing Review, 55, 349-354.
  5. Allen, S. O’Connor, M. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. (2008). The implications of policy on delivering a palliative approach in residential aged care: rhetoric or reality? Contemporary Nurse. 30(1), 174-183.
  6. Allen, S. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. O’Connor, M. (2008). Supporting Nurses to make ethically sound decisions when nursing aged care residents at the end-of-Life: using the DECIDE model, Singapore Nursing Journal, 35(2) 4-11.
  7. Allen, S. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. O’Connor, M. (2008). Examining the methods used for a critical ethnographic enquiry, Contemporary Nurse, 29, 227-237.
  8. Birks, M., Francis, K., & Chapman, Y. Florina, A. (2008). From traditional healers to telemedicine: A history of nursing in Malaysia. Singapore Nursing Journal, 35(2), pp. 14-25.
  9. Clark, G. Chapman, Y. Mills, J. (2008). Education management – Meeting the challenge of universal access in Papua New Guinea, Divine Word University Research Journal, 9, 98-108.
  10. Drury, V., Francis, K., & Chapman, Y. (2008). The crusade – a metaphorical explication of the journey made by rural mature female undergraduate nursing students. Rural and Remote Health. 8, 978 Available from: http://www.rrh.org.au. Open access journal.
  11. Drury, V., Francis, K. & Chapman, Y. (2008). Letting go and moving on: a grounded theory analysis of disengaging from University and becoming a Registered Nurse. Nurse Education Today, 28, 783-789.
  12. Drury, V. Francis, K. Chapman, Y. (2008). Taking the first step. Singapore Nursing Journal, 35(1), 4-11.
  13. Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Doolan, G. Barnett, T. (2008). Using overseas registered nurses to fill employment gaps in rural health services: quick fix or sustainable strategy? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 16, 164-169.
  14. O’Connor, M. & Chapman, Y. (2008). The palliative care clinical nurse consultant: An essential link. Collegian, 15, 151-157.
  15. Robertson-Malt, S. Chapman, Y. (2008). Finding the right direction: The importance of open communication in a governance model of Nurse Management, Contemporary Nurse, 29(1), 60-66.

2007

  1. Allen, S. Francis, K. Chapman, Y. O’Connor, M. 2007, Multipurpose Services and Palliative Care: emerging funding challenges and possible solutions, Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 51-55.
  2. Allen, S. O’Connor, M. Chapman, Y. & Francis, K. (2007). Funding: Is it a factor in the delivery of quality care? Care search at http://www.caresearch.com.au or www.caresearch.com.au
  3. Allen, S. Chapman, Y. O’Connor, M. Francis, K. (2007). The importance of language for nursing: Does it convey commonality of meaning and is it important to do so? Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 24(4), 47-51.
  4. Birks M.J. Chapman Y. Francis K. (2007). Breaching the wall: interviewing people from other cultures. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 18(20), 150-6.
  5. Birks, M., Chapman, Y., & Francis, K. (2007). Memoing in qualitative research: Probing data and processes. Journal of Research in Nursing. 12(6), 1-8.
  6. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. Miles, M. (2007). Midwifery Partnerships, Australian Nursing Journal, 15(3), 31.
  7. Corbett, A. Francis, K. Chapman, Y. (2007). Feminist Informed Participatory Action Research, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 13(2), 81-88.
  8. Drury, V. Francis, K. Chapman, Y. (2007). Taming the rescuer: The therapeutic nature of Qualitative Research Interviews, International Journal of Nursing Practice. 13, 380-381.
  9. Mills, J. Chapman, Y. Bonner, A. Francis, K. (2007). Grounded Theory: a methodological spiral from positivism to postmodernism. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 59(6), 583-590.
  10. Robertson-Malt, S. Chapman, Y. Smith, V. (2007) The Praxis of Clinical Knowledge: Learning to care for Pediatric Patients with a Congenital Heart Anomaly, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 13(3), 132-138.

2006

  1. Birks, M. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. (2006). Moving grounded theory into the 21st century – Part 1: An Evolutionary Tale, Singapore Nursing Journal. 33(4), 4-9.
  2. Birks, M. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. (2006). Moving grounded theory into the 21st century – Part 2: Mapping the Footprints, Singapore Nursing Journal. 33(4), 12-17.
  3. Birks, M. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. (2006). Baccalaureate Nursing Studies: Voyaging towards Discovery, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 12(5), 267-272.
  4. Cheevakasemsook, A. Chapman, Y. Francis, K. Davies, C. (2006). The study of nursing documentation complexities, International Journal of Nursing Practice. 12(6), 366-374
  5. Corbett A. Francis K. Chapman Y. (2006). The experience of whanau caring for members disabled from the effects of a cerebro-vascular accident. Contemporary Nurse. 22(2), 255-63.
  6. Drury V. Francis K. Chapman Y. (2006). Walking the void: being a rural PhD candidate. [Journal Article, Letter] Australian Journal of Rural Health. 14(5), 233.
  7. Miller-Rosser, K., Chapman, Y., Francis, K. (2006). Historical, Cultural, and Contemporary Influences on the Status of Women in Nursing in Saudi Arabia OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. 11(3), July 19, Available http://nursingworld.org/ojin/topic12/tpc12_13.htm
  8. Robertson-Malt, S. Chapman, Y. Ingram, G. (2006). Putting the evidence into practice: The King Faisal Hospital and Research Centre Experience, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 12(1), 35-41.
  9. Shanmugasundaram, S. Chapman, Y. O’Connor, M. (2006). Development of Palliative Care in India: An Overview, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 12(4), 241-246.

2005

  1. Borbasi, S., Wooton, K.., Redden, M. & Chapman, Y. (2005). Letting go: A qualitative study of acute-care and community nurses’ perceptions of a ‘good’ versus a ‘bad’ death, Australian Critical Care, 18(3), 104-113.
  2. Chapman, Y & Francis, K (2005). In search of the Holy Grail: a reply to Sioban Nelson, Collegian, 12(4), 7, 8 & 40.
  3. Francis, K. Nawafleh, H. & Chapman, Y. (2005). Spotlight on Rural Nurses: An initiative for a new nursing paradigm in Jordan, On-line Journal of Rural Nursing, 5(2) [Online] Available: http://www.rno.org/journal/issues/Vol-5/issue-2/Francis_article.htm
  4. Nawafleh, H. Francis, K & Chapman, Y. (2005). Jordan’s Vulnerability: A Population at Risk of HIV/AIDS, Contemporary Nurse, 19(1-2), 197-210.
  5. Nawafleh, H. Francis, K. & Chapman, Y. (2005). The influence of HIV/AIDS on the practice of primary care nurses in Jordan: Rhetoric and reality, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 11, 200-205.
  6. Ponton K, Chapman Y, Francis K. (2005). An innovative model of maternity care supporting vulnerable rural populations, Australia Journal of Rural Health, 13(6), 368-369.

2004

  1. Hawes, C. Neill, J. Borbasi, S. Groenkjaer, M. Piller, N. & Chapman, Y. (2004). Ignorance is not bliss: Information provided to Australian women at risk of developing lymphoedema following treatment for breast cancer, The Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 5(1), 3-15.

2002

  1. Borbasi, S., Chapman, Y., Gassner, L., Dunn, S., Read, K. (2002). Perceptions of the Researcher: In-depth Interviewing in the Home, Contemporary Nurse, 14(1), 24-37.
  2. Donovan, J. Hawes, C., Borbasi, S., Chapman, Y. Piller, N. O’Brien, N. & deCrespigny, C (2002). Our interest is swelling: A collaborative venture to establish the world’s first free public screening of lymphoedema, Collegian, 9(1), (centre pages insert).

2000

  1. Jones, C. & Chapman, Y. (2000). ‘Two worlds in one: the experience of seven people undergoing autologous bone marrow transplant’, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 6, pp. 153-159.

1999

  1. Robertson-Malt, S., Borbasi, S., Chapman, Y., Dunn, S., Jones, T. & Reid, K. (1999). Management of coronary artery disease, Guest Editorial, Australian Critical Care, 12(3), 88-89.

1995

  1. Chapman, Y. (1995). Book review, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 1(1), 76-77.

1993

  1. Chapman, Y., Brown, J and Nay, R. (1993). Initiatives in Health Education: University of New England Armidale, The Queensland Nurse, March/April, 18-19.

1992

  1. Chapman, Y., Brown, J. & Nay, R. (1992). Initiatives in Nurse Education, The Lamp, December/January.

Her major areas of interest include Palliative Care, Education in Nursing, Chronic Illness, Death and Dying and University learning.

Research Grant

2012

Ralph, N., Welch, A., Chapman, Y., Birks, M. & Davis, J. CQUniversity Faculty of Science, Engineering and Health Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program ($142,276.00) - Enhancing teaching delivery and learning using hi-fidelity clinical simulation

Chapman, Y. Birks, M. Ralph, N. McPherson, C. CQUniversity Faculty of Science, Engineering and Health Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program ($173,169) - Beginning students in nursing: Implementing coordination positions across all campuses

Birks, M. Chapman, Y. Horsley, M. Elliot, M. The role of the teaching scholar: a phenomenography LTERC, $22,000.

2011

Chapman, Y. Birks, M. McPherson, C. Muldoon, N. R4N, CQUniversity Faculty of Science, Engineering and Health, Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program ($50,000), Resources for Nurses (R4N) web site development and beginning nurse coordinator

Francis, K. McLeod, M. Chapman, Y. Nursing leaders in Australia, Royal College of Nursing Australia. Unfunded.

2010

Birks, M. Chapman, Y. Al-Mutlaq, M. Factors influencing success and quality of experience in undergraduate nursing programs in rural Victoria, Unfunded.

2009

Birks, M. Chapman, Y. Comparing and contrasting 1st and 3rd year nursing and midwifery students’ perceptions of an ideal curriculum, unfunded.

Siritarungsri, B. Surachej, M. Soranasta, M.S., Francis, K., Barnett, A., Chapman, Y., Sellick, K., Mills, J., Birks, M. Strategies for successful ageing living alone, Sukhothai Thanmathirat Open University, Thailand. $15,000.00

2008

Nestel, D., Chapman, Y., Luke, J., Bearman, M., French, J., Chapman, B., Keating, J., Calandra, A. Development of a health professional simulated patient database – SimMon, $12,810. Faculty Grant Medicine, Nursing & Health Science.

2006

Lee, S., O’Connor, M., Francis, K., Chapman, Y., Humphries, J. & Hamilton, V. A very public death – Exploring the needs of a person dying of methothelioma, School of Nursing and Midwifery Collaborative Grant, $13,733.

2005

Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Sellick, K Broad, L. Kelly, G, Wilson, L. Meeting the nursing workforce shortfall in regional and rural Victoria: Is the recruitment of overseas trained nurses a useful and sustainable strategy? $24,902, School of Nursing and Midwifery Collaborative Grant Scheme.

Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Sellick, K. Recommendation 4: work readiness of graduate nurses, $30,000, DHS Victoria Prepare Nurses for the future Consultancy.

Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Sellick, K. The role of Palliative Care Coordinators in Gippsland, Unfunded.

Doolan, G, Barnett, T, Chapman, Y, Francis, K. Developing a model for recruitment and retention of overseas trained nurses from non-traditional countries to rural hospitals in Gippsland, Victoria. Nurses Board of Victoria $5000.

Miles, M, Francis, K, Chapman, Y. Midwives experience of birthing intellectually disabled women, Nurses Board of Victoria, $5000.

Francis K, Chapman Y, Sellick K, McIntyre M, McKenna L, Dietsch E, Shakleton P. The experience of intellectually disabled women during pregnancy and childbirth, Apex Foundation for research into intellectual disability Ltd. $8,725.

O’Connor M, Chapman Y. Describing palliative care nurse consultant roles. $7136.

Sellick K, Francis K, Chapman Y Dealing with Child Abuse: Experiences of Maternal and Child Health Nurses – a pilot study. $2000 School of Nursing and Midwifery research precinct fund.

Francis K, Chapman Y, Sellick K, McIntyre M, McKenna L, Dietsch E, Shakleton P. The experience of intellectually disabled women during pregnancy and childbirth, $2000 Linkassist grant Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Allied Health, Monash University.

Francis K Chapman Y Mcintyre M, McKenna L, Gilmour C Richardson M, David T, Medhurst A, Sellick K, Grant J. Rural Victorian midwives experiences with models of maternity care. $2000 Linkassist grant, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Allied Health, Monash University.

Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Sellick, K, Barnett, A. Doolan, G. Developing a model for recruitment and retention of overseas trained nurses from non-traditional countries to rural hospitals in Gippsland, Victoria. $2000 Linkassist grant, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Allied Health, Monash University.

Chapman, Y. O’Connor, M. Francis, K. Sellick, K. Keating, J. Farnworth, L. Assessing knowledge of the risk of lymphoedema: a collaborative community project. $2000 Linkassist grant, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Allied Health, Monash University.

French, J. Francis, K. Chapman, Y. Sellick, K. An evaluation of medication endorsement for Division 2 nurses: Implication for skill mix models, workload allocation and nursing staff morale. $2000 Linkassist grant, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Allied Health, Monash University.

2001-2002

Flinders Small Grant: A descriptive exploratory study to ascertain nurses’ perceptions of caring for end of life heart failure patients in community and hospital settings, Borbasi, S. Chapman, Y. Wotton, K. Dunne, J. Stephenson, D. and Read, K. $7,540.

Flinders University Establishment Grant: Borbasi, S. and Chapman, Y. Men’s and their partners’ experiences of lymphoedema, $6,000

2000-2001

School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Fund 2001, $2,000 – A descriptive exploratory study to ascertain nurses’ perceptions of caring for end of life heart failure patients in community and hospital settings, Borbasi, S. Chapman, Y. Wotton, K. Dunne, J. Stephenson, D. and Read, K. Final report submitted September 2002

School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Fund 2001, $800, An exploration and evaluation of the work and delivery of clinical services to women in a northern, outer metropolitan women’s health clinic in Adelaide, SA. Final Report submitted July 2002.

The experience of Norwegian undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking clinical nursing studies in Australia, Borbasi, S., Chapman, Y., Luxford, Y. and Jackson, D. Unfunded.

2015 to present

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Nutrition & Food Science

2013 to present

  • Adjunct appointments at The University of Adelaide: Joanna Briggs Institute, Adelaide South Australia. James Cook University, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Townsville, Queensland Charles Sturt University, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Wagga Wagga, NSW.

2004 to present

  • 2004 to present Member of the College of Nursing Australia
  • Reviewer, Contemporary Nurse
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Nursing Practice
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Qualitative Methods
  • Reviewer, Journal of Remote and Rural Health
  • Reviewer, Biomed Central series journals
  • Reviewer, Ageing International
  • Reviewer, Nurse Education Today
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Health
  • Member of Editorial Board of Qatar Professional Journal in Healthcare
  • ANMAC Assessor and Chair of Assessment Committees

2003-2004

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  • Founding member of the Regional Cancer Care Group, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • President, Regional Cancer Care Group, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Prof Ysanne Chapman is Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and has taught the following subjects at UOWD in the Bachelor of Nursing Conversion Programme:

    • NMIH102 Patterns of Knowing
    • NMIH105 Primary Health Care
    • NMIH108 Introduction to Health Behaviour
    • NMIH204 Reflection and Practice
    • NMIH319 Contemporary Research and Practice
    • NMIH205 Cultural Competency in Health care
    • NMIH303 Therapeutic Use of Self

    Dr Muna Amr, Associate Professor of Education at UOWD

    Dr Muna Amr

    Associate Professor – Educational Studies

    Dr Amr is an Associate Professor of Education at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health at the University of Wollongong in Dubai. Before joining UOWD, Dr Amr was an Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Jordan specialising in teaching courses with a focus on learning disabilities

    Dr Muna Amr

    Dr Muna Amr

    Associate Professor – Educational Studies
    School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health

    Telephone Number:
    +971 4 2781948

    Dr Amr is an Associate Professor and programme director of the Master of Educational Studies at the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health at the University of Wollongong in Dubai.

    Before joining UOWD, Dr Amr was an Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Jordan specialising in teaching courses with a focus on learning disabilities, language and speech disorders and curriculum and instruction design in special education.

    In her academic and professional career, Dr Amr participated in various academic events, research projects and initiatives in the Middle East and Internationally. She designed and delivered numerous teacher training workshops and led and served as an educational consultant for many projects in education working with national and international organisations including Social Impact, UNRWA, USAID, RTI International, Caritas Austria, Creative Associates and GIZ.

    Dr Amr obtained her PhD in Education and MPhil in Educational Research from the University of Cambridge and she also holds a BA and MA in special education from The University of Jordan.

    • PhD, MPhil, University of Cambridge / BA, MA, University of Jordan
    • 2019. "Tunisian Terrorist Fighters: A Grassroots Perspective". Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression 11(2): 178-190.
    • 2018. European Muslims and their Foreign Policy Interests, Identities and Loyalties. Islam and International Relations Series. Berlin: Gerlach Press.
    • 2017. “Muslim youth and consumerism: a study of Islamic street wear” Contemporary Islam (12)1: 57-71.
    • 2017. “From Islamic Dress and Islamic Fashion to Cool Islam: An Exploration of Muslim Youth Hybrid Identities in the West”. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies 12(3): 1-11.
    • 2016. With Fouad, Linda and Francesco Candino. “Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Perspectives from Islamic Organizations in Europe”. S&F Sicherheit und Frieden- S&F Security and Peace 34(4): 263-269.
    • 2014. “Muslims in Europe after 9/11: Securitization, Identities and Loyalties”. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 34(2-3): 123-133.
    • 2013. “French Muslim communities and debating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: mobilization and narratives”. French Politics 11 (3): 259-271.
    • 2013. With Paffenholz & al. “Civil Society in Transitions: Facing Current Challenges in Tunisia and Egypt”, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) Issue Brief, Geneva: Graduate Institute.
    • 2012. “Mobilizing in Different Political Opportunity Structures: the cases of French and British Muslims”. Air & Space Power Journal-Africa & Francophonie edition, 1st Quarter: 48-84.
    • 2011. “The Muslim vote and Muslim lobby in France: Myths and Realities”. Journal of Islamic Law and Culture 12(2): 77-93.

    In the field of education, Dr Amr’s primary research interests are on inclusive education, blended learning, teacher education, literacy, education for refugee children and educational polices and reform in the Middle East.

    Research Grants

    • Internal Research Grant, University of Jordan (2013)
    • UOWD Internal Research Grant (2020)

    Co-founder and board member of Footage Foundation (http://www.footageyouth.org), a non-profit organisation that utilises local media technologies and media arts to amplify women and young people’s voice as means of igniting change.

    • Psychology for Educators
    • Current Issues in Education: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Policy
    • Foundations of Educational Leadership
    • Models of Behaviour Management
    • Research Methods
    • Research Project

    Dr Afnan Boutrid

    Assistant Professor – Educational Studies

    Dr Afnan Boutrid is Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and currently teaches Psychology, Assessment in the School Context; Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Assessment in Effective Change, and Leadership of Non-academic attributes in Educational Leadership on undergraduate and postgraduate level.

    Dr Afnan Boutrid

    Dr Afnan Boutrid

    Assistant Professor – Educational Studies
    School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health

    Telephone Number:
    +971 55 639 8931

    Dr Afnan Boutrid is Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and currently teaches Psychology, Assessment in the School Context; Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Assessment in Effective Change, and Leadership of Non-academic attributes in Educational Leadership on undergraduate and postgraduate level.

    Dr Boutrid feels most alive and inspired in the classroom, where she strongly believes in student-centered learning where her students are viewed as assets and that it is her goal as an educator to tap into the vast and diverse assets that her students bring to the classroom.

    Dr Boutrid believes in community, building strong latest relationships, high expectations and in pushing students to achieve their highest potential. She believes that the most powerful learning takes place when her students feel safe in their classroom environment and have the space and capacity to be vulnerable.

    Prior to joining UOWD, Dr Boutrid’s was a Teacher, teaching all grades from Grade 1 -10 in the USA, a Curriculum Designer for a NGO in Jordan designing curricula that enabled students to be creative and innovative. She returned to the States to work for another NGO in urban education in New York City where she gained experience in teacher education and coaching.

    She obtained her Doctor of Education (EdD) from the University of Washington in the USA specialising in ‘Teacher Education, Coherence, and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy’.

    • EdD University of Washington, USA;
    • MA Teachers College Columbia University , New York, USA;
    • BA Meredith College, Raleigh, USA

    Dr Boutrid’s research interests include Teacher Education, Teacher Training, Student Teaching Experience, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Student-centered Teaching.

    Dr Afnan Boutrid is Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and currently teaches Psychology, Assessment in the School Context; Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Assessment in Effective Change, and Leadership of Non-academic attributes in Educational Leadership on undergraduate and postgraduate level.

    Dr William Guéraiche, Associate Professor at UOWD

    Dr William Guéraiche

    Associate Professor – International Studies

    Dr William Guéraiche is an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and currently teaches International Security at postgraduate level. He has a keen interest in International Relations, Geopolitics, Conflicts and Politics.

    Dr William Guéraiche

    Dr William Guéraiche

    Associate Professor - International Relations
    School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health

    Telephone Number:
    04 2781999

    Before coming to the UAE in 2004, Dr William Guéraiche taught History (History of Colonisation) for three years at the Sorbonne-Paris I and Geopolitics at the University of Marne la Vallée. At the American University in Dubai and the American University in the Emirates, his teaching extended over many areas in International Relations, such as Global Governance, Nation-branding, Conflicts, Conflict resolution, International politics and Diplomacy in the Middle East and Asia.

    At UOWD, his focus is the UAE Foreign Policy and International Cooperation as well as the non-traditional Security topics (Migrations, Demographics, Covid 19 crisis, etc.).

    • Habilitation in Geopolitics, Sorbonne University-Paris IV.
    • PhD in History, University of Toulouse;
    • Master in Sociology and the Anthropology of Politics, University of Paris;
    • Master in History, University of Toulouse

    Last five years

    Journal Articles

    • ‘Emirati Diplomacy: A Non-Western Perspective’, Political Sciences / Politické Vedy. 2019/22(2), pp. 98-114.
    • ‘Is cultural diplomacy an exercise in rhetoric? The example of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a universal museum’, Hermes. La Revue. 2018(2), pp. 183-191.
    • ‘Industrial Development Strategies in the United Arab Emirates’, Entreprises et histoire 2018/1 (n° 90), p. 106-113.
    • ‘The UAE-Tunisia diplomatic relations: a subtle balance between economy and security?’ International Journal of Diplomacy and Economics, 2018, Vol. 3-4, pp 316-329.
    • ‘Transnational Filipinos in the UAE: Actors and Strategies’, Arabian Humanities, 2016-7. DOI: 10.4000/cy.3153
    • [‘A War of Words ?’] « Une guerre de mots ? Les Philippines aux marges du conflit », La Guerre de 1914-1918 et l'Extrême-Orient, numéro spécial de Guerres mondiales et conflits contemporains, n° 256, janvier 2015, pp. 47-55.

    Book

    • The UAE. Geopolitics. Modernity and Tradition, London: I.B. Tauris, 2017, 264 p

    Editor

    • Different Facets of Security in the UAE, Routledge, 2021.

    Book chapters

    • ‘International Cooperation, the UAE Soft Power?’ in Gura Radovan, Rouet Gilles (eds.) Pratiques Du Soft Power, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2019, pp. 87-107.
    • ‘The UAE and the Arab Spring. Changing Foreign Policy’ in Cenap Çakmak and Ali Onur Özçelik (eds.) Foreign Policy Analysis of the Arab Spring: How the International Community Responded to the Popular Uprisings in the Middle East? Palgrave-McMillan, 2018, pp. 395-416.
    • ‘The UAE and the Arab Spring. Changing Foreign Policy’ in Cenap Çakmak and Ali Onur Özçelik (eds.) Foreign Policy Analysis of the Arab Spring: How the International Community Responded to the Popular Uprisings in the Middle East? Palgrave-McMillan, 2018, pp. 395-416.
    • ‘The UAE and Iran: the different layers of a complex security issue’, in Iran in the World. President Rouhani's Foreign Policy, Palgrave-McMillan, 2016, pp. 65-92.

    Other articles

    • ‘After Daesh. Post Conflict Rehabilitation’, (in Arabic), Trends of Events issue 24, issue 18, November-December 2017, pp. 37-39.
    • ‘Information warfare in the Arab-Israeli conflict, the invisible battalion?’ Revue de l'Université d'Oran 2 Mohamed Ben Ahmed, n° 1, December 2016, pp.147-160.
    • ‘Imagefare in the age of asymmetric warfare: anarchy or competing strategies?’ (in Arabic) Trends of Events, issue 18, July-October 2016, pp. 43-46.
    • « Les Emirats Arabes Unis » « Oman » in Gildas, Simon (ed.), Dictionnaire géohistorique des migrations internationales dans le monde, Paris, Armand Colin, 2015, pp. 226-228, 282-284.

    Online articles

    Conference papers

    • ‘Challenging the Western Hegemony: Changing the Paradigm of Diplomacy in the Gulf States’, The End of Western Hegemony?, Jyväskylä (Finland), June 5-7, 2019.
    • ‘Traditional Patronages and Proxy Wars in the Middle East’, Strategic Dimensions of Peace & Conflicts in South Asia and the Middle East, Islamabad (Pakistan), February 5, 2019.
    • ‘Meddling and Influence in the Middle East Peace Processes’, Soft Power, Ethics and Interests, Banska Bystrica (Slovakia), November 8-9, 2018.
    • ‘Humanitarian interventions after Daesh’, 4th ERPBSS Middlesex University (U.A.E.), January 8, 2018.
    • ‘The UAE Diplomacy. A non-Western Perspective”, Dual Diplomacies, Banska Bystrica (Slovakia), October 24-25, 2017.
    • ‘The UAE and the US: Friends or Partners?’, Arab-U.S. Relations: In Pursuit of a New Agenda, Cairo (Egypt), January 29-30, 2017.
    • ‘When maids become a diplomatic issue between the UAE and the Philippines’, 3rd ERPBSS Middlesex University (U.A.E.) November 24-26, 2016.
    • ‘La Tunisie dans le système clientélaire émirien ? Les relations diplomatiques entre la Tunisie et les Emirats arabes unis (1974-2015)’ The Maghreb in International Relations. Diplomacies and Crises, Tunis (Tunisia), November 19-21, 2015.
    • ‘The European Risk and Threat Assessment Trends: Security, Nations and Solidarity’ National Security Threat and Risk Assessment: Theoretical Frameworks & Practical Experiences – Applications for Arab Gulf States, Abu Dhabi (UAE), October 21-22, 2015.
    • ‘The UAE security, the choice of the right partner’, Gulf Research Meeting, Panel: The Arms Trade, Military Services and the Security Market in the Gulf: Trends and Implications, Cambridge (UK), August 21-24, 2015.
    • ‘Dubai, temps et espace’, Manufacturing and inhabiting cities in the global era, Annaba (Algeria), April 20-21, 2015.

    Dr. William Guéraiche research examines the UAE's foreign policy, diplomacy and international cooperation. His book, The UAE. Geopolitics, Tradition and Modernity (2017), is a comprehensive examination of the relations that the UAE maintains with the world. In his next edited volume on traditional and non-traditional issues in the UAE, Different Facet of Security in the United Arab Emirates, Routledge, 2021, he wrote five chapters:

    • 'The UAE, At the Crossroads of Traditional and Non-traditional Security';
    • 'Cyberspace, Threat Agents and Power';
    • 'Demographics and Community Security';
    • 'The securitisation of the Covid 19 crisis in the UAE';
    • 'Security, Peace and Tolerance in a post-modern yet traditional state'.

    Master of International Relations (MIR)

    Core classes

    MIR 903, International Security
    This class on International Security examines the national and transnational issues that disrupt, or can disrupt, stability in particular geographic areas.
    Skills: Public speaking, Writing a brief.

    MIR 906, Development Studies
    This course introduces students to problems of inequality in wealth (production and share) from a global, comparative perspective.
    Skills: Writing on the social media, project management.

    Elective classes

    MIR 908, International Environmental Politics
    International Environmental Politics is an invitation to examine environmental issues, such as climate change, sustainable development, the geopolitics of raw materials, and the international trade of waste, from a global perspective.
    Skills: Project management, Networking

    MIR 913, Peace, Conflict, Conflict Resolution
    This class aims to equip participants with the key concepts and theories in Conflict and Conflict resolution.
    Skills: Emotional intelligence, body language, crisis communication.

    MIR 914, Current Dilemmas in International Relations: Geopolitics of the Extended Middle East
    The 2020 Summer class focused on the Geopolitics of the Covid 19 crisis (+ Refugees and Labour Migrations).
    Skills: Writing on the social media, writing a brief

    MIR 965, Geopolitics of the Gulf region
    This class is a geopolitical analysis of the Gulf region, spanning the area from North Africa to the Indian Ocean and encompassing the Northern neighbouring states of the Gulf and with the UAE at its centre.
    Skills: Geopolitics methodology (maps, demographics, etc.)

    Dr Imène Ajala, Assistant Professor at UOWD

    Dr Imene Ajala

    Assistant Professor – International Studies

    Dr Imène Ajala is Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). She mainly teaches in the Master of International Relations (MIR) programme.

    Dr Imene Ajala

    Dr Imène Ajala

    Assistant Professor - International Relations
    School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health

    Telephone Number:
    04 2781950

    Dr Imène Ajala is Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). She mainly teaches in the Master of International Relations (MIR).

    She obtained her PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Prior to joining UOWD, Dr Ajala taught at Webster University and at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations. She also worked as a Project Manager at the International Institute for Peace, Justice and Human Rights in Geneva. In 2015, she was selected by the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva to complete an International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) on the theme of “Women Leaders: Promoting Peace and Security”.

    She won the International Award for Excellence for Volume 12 of the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Collection for her article “From Islamic Dress to Islamic Fashion to Cool Islam: An Exploration of Muslim Youth Identities in the West”. She is the author of European Muslims and their Foreign Policy Interests. Identities and Loyalties (Gerlach Press, 2018).

    • PhD, MA, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (IHEID)
    • BA, Political Science, Grenoble Institute of Political Studies (IEPG)
    • Kyoto University International Education Programme Certificate (Academic Exchange)
    • 2019. "Tunisian Terrorist Fighters: A Grassroots Perspective". Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression 11(2): 178-190.
    • 2018. "European Muslims and their Foreign Policy Interests, Identities and Loyalties". Islam and International Relations Series. Berlin: Gerlach Press.
    • 2017. “Muslim youth and consumerism: a study of Islamic street wear” Contemporary Islam (12)1: 57-71.
    • 2017. “From Islamic Dress and Islamic Fashion to Cool Islam: An Exploration of Muslim Youth Hybrid Identities in the West”. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies 12(3): 1-11.
    • 2016. With Fouad, Linda and Francesco Candino. “Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Perspectives from Islamic Organizations in Europe”. S&F Sicherheit und Frieden- S&F Security and Peace 34(4): 263-269.
    • 2014. “Muslims in Europe after 9/11: Securitization, Identities and Loyalties”. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 34(2-3): 123-133.
    • 2013. “French Muslim communities and debating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: mobilization and narratives”. French Politics 11 (3): 259-271.
    • 2013. With Paffenholz & al. “Civil Society in Transitions: Facing Current Challenges in Tunisia and Egypt”, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) Issue Brief, Geneva: Graduate Institute.
    • 2012. “Mobilizing in Different Political Opportunity Structures: the cases of French and British Muslims”. Air & Space Power Journal-Africa & Francophonie edition, 1st Quarter: 48-84.
    • 2011. “The Muslim vote and Muslim lobby in France: Myths and Realities”. Journal of Islamic Law and Culture 12(2): 77-93.

    Dr Ajala’s research interests are Comparative politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, Diaspora studies and multiculturalism with a particular focus on Muslims in Europe.

    Research Grants

    Research grants from the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences to attend the Euro Mediterranean Forum for Young Researchers in Istanbul (2011) and the 8th PanEuropean Conference of International Relations in Warsaw (2013).

    Conference grant from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Seattle (2011).

    • International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort (Co-IRIS)
    • European International Studies Association (EISA)
    • International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumni
    • Theories of International Relations
    • International Law and Diplomacy
    • Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism
    • Gender and International Relations
    • Research Project in International Relations
    • Thesis in International Relations

    Mr Torsten Burns

    Associate Professor – Media & Communication

    Torsten Burns is Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and currently teaches Global Media and Culture, Emerging Digital Tools and Practices, Transmedia Storytelling, and Making Media. His specialist teaching areas include History of Global Cinema, Media Art Production, Contemporary Art, and Communications & Design.

    Mr Torsten Burns

    Mr Torsten Burns

    Associate Professor – Media & Communication
    School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health

    Telephone Number:
    +971 4 278 1953

    Torsten Burns is Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and currently teaches Global Media and Culture, Emerging Digital Tools and Practices, Transmedia Storytelling, and Making Media. His specialist teaching areas include History of Global Cinema, Media Art Production, Contemporary Art, and Communications & Design.

    Torsten’s approach to teaching includes improvisation, project-based learning, class critiques, as well as teaching as curation.

    Prior to joining UOWD, Torsten was an Associate Professor and Independent Filmmaker at the New York Institute of Technology (Beijing Campus).

    He obtained his Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute , San Francisco specialising in Video & Performance Art. Torsten is interested in researching many areas including Post-Humanism, Global Art, Global Cinema, and Global Speculative Fiction.

    • Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute / San Francisco, USA

    Terminal Degree:

    • MFA in Video & Performance Art

    His recent publications include (*2019 Film screenings)

    • Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA
    • Space Between Space / ARK3: CROSSOVERCHRONICLES / Collaboration with Darrin Martin
    • Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
    • Group video screening ARK3: CROSSOVERCHRONICLES / Collaboration with Darrin Martin
    • Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
    • Classics Re-Loaded. Die 90er Jahre, Curated by Caspar Stracke
    • Yanhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
    • Monstersweet- Collaboration with Monika Czyzyk – Curated by Douglas Lewis
    • Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn,NY,
    • Green Screens (Part 1), Learning Stalls: Lesson Plans / Collaboration with Darrin Martin

    Dr Michael Mallory, Assistant Professor at UOWD

    Dr Michael L. Mallory

    Assistant Professor – Media & Communication

    Dr Michael L. Mallory is Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). He teaches in the School of Humanities, Social Science & Health, specifically in the Bachelor of Communication and Media (BCM) and Master of Media and Communication (MMC) programs

    Dr Michael L. Mallory

    Dr Michael L. Mallory

    Assistant Professor - Media & Communication
    School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health

    Telephone Number:
    04 2781915

    Dr Michael L. Mallory is Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). He teaches in the School of Humanities, Social Science & Health, specifically in the Bachelor of Communication and Media (BCM) and Master of Media and Communication (MMC) programs. Recent courses taught include Intro to Media and Communication; Media Ethics and Law; Sociology; Global Cinema Studies, and Technology, Presence and Perception.

    Dr Michael believes some of the most meaningful learning happens when students are able to take ownership of their education. He uses the classroom and other learning platforms to facilitate the development of skills and tools students can use to become innovators, creators and critical thinkers. Prior to joining UOWD, Dr Michael was Assistant Professor with the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) at the campus in Beijing, China. Prior to China, Michael studied, worked and taught in multiple cities in Thailand. He is definitely embracing the life of a ‘Global Citizen.’

    Dr Michael received his PhD in 2017 from the European Graduate School (EGS) under the supervision of Professor Wolfgang Schirmacher. While at EGS, Michael had the opportunity to study under some of the most prominent names in academia. Slavoj Zizek, Simon Critchley, Alain Badiou, Giorgio Agamben, Michael Hardt and Avital Ronell were a few who had a significant impact on his studies and research.

    • PhD Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought (PACT) European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland;
    • MA Media and Communication, European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland;
    • BS Social Science, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA
    • 2020: 'Political Economy of Cyberspace, Data & Technology'
    • 2019: 'Politics of Perception: Imagination and Information, Reality and Artificiality'

    Dr Michael's research interests are in the areas of Technology, Society and Life. Dr Michael is currently interested in the role technology has/can have in the evolving concepts of urban space, identity, and 'thirdspace'.

    • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
    • Online News Association
    • Philosophical Association of the Philippines (PAP)

    Bachelor of Communication and Media (BCM) and Master of Media and Communication (MMC)

    Recent courses taught include

    • Intro to Media and Communication;
    • Media Ethics and Law; Global Media and Social Justice; and Sociology at the Undergraduate level.
    • Global Mediascape; Film and Cinema Studies, and Technology, Presence and Perception at the Postgraduate level.

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