Rawa Abu Lawi\Sawalha got her Ph.D. in 2017 from one of the top ten universities in the UK which is Lancaster University. She is the first academic architect in Palestine that holds three-different disciplinary areas of study: a BA certificate in architecture, MA in Urban and Regional Planning: and a Ph.D. in Interior Architecture and Interior Design of public spaces for children’s hospitals. Rawa Ph.D. subject considered the first study to Palestine and to the whole Arab countries.
Dr.Rawa teaching at An-Najah University since 2000. Credited with establishing and developing the department of interior design. She coordinated several modules and exhibitions. Besides that, she worked as a potential designer for more than 10 years in one of a consultative big company in Nablus city.
Rawa considered the first academic in the department of interior design at An-Najah National University who (1) participated in presenting papers in the English Language at several international conferences; (2) published papers (in the English Language) in international journals that have impact factors; and (3) she is the first academic female from interior design department that got her Ph.D. from the United Kingdom. In addition to that, she is working as a peer review for a local and international journal, and this year the IIER was chosen her to be one of the International Advisory Board members for the International Institute for the Engineers and Researchers. Also, Rawa is one of the Editorial Board Member in IJAAA and a member in the CHD for more than 10 years.
Dr. Rawa Interested in research related to architecture, interior design, design with and for children, design healing environments, and interior architecture.Download CV