Amira Shaheen

Nature of Work
Academic
Profession
Assistant Professor
Email Address
[email protected]
Office Phone
(+970) 9 2345113 Ext. 2464

SKILLS AND PERSONAL QUALITIES

Presenting information

Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance Sixth Annual Conference, Lebanon, 20-21 March 2015.  Determinant of Neonatal Mortality in Northern West Bank-Palestine.  (Oral Presentation)

20th World Congress on Epidemiology (WCE), Alaska, USA, 17-21 August 2014.  Self-Reported oral health, oral hygiene habits, and dental attendance of pregnant women in Tulkarem city. (Poster presentation)

Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance Conference, Grand Palace Hotel, Amman, Jordan, 17-18 March 2014.  Distribution and factors associated with the occurrence of road traffic crashes in the West Bank: A Cross-Sectional study (Sep. 2009-Sep 2012). (Oral Presentation)

9th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety promotion (March 2008).  The Epidemiology of Unintentional Injuries among Palestinian School-Aged Children. Merida-Mexico.  (Oral Presentation)

LSHTM (2006). The Epidemiology of Injury in School-Aged Children in the Palestinian Territory. London. (Preliminary results of thesis work presented at a unit meeting, LSHTM.)

Project management / Prioritization of workload

Able to prioritise time effectively, juggling workload and undertaking external volunteer work and other activities successfully.

Teamwork

Able to work alone and in a team. Systematic reviews research often involved co-ordination of a team of epidemiologists, statisticians, and IT staff.

Established good working relationships with people from different cultural and educational backgrounds.

Training

An-Najah National University      Strategic Planning 16-26 May 2012 Turkey/Istanbul

                                                  Capacity building on developing policy briefs (TOT), Cairo, 20-22        

                                                  September 2016 

 

LSHTM         Short course on Infectious Diseases in Humanitarian Emergencies, World Health Organization, 30 March to 3 April 2009

                     Editing Papers, 2009

                     Small Group Teaching, 2008
                     Statistics Training for Social Scientists, 2007

                     NVIVO Introductory Workshop, 2007
                     Workshop on Multilevel Models for Realistically Complex Data, 2007
                     Making Posters for Scientific Conferences, 2007
                     Writing Biomedical Research Papers, 2005-2006
                     Systematic Review, 2005
                     Workshop on Publications, 2005
                     Writing up Research Grants, 2005

                    

Al-Quds University     Introduction to Learning Disabilities, 2004
                                    Mother and Child Health, 2000

Leadership, innovation, and transformation, Al-Quds University, 14-19 July   1996

 

Overseas experience

Carried out a project in The Palestinian Territories as a final report for the MSc in Public Health. This provided an exhaustive understanding of health issues - such as access to services - in countries in conflict.  Currently I am working in collaborative researches with Turkey, USA, UK, and Denmark.  The fruit of which will be published papers in peer reviewed journals, kindly view Publications.

Adaptability and flexibility

Can adjust to a variety of socio-political/cultural environments.

Key characteristics: open mindedness and sensitivity to cultural differences.

Computer skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint), STATA and EndNote.  Also internet use. I have a working experience in using Excel and SPSS.

Language ability

Arabic (mother tongue), English (fluent), Hebrew (GCSE level), French (beginner).

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS

Passionate about working with children.  Hiking.  Enjoying nature.  Belly dancing.  Reading novels.

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Institution
Al-Quds University
Country
Palestine
Degree
MSc
Faculty
School of Public Health
Department
Environmental Health
Thesis
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Farm Workers Applying Pesticides in a Cultivated Area of the Jericho District
Speciality
Public Health
Sub speciality
Environmental Health
Duration
2000 - 2002
Institution
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country
United Kingdom
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Non-Communicable Disease department
Department
Nutrition and Population Health Division
Thesis
The epidemiology of injuries in school-aged children in the Palestinian Territory
Speciality
Public Health
Sub speciality
Epidemiology
Duration
2005 - 2009
Country
United Kingdom
Institution
BMJ
Position/Job Description
Reviewer
Period
June 1, 2010 - Jan. 31, 2011
Country
United Kingdom
Institution
LSHTM
Position/Job Description
Research Assistant
Period
June 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2009
  • Original research Knowledge, attitude, and practice among farmworkers applying pesticides in cultivated area of the Jericho district: a cross-sectional study
  • Original research The effect of smoking on the healthy life expectancy of Palestinian men in the West Bank: a cross-sectional study
  • Original research Access to water and morbidity in children in the occupied Palestinian territory, 2000–14: a repeated cross-sectional study
  • Original research Transport injuries and deaths in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study
  • Original research Adolescent health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the global burden of disease 2015 study
  • Original research Neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality and morbidity burden in the Eastern Mediterranean region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study
  • Conference abstract/paper published in a peer review journal Distribution and factors associated with the occurrence of road traffic collisions in the West Bank: a cross-sectional study
  • Conference abstract/paper published in a peer review journal Prevalence and associated factors of post-partum depression in Palestinian mothers: a cross-sectional study
  • Original research The Burden of Mental Disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990-2013
  • Original research Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015
  • Original research Child and Adolescent Health From 1990 to 2015: Findings From the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study
  • Conference Paper Changes in childhood access to an improved water source and childhood morbidity over the period 2000-2014 in the occupied Palestinian territories
  • Conference Paper The impact of smoking on expected lifetime without chronic disease among Palestinian men in the West Bank
  • Original research Cross-national comparisons of attitudes towards suicide and suicidal persons in university students from 12 countries†
  • Original research Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: a baseline analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015.
  • Original research Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE), 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015
  • Original research Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015
  • Original research Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015
  • Original research Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015.
  • Original research Behavior and Psychological Distress in University Students: A 12 Nation Study
  • Conference Paper Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice among Farm Workers Applying Pesticides at Cultivated Area in Jericho District
  • Conference Paper Socio-economic status and chronic disease in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip - among Palestinians living in and outside refugee camps
  • Conference Paper Prevalence of Postpartum Depression among Recently Delivering Mothers in Nablus District and Its Associated Factors
  • Original research Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and YLDs for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries for 188 countries, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
  • Original research Global, Regional, and National age–sex Specifi C All-Cause and Cause-Specifi C Mortality for 240 Causes of Death, 1990–2013: a Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
    • 2015-01-01
    • Amira Ali Shaheen
  • Conference Paper Self-Reported Oral Health, Oral Hygiene Habits, and Dental Attendance of Pregnant Women in Tulkarem City
  • Conference Paper Self-Reported oral health, oral hygiene habits, and dental attendance of pregnant women in Tulkarem city
  • Conference Paper Distribution and Factors Associated With The Occurrence of Road Traffic Crashes in the West ‎Bank: A Cross-Sectional Study (Sep. 2009 – Sep. 2012)
    • 2014-03-17
  • Book chapter Injury Epidemiology in Palestinian School-Children
    • 2010-01-01
  • Conference Paper Determinant of Neonatal Mortality in Northern West Bank-Palestine
  • Original research Flying Bullets and Speeding Cars: Analysis of Child Injury Deaths in the Palestinian Territory
    • 2008-01-01
    • Shaheen A
    • Edwards P
  • Original research The Prevalence of Psychological Morbidity in West Bank Palestinian Children
    • 2004-01-01
    • Amira Shahen
    • Shaban Mortaja
    • Tanya L Zakrison
    • Paul A Hamel