I am an Assistant Professor of Spinal Orthoses and a key figure in the Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics/Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, which is the only department in the Arabic world (and one of the rare departments in the world) that teaches the field of Prosthetics and Orthotics. My teaching work is focused on orthoses and specifically spinal orthoses, which is an area that, for years, has been the interest of many clinicians and researchers due to its importance as a treatment for patient and for its promising future. My research work is inter-disciplinary and I’m currently working with Professor Peter Hogg from the UK on optimisation for X-ray dose and image quality. Since 2013 I’m working with Professor David Howard, Dr Martin Twiste and Dr Richard Jones from the UK on osseointegration and biomechaincs tackling both experimental and modelling challenges. My research also includes work on teaching methods in close collaboration with Dr Mohammed Sobuh from the University of Jordan. I also work closely with colleagues in the School of Medicine who have biomedical research interests.
I graduated in 2001 with third class honours in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the University of Jordan. After graduating, I worked as an orthotist and prosthatist at the University of Jordan Hospital, and then as a Research and Teaching assistant at the University of Jordan. I completed my MSc by research in 2009 and my PhD in 2012 from the University of Salford in the UK. I then worked as an assistant professor at the University of Jordan up until now.