Manal Ibrahim Kassab
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Assistant Professor at Maternal and Child Health Department
/ Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and
Manal Ibrahim kassab
Irbid 22110, Jordan
March/2011 Doctor Of Philosophy
University of Technology, Sydney
Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Health
March/2005 Master of Nursing (Paediatric)
University of Technology, Sydney
Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Health
Assistant Professor at Jordan University of Science and
Faculty of Nursing/Maternal and Child Health Department.
Teaching assistant Ė Jordan University of Science and
Faculty of nursing, Maternal and Child Health Department.
Intensive Care Unit/Neonatal Nurse in Arab Centre for Heart
and Special Surgery, Amman, Jordan.
Acute procedural pain management among young children. Iím
interested in managing immunisation pain using simple
non-pharmacological interventions, such as using oral glucose
solutions to reduce pain behaviours (ex. Crying). This topic was a
part of my PhD thesis which was conferred March/2011.
Exploring pediatric nursesí perception and knowledge about infantsí
pain management and the use of current available non-pharmacological
interventions. This topic was also part of my PhD thesis which was
Simulation learning as one part of successful training, especially
before placing nursing students at clinical settings. Simulation is
a safe and less risk area in which students can get there training
without having the risk of harming patients. It is a very useful way
of learning and would improve nursesí studentís skills before the go
Vitamin D deficiency and itís relation to chronic diseases. Also,
Iím interested in finding the relation between VD deficiency and its
relation to genetic factors.
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Proficient in word processing, Endnote, RevMan 5.6 and other
databases beside SPSS
organisational skills and attention to detail
Ability to manage time, workload and prioritise with minimal
Ability to write for different audiences
Ability to write for publication
Willingness and ability to learn new skills as appropriate
Willingness to travel to research sites/conferences/events
CURRENT RESEARCH AND PROJECT
(2011). Investigated the effectiveness of oral glucose in reducing
3-month immunization pain among Jordanian infants. Manal Kassab,
Maralyn Fourer & Cathrine Fowler.
PhD (2011). Exploring Peaditric nursesí perception and Knowledge
about infants pain mangment in Jordan. Manal Kassab, Maralyn Fourer
& Cathrine Fowler.
Manal Ibrahim Kassab, Jessica K. Roydhouse, Cathrine Fowler, Maralyn
Foureur (2011). The Effectiveness of Glucose in Reducing
Needle-Related Procedural Pain in Infants. Journal of Pediatric
Nursing, Volume 27(1): 3-17.
Manal Kassab and Carole Kenner (2011). Simulation and Neonatal
Nursing Education. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, Volume
Kassab, M., Foster, J., Foureur, M & Fowler, C. Sweet-tasting
solutions for needle-related procedural pain in infants one month to
one year of age (Protocol). Cochrane Review (Pain, Palliative and
Supportive Care Group): 8, 2010.
Manal Kassab, Annabel Sheehy,
Madeleine King, Cathrine Fowler, Maralyn Foureur (2011). A
double-blind randomised controlled trial of 25% oral glucose for
pain relief in 2-month old infants undergoing immunisation.
Journal of Nursing Studies (In Press).
Manal Kassab, Cathrine Fowler, Maralyn Foureur (2011).
Managing immunisation Pain in infants.
Australian Association of Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses
Cathrine Fowler, Maralyn Foureur (2012). Exploring paediatrics
nurses knowledge and perception about infantís procedural pain.
Journal of Pediatric nurses (In press)
Kassab, M. RCT: Pain relief from routine immunisation. Great
Expectations: Present and Future: 17th Annual Conference
Association of Neonatal Nurses (NSW), Rydges North Sydney, Oct 2006.
Kassab, M., Foureur, M & Fowler, C. Managing
Immunisation pain in Infants: Sweet Taste Solutions: 15th
Annual Congress (Hotel Grand Chancellor), Hobart, Sydney,
Organise and presented
as a keynote speaker at scientific symposium ďPain management is a
human right. The role of medical and
academic nurses in managing patientís painĒ
: 24thNovember 2011, Jordan University of Science and
Technology (JUST), Jordan.
Kassab, M. Genetic
effect on Vitamin D level among children. The 8th Annual
Pediatric Review Conference (Landmark Amman Hotel, Amman, Jordan,
Research and Academic Development
2003 Academic Writing 1 (UTS-Sydney)
2003 Academic Writing 3 (UTS-Sydney)
2004 Seminar Presentation 3 (UTS-Sydney)
2010 Academic Development
2009-2011 Cochrane Workshop for conducting a
systematic review and Meta-Analysis
Introduction to writing a Cochrane review (UTS-Sydney)
Literature Searches Workshop (UTS-Sydney)
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of
Cochrane workshops focused at the process of writing research
protocol develop systematic review through systematic and
comprehensive searching for studies, and assessing the risk of bias
(critical appraisal) of included studies. It also introduced common
data types encountered in systematic reviews, conducting a
meta-analysis, using the Review Manager Software package to explore
and interpret studies results.
2011 Research Commercialisation Module (e-Grad
School online module (Australia)
module helped me to develop a grounded understanding of intellectual
property in light of its potential for commercialisation, and a
working knowledge of typical commercialisation processes.
2011 Project Management Module (e-Grad School online
Through this module I developed required skills in defining the
research project, an appreciation of the generic project management
processes and some knowledge of the parameters relevant to managing
Leadership and Communication Module (e-Grad School
online module (Australia)
Through this module I
gained the following required skills
Understanding leadership styles, relationship between
leadership and communication and how it relates to personal and
Identifying various forms, methods and modes of
communication, noting factors such as the impact of cross cultural
communication in modern day workplaces and educational institutions.
Explaining the inter-relationship between communication,
mentoring, coaching, team membership and interpersonal skills in
terms of leadership development.
To recognising professional practice and research development
in relation to all gained skills described above.
2007/ Current International Association for the Study of
2007/Current Autism Spectrum of Australia
2006/Current Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN)
Member as a regional
representative of Jordan
2010/Current Perinatal Society of Australia and New
2011/Current Jordanian Pain Society (JPS) (Organiser and
Registery for Jordan Uinversity of Sceince and technology
2012/Current Active representative Jordanian Pain Society/
Appointment as an Associate (Clinical Fellow)
at University of technology
Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Palliative and Supportive Care
Australian Association of Maternal, Child and Family Health
Professor Maralyn Foureur,
University of Technology, Sydney, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery &
Health, Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health.
Professor Cathrine Fowler
Tresillian Chair in Child & Family Health, University of Technology,
Sydney, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, Centre for
Midwifery, Child & Family Health
Associate Professor Robyn Gallagher
Associate Professor Chronic and Complex Care,
Coordinator Bachelor Honours Programs. Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery
Research Officer/Coordinator Australasian Satellite of the Cochrane
Collaboration Neonatal Review Group Central Clinical School -
Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Sydney. Based
at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Newborn Care