Assistant Professor- Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing -Toronto Metropolitan University


Dr. Areej Al-Hamad is Assistant Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She obtained her undergraduate and master’s degree in Nursing (2002,2005) from Jordan University of Science & Technology University in Jordan. Dr. Al-Hamad has two PhDs, she received her first Ph.D. in Rural and Northern Health (Health Policy) from Laurentian, Ontario, Canada in 2019 and her second Ph.D. in Nursing from Western University in 2021. She was appointed to the Nursing School at University of Calgary in Qatar in 2019 as an Assistant Professor. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary in Canada and Qatar. She has diverse clinical and teaching experiences in Canada, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Dr. Al-Hamad published several articles in peer reviewed journals, with a research focus on food insecurity, women’s health, marginalized population, refugees, intersectionality and social justice. She worked as a lead principal investigator in the development of (Undergraduate Research Experience Program-QNRF) grant to explore the undergraduate nursing and medical student’ experiences of Food Security in Qatar: A photovoice study and was successful in procuring the grant (USD 30,000). She is a recipient of several scholarships including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) two times, one during her first PhD and during her second PhD at Western University with total amount CAD (30.000). Dr. Al-Hamad taught several undergraduate courses (e.g. community health, adult nursing, leadership, alteration in health, chronic care) and graduate courses (e.g. philosophy and qualitative methods) and she received Teaching Excellence Certificate from Western University ( 2015/2016).

Dr. Al-Hamad is a recipient of several awards such as, the best oral presentation at the Joint Mental Health Research and Innovation Day 2020 and her Ph.D. in Nursing from Western University was selected as one of the impactful Ph.D. Dissertations with the highest academic achievement for the year 2021-2022. She is currently engaging in several interdisciplinary and international research projects including exploring food and housing insecurity and gender role for Syrian and Ukrainian refugee women in Canada with the current increase in food prices, scoping review around nurse-led research with University of Calgary in Qatar, Phenomenology study to explore the lived experiences of Radiologists using home based PACS system during COVID-19 with Sidra Medicine in Qatar and mixed methods study to explore the perception of Qatari medical students toward pursuing Family Medicine as future career path with Qatar university and Primary Healthcare Corporation (PHCC) in Qatar.