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Iman Ghazal

Iman Ghazal


Senior Research Associate
Neurological Disorders Research Center
Qatar Biomedical Research Institute QBRI

  • Office locationHBKU Research Complex, Building 2 - Segment 5 - Office N1121

Biography

Iman Ghazal holds a bachelor’s degree (BA) from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She majored in Childhood and Social Institutions and minored in Psychology.

She then completed a one-year graduate certificate program in Autism and Behavioral Science from Fanshawe College, Ontario. After graduating she moved to Saudi Arabia and started her career as an Early Intervention Specialist and a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Center for Autism Research – King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center. During that time she worked alongside a multi-disciplinary team in early diagnosis and intervention for cases with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD.) Additionally, she was involved in different research and training projects including the educational consultancy, ABA and the Early Start Denver Model training programs, and the Language Environment Analysis (LENA) research study. She then completed a master’s in Special Education from the Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Education, Qatar University. Ghazal joined HBKU’s Qatar Biomedical Research Institute’s (QBRI’s) ASD Epidemiology Research team as a senior research associate in October 2016.

 


Experience

Master's Internship Student Child Development Center

Doha, Qatar

February – April 2016
  • Special Projects’ Coordinator- President’s office

    Qatar University - Doha, Qatar

    May 2013 – Sept. 2016
  • Early Intervention Specialist & Clinical Research Coordinator

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Sept. 2011 - Dec. 2012
  • Personal Support Worker

    London Summer Inclusion Camp - London, ON, Canada

    July - August 2011
  • Placement Co-op (Teaching Assistant)

    Westminster Central Public School - London, ON, Canada

    March - April 2011
  • Personal Research Assistant

    Masters Research Paper - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    May - June 2007

Education

Master’s Degree in Special Education

Qatar University, Doha , Qatar

2014 - 2016
  • Graduate Certificate in Autism & Behavioral Science

    Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, Canada

    2010 - 2011
  • 4-Year Bachelor’s degree in Childhood and Social Institutions (Major) Psychology (Minor)

    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

    2006 - 2010

Selected Publications

  • Alshaban, F., Aldosari, M., El Sayed, Z., Tolefat, M., El Hag, S., Al Shammari, H., Ghazal, I. & Fombonne, E.

    Autism spectrum disorder in Qatar: Profiles and correlates of a large clinical sample. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments. https://doi.org/10.1177/2396941517699215

    2017
  • Aldosari, M., Fombonne, E., Aldhalaan, H., Ouda, M., Elhag, S., Alshammari, H., Ghazal, I., Alsaleh, A., Alqadoumi, T., Thomson, R., Al Khasawneh, M., Tolefat, M. & Alshaban, F.

    Validation of the Arabic version of the Social Communication Questionnaire. Autism. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361318816065

    2019
  • Alshaban, F. , Aldosari, M. , Al‐Shammari, H. , El‐Hag, S. , Ghazal, I. , Tolefat, M. , Ali, M. , Kamal, M. , Abdel Aati, N. , Abeidah, M. , Saad, A. H., Dekair, L. , Al Khasawneh, M. , Ramsay, K. & Fombonne, E.

    Prevalence and correlates of autism spectrum disorder in Qatar: a national study. J Child Psychol Psychiatr. doi:10.1111/jcpp.13066

    2019