With a professional background in health sciences (OT), and PhD in Sociology & anthropology (2012), I am passionate to develop social sciences and humanities curricula in medical and health professions education. My research is focused on dismantling the intersectionality between health sciences, culture, politics, and bureaucracy among vulnerable populations within three fields: mental health, postmortem practices, and medical education.


I teach sociocultural and political concepts and aspects of health, illness and death to undergraduate medical students, and the way these are reflected in the general populations, and applied throughout the different stages of diagnosis, treatment, and health management in general. I also teach these concepts in the context of global and public health to post graduate students in Global Healthcare Leadership (GHL) programme. I began my role as director of the GHL programme in September 2023, through which I also lead the dissertation module. As part of my teaching profile is to deliver lectures and workshops on qualitative research methods to undergraduate medical students, post graduate students in GHL and Clinical Education programme as well.


*Senior author

  • Zainal, A., Daher-Nashif, S.* et-al. (2023). Children & Adolescents Coping with Home Isolation & Social Distancing During Covid-19 in Qatar: A Cross Sectional Study with Qualitative Items. BMC Psychology, 11(1), 1-12.
  • Fekih-Romdhane, F. Daher-Nashif, S. […] et al. (2023). Suicide Literacy mediates the path from Religiosity to Suicide Stigma among Muslim Community Adults: Cross-sectional data from four Arab countries. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. Accepted (31 March 2023).
  • Feten-Romdhane, F. et al. (2023). Cross‑cultural comparison of mental illness stigma and help‑seeking attitudes: a multinational population‑based study from 16 Arab countries and 10,036 individuals. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 58:641–656
  • Daher-Nashif, S.* & Hawari, A. (2023). The Lived Experiences of the Palestinian Women from the Occupied Palestinian Territory who are married and reside within the “Green Line”. Omran for Social Sciences. 43 (11), 77-103 (Arabic)
  • Thalib, L., Daher-Nashif, S. Kane, T., & Furuya-Kanamori, L. (2022). Does the Sex of the Firstborn Child Affect the Breast Cancer Risk and Survival: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Over 1 Million Cases. Balkan Medical Journal, 39(6).
  • Fekih-Romdhane, F., […] Daher-Nashif, S. […] Cheour, M. (2022). Cross-cultural comparison of mental illness stigma and help-seeking attitudes: A Multinational Population-Based Study from 16 Arab Countries and 10,036 Individuals. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.
  • Yahya, A. […] Daher-Nashif, S.* (2022). Psychotic-like experiences among university female students in Qatar: A qualitative-phenomenological study. Psychiatry 2022, 13, 988913.
  • Mahjoub, Y., Daher-Nashif, S*.[…] Al-Muhannadi, Z. (2022). Prevalence and Determinants of Mental Health Problems and Mental Health Stigma Among Medical Students of Different Nationalities in Qatar. Advances in Medical Education and Practice. Volume 13:969-979. DOI: 10.2147/AMEP.S371053
  • Daher-Nashif S.*, et al. (2022). COVID-19 exit strategy during vaccine implementation: a balance between social distancing and herd immunity. Arch Virol. 2022 Jun 20:1–11. doi: 10.1007/s00705-022-05495-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35723757; PMCID: PMC9208258.
  • Othman MM, Al-Wattary NA, Khudadad H […] Daher-Nashif S.* (2022). Perspectives of Persons With Type 2 Diabetes Toward Diabetes Self-Management: A Qualitative Study. Health Education & Behavior. Doi:10.1177/10901981221098373
  • Al-Hamad, A., MacNevin, S., Daher-Nashif, S. (2022). Undergraduate Nursing and Medical Students’ Perceptions of Food Security and Access to Healthy Food in Qatar: A Photovoice Study. Journal of Nutritional Science. 11:e32.
  • Hamed, E., […] Daher-Nashif, S. […] Kane, T. (2022). Breast Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices amongst Women in Qatar. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19(7), 3995;
  • Hammad, S., Daher-Nashif, S., Kane, T., Al-Wattary, N. (2022). Sociocultural insights on dementia caregiving in Qatar: The perspectives of family caregivers. Ageing & Society. 1-28. doi:10.1017/S0144686X22000277
  • Daher-Nashif. S* & Kane, T. (2022) A culturally competent approach to teach humanities in international medical school: potential frameworks and lessons learned. Acceptance date: January 25, 2022.
  • Fekih-Romdhane, F., Daher-Nashif, S. […] Jahrami, H. (2021). The prevalence of feeding and eating disorders symptomology amongst medical students. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. Jan 24:1–20. doi: 10.1007/s40519-021-01351-w.
  • Daher-Nashif, S. (2021). Vulnerability and precarity of Palestinian Women in the Naqab. Third World Quarterly. 
  • Daher-Nashif. S. (2021). In sickness and in health: Politics of public health and their implications during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sociology Compass. e12949.
  • Zaidi, A., Elmasaad, A. [….] Daher-Nashif. S.* (2021). Attitudes and Intentions toward COVID-19 Vaccination among Health Profession Students and Faculty in Qatar. Vaccines, 9(11), 1275,

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