Cohort 
2020

Hanan Khalil, PhD

Physiotherapist

The best approach to address this challenge (of dementia) is through developing multidisciplinary interventions.

Current Work

Hanan is an Associate Professor and Vice Dean of Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences at Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Personal Hero

Angela Merkel

Words of Strength

Implementation, meeting deadlines, strategic thinking

Vision

The best approach to address this challenge is through developing multidisciplinary interventions.

Strategy

Hanan’s plans are to establish a national and regional network for mental health with three aims:

  1. increase awareness through advocacy,
  2. improve the quality of patient care; and
  3. improve understanding of mental health through epidemiological and intervention research.

Motivation

The burden of dementia in Jordan, as in most other countries, is on a steady increase and will continue to pose major challenges to healthcare providers in terms of clinical management and the associated economic implications.

Education & Experience

Hanan received Bsc degree in physiotherapy from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan in 2000. She received a Msc degree in physiotherapy from Cardiff University, UK in 2007. Hanan received a PhD from Cardiff University, UK in 2012. Currently Hanan is working as an Associate Professor and Vice Dean of Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences at Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI)
current
Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health
Cardiff University, UK
2012
PhD
Cardiff University, UK
Physiotherapy
2007
MSc
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Physiotherapy
2000
BSc

Awards & Honors

TechWomen program
Mobile app and outreach program for mental health in Jordan
2019
The best pitch for community impact project
2019
TechWomen Emerging Leader program
International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders’ Society (MDS)
Young movement disorders specialist (LEAP)
2019
MDS Program in Leadership
L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science
2018
Levant Fellowship