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  • Propose a framework that fulfills the Council’s strategic directions concerned with nursing and midwifery research. 
  • Determine the structure for exercising power and decision-making for the Center
  • Design the Center’s organization structure 
  • Propose the manpower required to fulfill the Center’s mandates
  • Draft the Center’s functions 
  • Conduct Current State Assessment 
  • Identify the Center’s support system such as libraries, offices, computers 
  • Propose the Center’s initial budget 
  • Identify funding options
  • Identify prospective partners 


1. Dr. Fatima Al Rifai (CHAIR)
Member and Secretary
UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council

2. Ms. Nariman Ghader (COORDINATOR)
Staff Member
UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council

3. Dr. Muhadditha Al Hashimi
Chief Executive Officer
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center

4. Ms. Suzane Abedi
Office of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein

5. Dr. Husam Sultan Al Ulama
National Research Foundation

6. Dr. Kamal El Deirawi
Assistant Professor
Nursing Department, University of Sharjah

7. Dr. Ibtihal Almakhzoomy
Associate Professor
College of Nursing, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University

8. Ms. Mary Corrado
Country Director

9. Dr. Roxanne Nematollahi
Sr. Development Officer
Rashid Hospital-Dubai

10. Ms. Asma Kalban
Director of Nursing
Saqr Hospital-RAK

11. Dr. Carol Campbell
Associate Professor
College of Arts and Science, Zayed University

12. Mr. Ahmed Abdul Razzaq
Staff member
UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council

13. Ms. Ghada Sherry
Staff member
UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council

14. Ms. Samya Almamari
Chief Nurse
Zayed Military Hospital

15. Dr. Kathleen Meehan
Chair- Health Sciences
Higher Colleges of Technology

16. Marianne Gerstner
Deputy Nursing Director
The City Hospital

17. Dr. Najah Mustafa
Head School Health
Abu Dhabi Health Services