Contributions

Professional Affiliations and Activities

Consultancies
• Member of the Saudi Health Council’s taskforce for allocation of scarce resources during pandemics and public health emergencies with focus on COVID-19, Riyadh (Mar. – Sep. 2020)
• Member of the National Bioethics Committee taskforce for ethical conduct of research during pandemics and public health emergencies with focus on COVID-19, Riyadh (Mar. – Sep. 2020)
• Invited for joint consultancy for WHO and UNESCO to train the Syrian Ministry of Health Staff on ethics of research conducted during armed conflicts, Damascus (2017)
• Consultant for the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties for its first-ever Online Ethics Course (Nov. 2016 – Apr. 2017)
• Head of the Scientific Committee for the Annual Conference of the Sudanese Medical Association in the UK & Ireland (SMA-UK&I), Sep. – Dec. 2015.
• Consultant for the Public Health Institute (Sudan) on public health ethics (Jan 2015 – 2018)
• Consultant for Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) on Public Health Ethics (February 2013-date)
• Consultant for the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties Bioethics curriculum for residents (2012-date)
• Visiting consultant for Saudi Aramco Company Health Services on bioethics, Dammam, KSA (Nov. 2011)
• Consultant for the Research Directorate at the Federal Ministry of Health, Sudan to develop “Criteria for Accreditation for the Research Ethics Review Bodies (ERBs) Working in Sudan” (2011)
• Consultant for WHO on “Research Ethics in International Epidemic Response”, Geneva, 2009.
• Consultant for WHO on ethical issues in public health and disasters (2011- 2016)

Memberships in Professional Associations:
• Board Member and member of the Executive Committee of the Saudi Association of Healthcare
Ethics (Apr. 19 – present)
• International Association for Ethics Education (Oct. 18 – present)
• The American Public Health Association (Aug. 2018- present)
• The Royal Society of Public Health (UK) (Sep. 2017 – present)
• The Sudanese Medical Association in the UK & Ireland (Aug. 2015 – 2018)
• The European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (Aug. 2014 – 2019)
• The European Cooperation for Science and Technology (COST), Individuals, Societies, Cultures and
Health (ISCH) Action (Feb. 2013-2017)
• Co-Founding Member, Bioethics Network on Women’s Issues in the Arab Region (BiNWIAR) (2012
– 2015)
• The Saudi Epidemiological Association (2009-2011)
• Team leader of the National Research Ethics Training Core Group (Sudan, July 08-2012).
• Assistant secretary of the National Research Ethical and Technical Review Committees, Sudan
(June 2004June 2009)
• Co-Founding Member of the Primary Scientific and Ethical Review Committee, Dept. of Research,
Federal Ministry of Health, Sudan (July ‘08-June 2009)

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