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Dr.Hadia Radwan Academic RankAssociate professor


  • Nutrition &Dietetics

Research Interests:

  • Mother &child nutrition – Nutrition, Weight management and physical fitness-Sports nutrition


PhD in Nutrition
Employment History  September 2013-present: Assistant Professor- College of Health Sciences-Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics Dept(CND).- University of Sharjah(UoS).  March 2007-August 2013: Sr. Education/Nutritionist officer– Nutrition Training Unit – Community Nutrition Dept.- Tawam Hospital –UAE.  September 2012-June 2013: Part time Lecturer at Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics Dept.-College of Health Sciences-University of Sharjah:  June 2010-June 2013: Adjunct Faculty Member-College of Health Sciences- Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics Dept - University of Sharjah  February 2006 - December 2006: Dietitian- Oasis Hospital - Al Ain - UAE.  February 2004 - June2005: Dietitian- Private Diagnostic Center-Al Ain –UAE.  1990 - 1995: Instructor of Nutrition & Dietetics- Dept. of Food Sciences & Nutrition, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences , U.A.E. University , Al-Ain - UAE.
Oral presentations 1- Presenting a seminar titled Mother and Infant Study Cohort In UAE (MISC): Opportunities and Challenges-2nd Dubai International Nutrition Conference –November 17-19,2016- Dubai. 2- Presenting a seminar titled “Evidence supporting the use of dietary supplements in children” MENA Nutritional Guidelines Development Program –Expert discussion 25-26 March,2016- Dubai . 3- Presenting a seminar titled”Maternal perceptions and views about breastfeeding among Emirati mothers” DubaiNutrition Conference-November 19-21,2015” Dubai. 4- Improving breastfeeding rates in UAE : A Public Health Strategy.Al Qassimi Hospital 1st Nutrition Forum- October 1st, 2015-Sharjah. 5- Stepping Up Baby Friendly in NICU” 11th Emirates Critical Care Conference-April 9 – 11, 2015- Dubai. Conference Attendance 1- Attending and Chairing session “ International Growth and development Conference (IGD) 16-18 March,2017-Dubai. 2- Attending the “4th International Conference on Nutrition and Growth”-2-4 March,2017-The Netherland. 3- Attending and moderating session” Public Health and Nutrition Research Forum “22-23 Feb,2017-Dubai. 4- Attending and Chairing sessions in 2nd Dubai Nutrition Conference- November 17- 19,2016-Dubai. 5- Attending “The First Dubai International Conference on Applied Nutrition. 7 - 8 November 2016- Dubai. 6- Attending and Chairing sessions -Dubai Nutrition Conference- November 19- 21,2015-Dubai. 7- Attending and Chairing a session- Al-Qassimi Hospital Clinical Nutrition Symposium. October 20-2016-Sharjah –UAE 8- Attending ”collective efforts to achieve sustainable Development GoalsSymposium and round table discusssions-25Sep 2016-Dubai. 9-Attend the MENA Nutritional Guidelines Development Program –Expert discussion 25-26 March,2016- Dubai. Workshops 1- Attending Meaningful Healthcare interventions- UoS-13 Dec,2016-Sharjah 2- Attending a Workshop on Development of a National Action in Nutrition and Healthy Diet by the WHO and MOHAP- November 27-28,2016-Dubai. 3- Attending “2016 Articles of Excellence Course”- January 27, 2016- Dubai 4- Attending“CriticalAppraisal Workshop” -December 15-16,2015 DHA- Dubai Poster presentation 1- Poster presentation at the “4th International Conference on Nutrition and Growth-16-18 March,2017-The Netherland. 2- Poster Presentation “Menu labeling Implementation in Dine-in Restaurants: The Public’s Knowledge, Attitude and Practices”in The First Dubai International Conference on Applied Nutrition. Dubai in 7 - 8 November 2016.
License from UAE Ministry of Health  Licensed Dietitian from the Lebanese Ministry of Health  Member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)  Member of Lebanese Dietetic Association(LDA)  Member International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders(IFSO).  Member of Emirates Medical Association(EMA)-Clinical Nutrition Division(ECNS)- Head of Scientific committee member  Member of UAE Nutrition Group
1- Principal Investigator: 2017-2018-Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences: “Examining Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy, Infant Feeding Method, and Postnatal Mental Health among Women in the United Arab Emirates: A Cohort Study”(MRG/33/2017) 2- Principal Investigator:2017-2018 -UoS Targeted Research Grant:” Predicting Infant Feeding Method among Women in the United Arab Emirates in relation to Breastfeeding Self Efficacy, Postnatal Mental Health, Maternal Support and Childcare stress: A Cohort Study. VCRG/R1540/2017. 3- Principal Investigator: 2015-2017-Al Jalila Foundation Research Grant “Impact of feeding patterns on adiposity and cardiometabolic markers in baby and mother: a prospective cohort study”-(AJF 201510). 4- Principal Investigator:2015-2017- Collaborative Grant-University of Sharjah Research Board Grant,2015- September 2017: “Feeding Patterns and Adiposity in Sharjah City, United Arab Emirates: A Mother and Baby Cohort Study” Project No.:1501057003-P. 5- Principal Advisor: CHS Sanofi Grant : for students’ research projects -2015 6- Principal Investigator: UoS Seed Grant Research 2014- current:” Assessment of the Breastfeeding Patterns and Perceptions and Views of Mothers in Sharjah”
1. Radwan H, Hashim M, Shaker Obaid R, Hasan H, Naja F, Al Ghazal H, et al. (2018) The Mother-Infant Study Cohort (MISC): Methodology, challenges, and baseline characteristics. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0198278. (IF:2.806) SJR:Q1- H index 241(1343/7436) 2. Radwan H., Hasan H., Najm L., Zaurub S., Jami F., Javadi F., Adeeb D. L. and Iskandarani A. Eating disorders and body image concerns as influenced by family and media among university students in Sharjah, UAE. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2018,27(3). doi: 10.6133/apjcn.062017.10 ( IF1.816).SJR: Q2- H index:57 (36/121). 3. Hwalla N, Salem Al Dhaheri A, Radwan H, Abdullah Alfawaz H, Fouda MA, Mohammed Al‐Daghri N, Zaghloul S, Blumberg JB. The prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies and inadequacies in the Middle East and approaches to interventions. Nutrients. 2017;9:229. doi:10.3390/nu9030229 (IF 3.550). SJR : Q1 –H index:53 (431/1986). 4. Radwan H., Faroukh E. and Obaid R. S. Menu labeling Implementation in Dine-in Restaurants: The Public's Knowledge, Attitude and Practices. BMC Archives of Public Health.2017;75:8 .doi:10.1186/s13690-017-0177-9. SJR: Q2-H index 15(309/477). 5. Radwan H& Sapsford R. Maternal perceptions and views about breastfeeding among Emirati mothers” Food and Nutrition Bulletin – Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 2016 Mar;37(1):73-84. doi: 10.1177/0379572115624289 (IF 1.648). SJR :Q2-H index:55(38/121).
Postgraduate Gradate Supervision: -PHD thesis titled” Mother and Baby Cohort Study: Feeding patterns, Adiposity and Cognitive Development in Sharjah City, United Arab Emirates”2015-2020.
1- First prize poster competition in the College of health Sciences-CND dept for senior student research projects “Prevalence and correlates of complementary alternative medicine use among Type 2 diabetic patients in UAE: A cross-sectional study. University of Sharjah-May 2018. 2- Third Prize winner for poster competition in Dubai Nutrition Conference 2017 for the student research project “Knowledge, Attitudes and intention of breastfeeding among university students.” October -Dubai October 2017. First prize poster competition in the Public Health & Nutrition Research Forum 2017. For the student research project” Effectiveness of School-based Nutritional Intervention and Lifestyle Modifications among Obese School Children on February 22-23 , 2017- Dubai 3- Third Prize Winner for poster competition in The First Dubai International Conference on Applied Nutrition. Dubai in 7 - 8 November 2016. “Menu labeling Implementation in Dine-in Restaurants: The Public’s Knowledge, Attitude and Practices”. 4- First Place Prize –Sanofi Poster Competition in College of Health Sciences for the student research project-2015 for the research titled “Parental Factors and Mass Media Influences on the Onset of Eating Disorders among University Students in University City- Sharjah”
Community Services: 1- Member in MOHAP committee for designing dietary guidelines for obesity in UAE-2016-2017. 2- Member of the Scientific Committee of the 2nd “Dubai International Nutrition Conference- 2016”-Dubai 3- Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Growth and development Conference (IGD)- 2017-Dubai 4- WHO and MOH joint workshop on Development of a national action In Nutrition and Healthy Diet-27-28 December 2016-Dubai 5- Committee for Mother Friendly University –May,2017
I believe that the purpose of teaching is to support students by helping them to construct and apply the knowledge and encouraging discussion and interaction throughout the learning process.
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