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Associate Professor Diana Arabiat

Associate Professor

Contact Information Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.457
Staff Member Details
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.457  


Diana is an Associate Professor of Clinical Research and Innovation in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.


  • August 2015 - present: Associate Professor for Research and Clinical Innovation at Edith Cowan University/Perth-Western Australia (Full-Time)
  • November 2014 - August 2015: Director of Nursing Program at Princess Noura University, Faculty of Nursing-Saudi Arabia / Riyadh (Full-Time)
  • April 2013 - Present (Unpaid leave): Associate Professor at the University of Jordan/ Jordan-Amman
  • September 2013 - September 2014: Head of Maternal and Child Nursing Department,Chairperson of the Nursery & Kindergarten Council of the University of Jordan
  • July 2000 - June 2002: Children’s Registered Nurse at King Hussein Cancer Hospital and Jordan University hospital
  • June 2002 - August 2004: Teaching Assistant at the University of Jordan/ Jordan-Amman
  • April 2008 - April 2013: Assistant Professor at the University of Jordan/ Jordan-Amman

Professional Associations

  • ACCYPN: Australian College of Children and Young People’s Nurses
  • JNMC: Jordan’s Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • JOS: Jordan Oncology Society

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2013 - HIKMA AWARDS for Best Cancer Publication by Jordan Oncology Society
  • 2003 - The University of Jordan full PhD scholarship to pursue PhD in UK
  • 2002 - Linnaeus-Palme Award by SIDA (Swedish International Developing Agency)

Research Areas and Interests


  • Master of Science Degree in Clinical Nursing, Jordan, 2014.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing Studies), England, 2008.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Jordan, 2000.


Recent Research Grants

  • Health beliefs and folk models of illness in Arab families: A family centred approach,  University of Jordan,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $6,032.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Whitehead, L., Arabiat, D., Foster, M., (2018), Singing as an adjunct therapy for children and adultswith cystic fibrosis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, n/a(n/a), 1-6, United Kingdom, ELSEVIER, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.09.007.
  • Hamdan-Mansour, AM., Mahmoud, KF., Alshibi, AN., Arabiat, D., (2018), Impulsivity and Sensation-Seeking Personality Traits as Predictors of Substance use among University Students in Jordan. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 56(1), 57-63, Thorofare, USA, Slack, Inc., DOI: 10.3928/02793695-20170905-04.
  • Abu Sheikha, B., Arabiat, D., Holmes, S., Khader, Y., Hiyasat, D., Collyer, D., Abu Shiekh, S., (2017), Correlates of treatment satisfaction and wellbeing among patients with type II diabetes. International Nursing Review, article in press(article in press), p. 8, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/inr.12358.
  • Arabiat, D., Shaheen, A., Nassar, O., Saleh, M., Mansour, A., (2017), Social and health determinants of adolescent’s wellbeing in Jordan: Implications for Policy and Practice. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, article in press(article in press), p. 1-6, Missouri, USA, W.B. Saunders Co., DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2017.03.015.
  • Arabiat, D., Collyer, D., Hamdan-Mansour, A., Khalil, A., Darawad, M., (2017), The impact of a mother’s emotional strains and disclosure of cancer on her child’s defensiveness and adjustment to cancer. Cancer Nursing, article in press(article in press), p. 8, Pennsylvania, USA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000516.
  • Darawad, M., Hammad, S., Mosleh, S., Samarkandi, O., Hamdan-Mansour, A., Khalil, A., Arabiat, D., (2017), Psychosocial correlates of diabetes self-management practices. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 46(6), 771-781, THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES.
  • Hamdan-Mansour, A., Abdel Razeq, N., Abdelhaq, B., Arabiat, D., Khalil, A., (2017), Displaced Syrian children's reported physical and mental wellbeing. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 22(4), 186-193, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/camh.12237.
  • Hamdan-Mansour, A., Al-Sagarat, A., Al-Sarayerh, F., Nawafleh, H., Arabiat, D., (2017), Prevalence and correlates of substance use among psychiatric inpatients. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, article in press(article in press), p. 7, New Jersey, USA, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/ppc.12214.
  • Darawad, M., Hamdan-Mansour, A., Khalil, A., Arabiat, D., Samarkandi, O., Alhussami, M., (2017), Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale: Validation of the Arabic Version Among Jordanians With Chronic Diseases. Clinical Nursing Research, article in press(article in press), p. 17, California, USA, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1054773816683504.
  • Abdelkader, R., Arabiat, D., Holmes, S., Hamdan-Mansour, A., (2016), Socio-demographic correlates of parents’ participation in care of a hospitalized child: A perspective from a developing country. Journal of Child Health Care, 20(3), 374-383, London, UK, SAGE Publications Inc., DOI: 10.1177/1367493515598650.
  • Abdelkader, R., Khalaf, I., Kridli, S., Arabiat, D., Alrimawi, I., (2016), Parents Involvement in Child’s Care in an Arab Pediatric Setting. Health Science Journal, 10(4), 1-6, Technological Educational Institute of Athens.
  • Matar, E., Arabiat, D., Foster, M., (2016), Oral glucose efficacy on neonate’s pain responses at the NICU: A quasi experimental trial of two clinical procedures. Applied Nursing Research, 32(2016), 36-40, W.B. Saunders, DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2016.04.002.
  • Abuqamar, M., Arabiat, D., Holmes, S., (2016), Parents' perceived satisfaction of care, communication and environment of the pediatric intensive care units at a tertiary children's hospital. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31(3), e177-e184, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2015.12.009.
  • Arabiat, D., Hamdan-Mansour, A., Al Jabery, M., Wardam, L., Tamimi, A., (2015), Measuring care needs of parents of children with cancer: Psychometric properties of the FIN-PED II Arabic version. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 23(2), 255-270, New York, United States, Springer, DOI: 10.1891/1061-3749.23.2.255.
  • Shaheen, A., Nassar, O., Saleh, M., Arabiat, D., (2014), Understanding of school related factors associated with emotional health and bullying behavior among Jordanian adolescents. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 43(11), 1528-1536, Iran, Iranian Journal of Public Health.
  • Khalil, AA., Al-Modallal, HM., Abdalrahim, M., Arabiat, D., Abed, MA., Zeilani, RS., (2014), Development and psychometric evaluation of the Chronic Kidney Disease Screening Index. Renal Failure, 36(8), 1200-1207, USA, Informa Healthcare, DOI: 10.3109/0886022X.2014.928969.
  • Ghannam, BM., Hamdan-Mansour, AM., Arabiat, D., Azzeghaiby, SN., Albeiat, DD., Al Badawi, TH., (2014), Psychosocial wellbeing of patients diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease. Psychology, 5(2014), 801-807, USA, Scientific Research, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2014.58091.
  • Jabery, MA., Arabiat, D., Khamra, HA., Betawi, IA., Jabbar, SK., (2014), Parental Perceptions of Services Provided for Children with Autism in Jordan. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23(3), 475-486, New York, USA, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10826-012-9703-0.
  • Arabiat, D., (2014), Cultural Perspective from Middle Eastern Countries on the Ethics of Involving Children with Cancer in Research. Clinics in Mother and Child Health, 11(2), 5p, USA, Omics Publishing Group, DOI: 10.4172/2090-7214.1000159.
  • Hamdan-Mansour, AM., Azzeghaiby, SN., Arabiat, D., Badawi, TH., (2014), Psychological and Social Health Status of Patients with Lung Diseases in Jordan. Health, 6(2014), 1143-1151, USA, Scientific Research Publishing Inc., DOI: 10.4236/health.2014.611141.
  • Arabiat, D., Al Jabery, M., Abdelkader, RH., Mahadeen, A., (2013), Jordanian Mothers’ Beliefs About the Causes of Cancer in Their Children and Their Impact on the Maternal Role. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 24(3), 246-253, Thousand Oaks, California, United States, Sage, DOI: 10.1177/1043659613481808.
  • Arabiat, D., Al Jabery, M., (2013), Health related quality of life in paediatric chronic health conditions: A comparative study among children and adolescents in Jordan. Health, 5(11B), 19-24.
  • Abdelkader, RH., Arabiat, D., Abushaihka, LA., Qadri, I., (2013), Mothers’ Experience of Caring For Their Hospitalized Child in Jordan's Hospitals. Life Science Journal, 10(4), 336-342.
  • Arabiat, D., Altamimi, A., (2013), Unmet care needs of parents of children with cancer in Jordan: implications for bed-side practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(3-4), 531-539, West Sussex, UK, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12122.
  • Arabiat, D., Al Jabery, M., Wardam, L., (2013), Screening for anxiety symptoms and social desirability in children and adolescents living with chronic illnesses in Jordan. Journal of Child Health Care, 17(1), 62-71, London, United Kingdom, SAGE, DOI: 10.1177/1367493512450623.

Conference Publications

  • Hamdan-Mansour, AM., Hamaideh, SH., Arabiat, D., Azzeghaiby, SN., (2014), Psychosocial correlates of motivation for academic accomplishment among university students. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 32-36, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.12.323.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master By Research, Clinical And Socio-economic Correlates Of Well-being And Treatment Satisfaction In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus At The National Center For Diabetes, Endocrinology And Genetics
  • Master By Research, Parent's Satisfaction With Care Provided In The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Of A Tertiary Children's Hospital In Amman
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