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Ma’en is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Dr Ma’en Abu-Qamar is a registered nurse and holds a Doctor of Nursing degree from the University of Adelaide. His research interest is in diabetes care, mainly prevention of diabetic foot ulcers. In his doctoral degree, Ma’en investigated burn injuries to patients with diabetes.
After graduating, Ma'en joined the faculty of nursing at Mu'tah University Jordan, where he continued his research in the field of diabetic foot care. Ma'en has several publications (14 articles in the last 5 years) in peer reviewed journals which led to his promotion as Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Mu'tah University. He has also acted as an external examiner for several Master theses at Adelaide University, and co- supervised a PhD and Masters student. Ma’en held a position at Curtin University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery before joining ECU.
At ECU, Ma’en is a member of the School of Nursing and Midwifery’s research group, Improving Outcomes for Adults with Chronic Health Conditions and recently submitted an article on 'family involvement in self-management of chronic conditions'.
Ma’en is also working with a group on survey data concerning nutritional patterns and diabetes risk factors among people living in the catchment area of ECU South West campus. Ma’en is leading a systematic review concerning the most commonly reported environmental reasons of foot injury among people with diabetes. In the light of this systematic review results, a primary research project would be made in conjunction with healthcare providers in Western Australia considering their local needs. Ma’en’s publication record contains two articles reporting a research project aiming to improve nursing students’ clinical placement experiences.
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