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Dr Ma'en Zaid Abu-Qamar


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3464, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.416
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3464
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 2200
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.416  


Ma’en is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Current Teaching

  • Unit Coordinator NCS1202 Evidence-Based Practice in HealthCare;
  • Unit Coordinator PRS5102 Evaluation of Risks Management and Practice;
  • Unit Coordinator PRS5103 Patient Clinical Risk.


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.

Professional Associations

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Jordan Nurses and Midwives Council

Research Areas and Interests

  • Diabetes Care  
  • Burns Care
  • Evidence-Based Nursing
  • Complementary Therapies


  • Doctor of Nursing, The University of Adelaide, 2007.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Whitehead, L., Jacob, E., Barnard, M., Abu-Qamar, M., Cole-Heath, A., (2017), The role of the family in supporting the self-management of chronic conditions: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, article in press(article in press), p. 9, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13775.
  • Abu-Qamar, M., (2015), Jordanians with diabetes: a qualitative content analysis of footwear practices. The Diabetic Foot, 18(3), 128-134, London, United Kingdom, S B Communications.
  • Shoqirat, N., Abu-Qamar, M., (2015), From placement to employment: Career preferences of Jordanian nursing students. Nurse Education in Practice, 15(5), 366-372, Kidlington, UK, Churchill Livingstone, DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2015.03.013.
  • Kornhaber, R., Wilson, A., Abu-Qamar, M., McLean, L., Vandervord, J., (2015), Inpatient peer support for adult burn survivors—A valuable resource: A phenomenological analysis of the Australian experience. Burns, 41(1), 110-117, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2014.05.003.
  • Kornhaber, R., Wilson, A., Abu-Qamar, M., McLean, L., (2014), Adult burn survivors’ personal experiences of rehabilitation: An integrative review. Burns, 40(1), 17-29, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2013.08.003.
  • Abu-Qamar, M., (2014), Knowledge and practice of foot self-care among Jordanians with diabetes: An interview-based survey study. Journal of Wound Care, 23(5), 247-254, United Kingdom, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/jowc.2014.23.5.247.
  • Kornhaber, R., Wilson, A., Abu-Qamar, M., McLean, L., (2014), Coming to terms with it all: Adult burn survivors’ ‘lived experience’ of acknowledgement and acceptance during rehabilitation. Burns, 40(4), 589-597, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2013.08.038.
  • Shoqirat, N., Abu-Qamar, M., (2013), Clinical placement in Jordan: qualitative views of final year nursing students. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 30(4), 49-58.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor Of Philosophy; Roads To Recovery: Adult Burn Survivors`lived Experience' Of Rehabilitation.
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