Mariam Alessa

Ms, Doctor of Philosophy Student

  • The University of Western Australia (M422), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Research interests

Diabetic foot disease, Diabetes-related complications, Inequalities in care. 


Mariam Al-Essa is a diabetes specialist podiatrist, committed to delivering essential care to high-risk diabetic foot patients within the Ministry of Health in Kuwait. Simultaneously, she is a versatile professional, actively engaged in pursuing a PhD and serving as a part-time lecturer at UWA. Her qualifications encompass membership in the Royal College of Podiatry, UK, and a role as a research scholar at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Mariam is wholeheartedly dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals grappling with diabetic foot disease, driven by her passion for advancing the field of podiatric medicine and surgery.


A research scholar at the Department of Vascular Surgery, Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.  Dedicated to exploring the complexities of Diabetic Foot Disease (DFD) within GCC countries. Her work focuses on addressing critical knowledge gaps surrounding DFD, aiming to yield transformative insights for diabetic patient care. She will lead the development of a comprehensive dataset tailored for local and regional analysis, with the goal of shaping improved DFD management strategies in the GCC region. Her research efforts extend to evaluating the impact of multidisciplinary teams on crucial outcomes like lower limb amputation, advocating for advanced, collaborative care models. Her ultimate aim is to enhance DFD care accessibility and close existing gaps in diabetes management, contributing to optimal patient well-being.

Teaching overview

  • Intensive teaching and training in podiatric medicine & related subjects.
  • Develop and write research proposals & present to the research ethics comittee for approval.
  • Carry out research projects following strict research ethics guidance.
  • Prepare final reports and manuscripts for publications.  




Arabic & English 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Podiatric Medicine, Masters, Podiatry with diabetes , University of Brighton

Oct 2016Apr 2018

Award Date: 11 Apr 2018

Podiatric Medicine , Bachelors , Podiatry with honours , University of Malta

Oct 2011Sept 2015

Award Date: 18 Sept 2015

External positions

Research Scholar , Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

2023 → …

Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist , Ministry of Health (Kuwait)

3 Mar 2019 → …

Industry keywords

  • Medicine and Pharma
  • Health
  • Government

Research expertise keywords

  • Diabetes complications
  • Diabetes-related foot disease
  • Diabetic peripheral artery disease
  • Diabetic wound management
  • Diabetes
  • Neuropathic foot ulcers
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Inequality


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