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  • The University of Western Australia (M256), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Personal profile

Research interests

Mental Health



Teaching Social Work


Refugee mental health 


Nada Eltaiba is a senior lecturer at Social Work and Social Policy.

Her research interests incorporate mental health, cross-cultural practice, religion and spirituality. She has also conducted some research in teaching social work, ethics and narrative therapy.

Nada has extensive experience as a social work practitioner in both health and community settings in Australia and overseas.

Teaching is an area which Nada is passionate about. For Nada, teaching in social work programs is an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences. It is the starting point for developing a professional social work identity.

 Nada has taught in several social work programs in Australia and overseas; University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Al-Balqa University in Jordan, Qatar University and Doha Institute for Graduate research in Qatar.


My teaching aspiration is to support social work students to be competent practitioners who appreciate the value of collaboration and who are open to learning” 

Funding overview

2017-present: (WISH) World Innovation Summit for Health & (WEYAK) Mental Health Association. Research Project Titled:  Mental Health Issues amongst Adolescents in Qatar and pathways to improvement,  ($50.000). 

2012  Qatar University internal grant. Research Project Title: Ethics and social work ($20,000)

2010   Start Up grants Qatar University. Research Project Title: inpatient views on mental health services in Qatar. ($7,000).

2010   Research Development Award, The University or Western Australia, Australia, Research Project Title: in patient views about mental health services, ($5,893).

2008–2009 Equity and Diversity grant, The University or Western Australia, Australia, Research Project Title:Remove the barriers and expanding the horizon, ($3,000).

 Research Project unfunded:

2017- on going   Research Project Titled:  Spirituality and Religion in the practice of Social work Joint research with Professor Maria Harries, The University of Western Australia. 

2015- 2018 Research Project Titled:  The effectiveness of field education in social work education: A student perspective, Joined research with Dr. Abdou Ndoye Northern Kentucky University.

2013-2015               Guest editor: “Islam and social work” for International Social Work Journal

Education/Academic qualification

Counselling and Guidance, Master, University of Jordan


Social Work and Social Policy , PhD, The University of Western Australia


Narrative Thearpy , Master, University of Melbourne


Social Work, BA,Science and Education, Specializing in Social W, Al-Fateh University


External positions

Associate Professor, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies


Associate Professor, Qatar University


Sessional Academic , Curtin University of Technology


Lecturer , Al-Balqa Applied University



  • Cross-cultural Practice social work
  • Mental Health
  • Religion and Mental Health
  • Refugee mental health
  • Ethics
  • Teaching Social Work
  • Narrative Therapy

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Research Output 2007 2016

  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Other chapter contribution
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis


Eltaiba, N., 2016, In : International Social Work. 59, 3, p. 323-324 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Social workers in a Qatari health setting: responding positively to ethical problems

Eltaiba, N., 1 Oct 2016, In : Ethics and Social Welfare. 10, 4, p. 346-360 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social worker
2 Citations (Scopus)

Reflections on Recovery in Mental Health: Perspectives From a Muslim Culture

Eltaiba, N. & Harries, M., 2015, In : Social Work in Health Care. 54, 8, p. 725-737

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health
6 Citations (Scopus)

Counseling with Muslim Refugees: Building Rapport

Eltaiba, N., 2014, In : Journal of Social Work Practice. 28, 4, p. 397-403

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical problems

Perceptions of Mental Health Problems: Islamic context

Eltaiba, N., 2007, na. na ed. Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, p. i-ix, 1-306

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

Projects 2010 2010


Fay Gale Fellowship

Nada Eltaiba (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Fellowship

Activities 2012 2012

  • 1 Editorial activity

International Social Work (Journal)

Nada Eltaiba (Editor)

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity


Counselling and Ethics

Nada Eltaiba