Dr Intima Alrimawi

“Saïd Foundation changed my life and I am very thankful to everyone for this.

They gave me the biggest opportunity in my life to move to the UK to get an MSc in Advanced Nursing in one of the highly ranked universities at the specialty (University of Nottingham). Without this I do not think that my life would be the same.”

Dr Intima Alrimawi is from Palestine and currently works as an Assistant Professor at Trinity Washington University in the US. She has more than six years of academic teaching experience, with a particular focus on child health, public health and research courses. She also has five years’ experience as a registered nurse working within the child health sector in Palestine. 

Intima has a Bachelors of Nursing Science from Sina College for Nursing and Midwifery and completed her master in community and public health at Birzeit University. In 2009 Intima was awarded a Saïd Foundation scholarship to study for an MSc in Advanced Nursing at the University of Nottingham. Following her studies she pursued a PhD in nursing studies at Nottingham. Her primary research interests are in the areas of child and community health, with the intention to develop health policies and improve the quality of health care mainly in low and middle-income countries. Her career objective is to pursue a challenging role in the field of nursing and health development, which offers immense opportunities for developing the nursing profession and the community health, with a focus on her home country Palestine. 

Throughout her education and research, she received multiple grants and fellowships, including Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Research Excellence, a Ford Scholarship, International Medical Education Trust 2000 Palestine, and Epsilon Zeta Chapter, STTI – small grant research funds. She also published her studies in prestigious journals and presented them at local and international conferences.

Intima is also an active member of many international organizations that aim to develop the nursing profession. They include the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN), International Family Nursing Association (IFNA), American Nursing Association (ANA), Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), National League for Nursing (NLN). In 2018 Intima was awarded the 40 Under 40 award for the Outstanding Emerging Nurse Leader by the Virginia Nurses Foundation.

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