Salam khatib is Assistant Professor of Mental Health Nursing at Al-Quds University. She received her BsC in nursing from University of Jordan in 1993, and her Ph.D in mental health nursing from Manchester University in 2012. In her current role, she is the coordinator of master programs at Nursing department/ AlQuds University. She is also the coordinator of psychiatric and mental health nursing courses at Al-Quds University, College of Health Professions. She has been working in the university since 20 years. She had intensive training in child psychiatry in 2005 and in trauma and posttraumatic stress disorders in 1999. She supervised many master thesis in different specialties such as: illegal pregnancies (qualitative study), Ventricular associated Pneumonia (intervention study), stress and burn out among oncology nurses in Palestine (cross sectional study), compliance of hand washing among health workers at Caritas baby hospital (quasi experimental study). Currently, she is working in an intervention study about depression among pregnant women and maternal attachment. Her PhD thesis Titled with: A Grounded Theory Study of the emotional and social effects of honour killing on Victims’ family members- A Palestinian family perspective.
My research interests are focused in different areas: (a) honour killing, (b) violence against women, (c) family planning, (d) Type 1 diabetes among children (e) Congenital heart disease among children and stress and burn out among oncology nurses. An important theme in my work is gender-based violence and particularly honour killing. I have an interest in qualitative research such as grounded theory and content analysis. However, I have also been committed to using several different research methods in my work such as experimental studies and cross sectional studies.