Hiyam joined the University of Suffolk as a Research Associate at the Integrated Care Academy (ICA) in July 2021.
Dr. Al-Jabr is interested in research that is focused on providing patient-centred care and raising patients’ voice to be heard and taken into account. She believes that this individualised approach would help achieving several outcomes of therapy, not only for people receiving healthcare services, but also for healthcare providers. Hiyam is currently interested in providing individualised support to people with long-covid as part of the optimal health program.
Prior to this, Hiyam worked as a project coordinator and senior research associate at the Pharmacy Practice team at the University of East Anglia (UEA) (2019-2021). Hiyam holds a PhD in pharmacy practice from UEA in 2020. Whilst doing her PhD, Hiyam worked as a part time Associate Tutor in pharmacy practice and research associated in the School of Pharmacy. Hiyam’s work involved using both qualitative and quantitative research methods in collecting and analysing data.