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Academic Dean (interim)

Dr Lina Shawan-AkI

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Dr Lina Shahwan-Akl is an accomplished academic and healthcare professional based in Melbourne, Australia. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree, a Master of Science in Nursing, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Dr Shahwan-Akl has held various academic and professional positions throughout her career. She served as an Associate Professor and Director of Post Graduate Studies at Reputed University. Her research projects have received funding from various organisations, and she has published papers in reputable journals. Her research interests include topics such as social media in professional practice, palliative care education, cardiovascular risk factors, and health promotion. Dr Shahwan-Akl has been involved in committee memberships related to education, research, and professional development. She has served on various committees at RMIT University, including the University Awards Committee, University Appeals Committee, and Post Graduate Studies Committee. Dr Lina Shahwan-Akl is currently associated with IHM as the interim Academic Dean and overseeing and implementing curriculum development processes and policies, managing the Head of Schools across the institute and facilitating communication between academic staff and senior operational managers.

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