Dr Rowaa Abdallatif

Lecturer (Pre-registration Adult Nursing)
Faculty of Health, Education and Social Care
ARU Peterborough
Areas of Expertise:
Nursing and midwifery , Physical Activity , Public health , Weight loss

Rowaa is a registered adult nurse with clinical experience in surgical care, public health, and clinical research. Rowaa joined ARU in October 2021 as a Lecturer in Pre-registration Adult Nursing.


Since graduating from Griffith University Rowaa has worked in Tawam Hospital, a John Hopkins accredited clinical facility. She worked within the surgical setting (Theatres, Day Surgery, Surgical Wards, Bariatric Centre, ENT Head and Neck). As a qualified nurse Rowaa gained a varied level of experience within clinical settings.

Having an interest in public health and research led Rowaa to complete her PhD in Public Health (UAEU). She relocated to the UK and worked as part of the theatre team in Harrogate District Hospital.

Rowaa's teaching interests are varied and include various aspects of research and education. She is currently studying for a PG Cert in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education).

Spoken Languages
  • Arabic
  • English
Research interests
  • Physical activity
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Obesity
  • Bariatric surgeries and metabolic diseases

Personal tutor and group work teaching, Nursing - Adult BSc (Hons).

  • PhD in Public Health and Occupational Health (United Arab Emirates University, UAEU)
  • BSc Nursing (Griffith University, Australia)
  • BSc Nursing (Fatima College of Health Sciences, UAE)
  • Diploma in Nursing (Institute of Nursing, UAE)
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • The Abudhabi Health Authority (HAAD)
  • Reviewer, PLOS ONE
Selected recent publications

Allatif, R. E. A., Mannaerts, G. H. H., Al Afari, H. S. T. et al., 2021. Concomitant Cholecystectomy for Asymptomatic Gallstones in Bariatric Surgery - Safety Profile and Feasibility in a Large Tertiary Referral Bariatric Center. Obes. Surg..

Mannaerts, G. H. H., Allatif, R. E. A., Al Hashmi, F. Y. et al., 2019. First Successful Large-Scale Introduction of an Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery (ERABS) Program in the Middle East: The Results and Lessons Learned of Tawam Hospital/Johns Hopkins, a Tertiary Governmental Center in the UAE. Obes. Surg., 29, pp, 2100–2109.