🌟Prof Dr. Carolina Watson , Healthcare experiences, Best Researcher Award🏆

Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Dalia Ghanem is an established figure in the field of political science with a particular emphasis on Algerian politics, terrorism, and security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Currently associated with the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, her scholarly work delves into the dynamics of political violence, radicalization, and state-society relations.

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Dr. Ghanem’s publications are highly regarded in academic circles, contributing significantly to our understanding of contemporary political issues in Algeria and the broader MENA region. Her research articles and reports are frequently cited by peers, indicating her influence and the high regard in which her work is held.

  • Citations: Watson has 142 citations from 138 documents.
  • Publications: She has authored 15 documents.
  • h-index: Her h-index is 6. The h-index measures both the productivity and citation impact of the publications by a scholar.


Dr. Ghanem earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in France. Her academic background is complemented by extensive fieldwork and research in the MENA region, providing her with a robust theoretical and practical understanding of the subjects she explores.

Research Focus

Dr. Ghanem’s research primarily centers on the political and security issues in Algeria and the MENA region. She investigates the root causes and consequences of political violence, radicalization, and terrorism. Her work also explores state policies and their impact on society, particularly in the context of authoritarian regimes and social movements.

Professional Journey

Dr. Ghanem’s professional journey has been marked by her roles as a researcher and analyst at prestigious institutions. Before joining the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, she worked at the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS) and contributed to various think tanks and academic institutions. Her career reflects a consistent dedication to understanding and addressing critical political and security challenges in the MENA region.

Honors & Awards

Dr. Ghanem has received numerous accolades for her contributions to political science and her insightful analysis of MENA region politics. These awards recognize her scholarly excellence, impactful research, and her role in influencing policy discussions and academic discourse on critical regional issues.

Publications Noted & Contributions

Dr. Ghanem has authored several influential publications, including research papers, policy briefs, and articles in esteemed journals. Her notable works include comprehensive analyses of the political landscape in Algeria, studies on terrorism and counterterrorism strategies, and explorations of the socio-political dynamics within authoritarian regimes. Her contributions have significantly shaped the understanding of these complex issues and provided valuable insights for policymakers and scholars alike.

Describing Non-Binary People’s Encounters with the Healthcare System: A Qualitative Study in Catalonia (Spain)

  • Journal: Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • Publication Date: May 2024
  • DOI: 10.1007/s10508-024-02849-x
  • Contributors: Rebeca Gómez-Ibáñez, Juan M. Leyva-Moral, Alexander Cruzado-Reyes, Lucas R. Platero, Nina Granel, Carolina E. Watson
  • Summary: This study explores the experiences of non-binary individuals within the healthcare system in Catalonia, highlighting the challenges and barriers they face.

Factors Contributing to Nurses’ Intention to Leave the Profession: A Qualitative Study in Catalonia, Spain, following the Latest Waves of COVID-19

  • Journal: Journal of Nursing Management
  • Publication Date: May 30, 2024
  • DOI: 10.1155/2024/7971020
  • Contributors: Carolina E. Watson, Maria Dolors Bernabeu-Tamayo, David Giménez-Díez, Manuel Lillo-Crespo, Juan M. Leyva-Moral, Abdulqadir Nashwan
  • Summary: This article examines the factors leading to nurses’ decisions to leave their profession post-COVID-19 in Catalonia, aiming to identify critical areas for intervention and support.

Exploring Adolescents’ Experiences of Continuing to Wear Face Masks during COVID‐19: A Qualitative Descriptive Study in Barcelona (Spain)

  • Journal: Health Expectations
  • Publication Date: April 2024
  • DOI: 10.1111/hex.14014
  • Contributors: Mariela Aguayo‐González, Juan M. Leyva‐Moral, David Giménez‐Diez, Andreu Colom‐Cadena, Isabel Martínez, Carolina Watson, Anna Bordas, Cinta Folch, Jordi Casabona
  • Summary: This study provides insights into adolescents’ perspectives and behaviors regarding the continued use of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in Barcelona.

Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the Caring Behaviors Assessment Tool into Spanish

  • Journal: BMC Nursing
  • Publication Date: April 10, 2024
  • DOI: 10.1186/s12912-024-01892-2
  • Contributors: Juan M. Leyva-Moral, Carolina Watson, Nina Granel, Cecilia Raij-Johansen, Ricardo A. Ayala
  • Summary: This research focuses on adapting and validating a tool to assess caring behaviors in nursing for Spanish-speaking populations, ensuring cultural relevance and accuracy.

Decoding Patient-Reported Measures (PRMs) Use in Clinical Practice: How and for What? The MATRICS Framework

  • Journal: Journal of Healthcare Quality Research
  • Publication Date: October 2023
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jhqr.2023.09.005
  • Contributors: E. Gimenez, C. Watson, Y. Cossio-Gil
  • Summary: This article introduces the MATRICS framework to understand the application and objectives of patient-reported measures in clinical settings, aiming to enhance patient-centered care.

Research Timeline

Dr. Ghanem’s research trajectory has evolved over the years, beginning with her early work on political violence and radicalization. Over time, she has expanded her focus to include broader security issues and state-society relations in the MENA region. This evolution reflects her deepening expertise and her ability to adapt to emerging challenges and trends in her field of study.

Collaborations and Projects

Throughout her career, Dr. Ghanem has engaged in numerous collaborative projects with international organizations, academic institutions, and think tanks. These collaborations have enriched her research and extended its impact, allowing for a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and addressing the political and security issues in the MENA region. Her work often involves partnerships with other scholars, policymakers, and practitioners, fostering a collaborative environment for generating innovative solutions and advancing knowledge in her field.

Carolina Watson | Healthcare experiences | Best Researcher Award