Dawn Elizabeth Kuzemski
Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)
Nursing Admin-NUNANA(Dep) - Nursing
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company - SEHA

Dawn completed her BScN in 1992 and an MScN, majoring in Bio-Ethics and Public Policy in 2002, both from the University of Victoria, BC Canada. She began her career working in general surgery and spent20 years in critical care trauma, both ER and ICU, working as a clinical resource nurse in both areas as well as being involved in clinical research.She worked for the University of British Columbia as an assistant professor teaching bioethics and research and doing supervision of students in surgical step down. She also worked for the University of Northern BC to develop and teach the Rural ER Nurse Certificate program which prepares nurses working in remote ER settings in Canada. After completing her thesis in the ICU, Dawn worked as an advisor and researcher for the Canadian Bioethics Critical Care Consortium as well as being the education lead for the Interior of BC. Dawn continues to teach nursing research for the University of Victoria and is an adjunct at Griffith University in Australia.Currently, Dawn serves as the ADON at Tawam Hospital for Surgical /Women’s Services and Education.


Dr. Souher El Amouri, RN, MSN, EdD
Acting Head of Nursing Education and Research Department and Chair of Evidence Based Practice
Al Rahba Hospital

Dr. Souher El Amouri is a Nurse Educator and currently is the Acting Head of Nursing Education and Research Department and Chair of Evidence Based Practice at Al Rahba Hospital. During her nursing career she performed many roles such as Staff Nurse, Unit Manager, College Nurse Instructor/Educator and Unit Leader. She participated and conducted many research studies in health care delivery, as well as presented as Speaker in many conferences, locally and internationally. Souher interests include management and leadership, patient safety, clinical practice, education and training development programs. She is holder of Master Degree in Nursing and Doctor of Education from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Professor Ged Williams, RN, RM, Crit. Care Cert., Grad. Cert. PSM, Bach. App. Sc. (Adv. Nursing), Grad. Cert Law, LLM (QUT), MHA (UNSW), GAICD, FACN, FACHSE, FAAN.
Chief Nursing Officer, Tawam Hospital
Nursing and Allied Health Consultant, SEHA (Abu Dhabi Health Service, UAE) Professor of Nursing, Griffith University, Gold Coast. Australia.
Founding Chair/Past President, World Federation of Critical Care Nurses
Former Director, World Federation of Societies of Intensive Care and Critical Care Medicine
Founding President, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses

Ged’s research and publication interests include clinical practice and safety, workforce planning, education and training program development and other management and leadership issues in nursing and health. He has published over 75 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is regularly involved in strategic nursing and health activities at the state, national and international level.



Professor Marie Richards
Director of Nursing Education, Training and Development
SEHA Dialysis Services (SDS)

Marie Richards is currently working as Director of Nursing Education, Training and Development at SEHA Dialysis Services (SDS) in Abu Dhabi. Marie has over 30 years’ experience in the UK, Australia and the UAE working in nursing roles such as Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Lecturer Practitioner and Chief Nursing Officer. From an academic perspective she has led clinical programs in faculties of Nursing, Nephrology Nursing, Public Health and Clinical Genetics. She has been in the UAE Since 2012 and in 2014 launched the Masters in Renal Nursing Program at SDS in collaboration with De Montfort University (UK) and Fatima College, Abu Dhabi. The program is the first and only if its kind in the region and is highly sought after with applicants from across the entire Middle East. 

Clinically, Marie has also led the development of a nurse led community based CKD early detection program (the thesis for her PhD) and a vascular access clinical pathway, both of which have won awards. Marie was also selected as the UAE ambassador for the European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association ( EDTNA), the largest multidisciplinary nephrology association in the world with over 3,000 members from 70 countries. Her areas of expertise are Nephrology Nursing, Education, Clinical Genetics and Leadership Development. She has had numerous publications and is a regular speaker at international meetings.


Dr May McCreaddie, PhD, MEd, BA, PGCert PE, RNT, RN
Associate Professor
Fatima College of Health Sciences, Al Ain

Dr May McCreaddie joined FCHS in September 2015 as an Associate Professor.She is a nurse and academic from Scotland, UK with over 30 years’ experience.May has held academic posts at the Universities’ of Edinburgh, Lancaster and latterly, Stirling.She is an award winning nurse (Most Inspiring Lecturer University of Stirling 2014, shortlisted Times Higher Education most innovative lecturer 2014, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award SGNA 2012, Robert Tiffany International Award 2001).May has obtained and led numerous research grants and has over 40 publications.Her main area of interest is authentic interactions, specifically healthcare interactions and humour in healthcare interactions.She is currently analyzing and publishing from a data corpus of ‘healthcare complaints’ with Dr Bethan Benwell – a colleague in English Studies from the University of Stirling, UK.


Teri Mason, MSc, PGDip, PG Cert, BSc (Hons), HCPC, MCSP, HAAD registered. Fellow of Institute of Leadership and Management
Rehabilitation Manager
Mafraq Hospital

Teri has been employed as the Rehabilitation Manager at Mafraq Hospital, which is a Level 1 Trauma Hospital for the last 4 years. She manages a team of 32, comprising of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Pathologists. Prior to this move to the UAE, she was a Major in the British Army, where she served for 17 years.

During Teri’s career she has had numerous clinical and managerial appointments and served on Operations in Afghanistan and Bosnia. Teri was the Executive Officer at the world renowned Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, in England, responsible for the day to day running of the Unit. Teri is living in the UAE with her husband and 2 children aged 7 and 10 years. Her main hobby is riding horses and Teri also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy.



Suzanne Robertson-Malt, BHSc, PhD
Clinical Director, Education, Magnet, EBP/Research
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Dr Suzanne Robertson-Malt is the Director of Clinical Education, Magnet & EBP with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Dr Robertson-Malt has extensive experience in clinical practice in Australia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and North America. She is the recipient of the faculty medal for her undergraduate studies and a PhD Scholarship funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council. Dr Robertson-Malt’s passion is working with healthcare professional in supporting them to ask questions about their practice in a effort to provide safe and effective care. She is the recipient of competitive research grants from a number of internationally renowned organisations such as the World Health Organisation and the King Faisal Medical & Research Centre. In the specialty field of Cardiothoracic care Dr Robertson-Malt established the first nurse led/ advanced practice clinics in Saudi Arabia and introduced the first system of shared governance as Programme Director for the King Faisal Heart Institute.