Dr. Zeina Jamal is a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Global Health from the Institute of Global Health and Development at Queen Margaret University, United Kingdom. She has extensive expertise and practical understanding in conducting research in humanitarian and conflict-affected settings. Her doctoral research was conducted under the umbrella of the NIHR-UK-funded Research Unit on Health in Fragile Situations (RUHF) and focused on the impact of social determinants of health on the health outcomes of the Gaza population amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Jamal worked at the Institute for Global Health and Development on a variety of research projects commissioned by international organisations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The most recent project was commissioned by the WHO to evaluate its Special Initiative for Mental Health in the Philippines and Jordan. Collaborating with eminent scholars in the domain of global health, she has amassed an extensive body of research pertaining to enhancing the resilience of health systems during wars and humanitarian crises, evaluating the provision of health services, and enhancing the health of populations residing in fragile states amidst crises and deteriorating humanitarian conditions.