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Aliyah Mawji

Degrees: R.N., B.N., MPH, Ph.D.

Phone: (403) 440-8631
E-mail: amawji@mtroyal.ca
 

AREAS OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

• Global Health (taking a community development perspective)
• Community Health Theory and Practice
• Population/Public Health
• Epidemiology

TEACHING

Aliyah uses a variety of techniques in the classroom. She enjoys using exemplars from her practice in global health in the international setting. Most noteworthy is her introduction to the use of simulation in community health theory classes as method to solidify the determinants of health from the individual and community lenses. Aliyah is passionate about global health issues and enjoys exploring global health issues at the individual, community, and population levels with students. These issues are discussed in the form of current evidence, media coverage and cultural values and beliefs. Aliyah’s goal is to widen the lens of students with respect to such issues and broaden student perspectives.

Prior to teaching at the School of Nursing at Mount Royal University, Aliyah was an Instructor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. She developed a Global Health Program where she took 18 students to Tanzania in 2010 to study community health within the developing country context.

SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH

Aliyah’s research interests include:
• global health
• maternal-child health within the context of the community
• women’s health
• health care as it relates to immigrant population groups with varying cultural backgrounds
• Student engagement in learning

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Mawji, A., Robinson Vollman, A., Hatfield, J. Sauve, R. & McNeil, D. (PhD research). Plagiocephaly in Calgary Alberta Canada: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Follow Up.

Mawji, A., Lind, C., Loewen, S., Thompson-Ishwerwood, R., &Underwood, M. (In progress).The Impact of an International Practice Setting on Nursing Student Learning.

Rutherford, G., Lind, C., Mawji, A., Morrison, C. & Semenyna, L. (August 2009 – May 2010). Investigating the use of student - teacher advisory groups (STAG) to increase student engagement in learning in large classes.

PUBLICATIONS
Book Chapters

Lind, C., Loewen, S., & Mawji, A. (2012). Health promotion. In N. Harder, & C. Twomey (Eds.), Health & physical assessment in nursing (Canadian Ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Huynh, T., Nicolaou, N. & Mawji, A. (2012). Promoting the health of pregnant women. In A. Vollman. Canadian Community as Partner (3rd Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Huynh, T., Nicolaou, N. & Mawji, A. Promoting the health of pregnant women. In A. Vollman, E. T. Anderson and J. McFarlane (2008). Canadian Community as Partner (2nd Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Technical Report

Church, J., Triska, O., Rondeau, K., Wilson, D., Wagner, P. S., McKim, B., Lafleur, R., Gibbons, K., Marko, J., Chapman, M., Mawji, A. & Lafleur, D., “Citizen Participation Partnership Project”. Technical Report 06-001. Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, May 2006.

Letter to the Editor

Lind, C., Lind-Kosten, M., Davidson, K., Mawji, A. & Rogers, C. (2010). University of Calgary Update (letter to the editor). Canadian Nurse, 106 (9). 4-5.
PRESENTATIONS (INVITED)

Lind, C. Mawji, A. & Loewen, S. Health promotion with individuals: Addressing the bigger picture. Pearson Nursing Leadership Forum. November 13, 2010. Toronto, Ontario.

Mawji, A. Nursing: A Versatile Career Option. Science Discovery Day, Panel Presentation for high school students, University of Calgary, October 2010.

Mawji, A. (June 2009). Global Health Program in Tanzania, Spring 2010. International Center Group Study Committee, University of Calgary.

Loewen, S. & Mawji, A. (June 2009). Inquiry and Blended Learning Approaches in the Redesign of Community Health Courses. Fourth International Blended Learning Conference: "Engaging Students in the Curriculum”, University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Mawji, A., (March 2009). Nursing Internationally in the Community Health Context. Undergraduate Nursing Society Nursing week, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary.

Mawji, A. Igniting the Spark: Helping People Help Themselves. Science Discovery Day, Seminar for 30 high school students, interested in a career in Nursing, University of Calgary, October 2008.

Mawji, A. “Making Health Promotion a Key Role of Communities and Civil Society”. World Health Organization Technical Meeting on Developing Benchmarks for Reporting Progress on the Implementation of The Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion in a Globalized World, Muscat, Oman, September 18, 2006.

Mawji, A. “Nurses’ Role in Health Promotion”. 1st Multidisciplinary International Scientific Conference, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya, September 5, 2006.

PRESENTATIONS (other)

Mawji, A., Lind, C., & Morgan, P. (2011). The Magic of Imogene. International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning. Orlando, Florida, June 16 – 19, 2011. Podium presentation.

Loewen, S., Mawji, A., Lind, C., Thompson-Isherwood, R., Dyjur, P. & Kelly P. From Launch Pad to Practice: Effective Ways to Engage Nursing Students in Health Promotion. Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WRCASN) Conference, Vancouver, February, 17 – 19, 2011. Oral presentation.

Rutherford, G., Lind, C., Mawji, A., Morrison, C. & Semenyna, L. (March 2010).
The Experience of Using Student Teacher Advisory Groups (STAGs) to Increase Student Engagement in Learning in Large Classes. 2nd Annual Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching/Learning Scholarship Day, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. March 25, 2010. Poster presentation.

Rutherford, G., Lind, C., Mawji, A., Morrison, C. & Lloy Semenyna. The Experience of Using Student Teacher Advisory Groups to Increase Student Engagement in Learning in Large Classes. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing 6th Nurse Educator's Conference: Traditions and Transitions: The evolving Legacy of Nursing Education Scholarship. May 3 – 6, 2010. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Oral Presentation.

Loewen, S., Mawji, A., Lind, C., Thompson-Isherwood, R., Donnelly, T., Dyjur, P. & Kelly, P. (February 2009). Redesign of Community Health Courses: Creating Meaningful Experiences, Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WRCASN) Conference, Calgary, 2009 February. Poster presentation.

Mawji, A., Vollman, A. & Hatfield, J. (2008). Cranial Vault Modification as a Cultural Practice: Implications for Providing Culturally Competent Health Care. Canadian Student Health Research Forum, Winnipeg Manitoba. Poster presentation.

Mawji, A. “Health Situation Analysis in East Africa”. Aga Khan Development Network Health Strategy Workshop, Mombasa, Kenya, May 30, 2005. Oral Presentation.

Wagner, S. and Mawji, A. “People participating in health care services decisions...” Nursing 2003 Leadership Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, February 11, 2003. Oral Presentation.

GRANTS

Mawji, A., Premji, S. Campus Alberta Grants for International Learning (CAGFIL) was received in the sum of $13,500 to subsidize student costs for the Global Health Program in Tanzania May 2012.

Mawji, A., Premji, S., Davidson, K. Teaching and Learning Grant of $5000.00 was received for the re-design of the Tanzania Group Study Program, with a focus on maternal, infant, and child health, in June 2011.

Mawji, A., Hatfield, J., Graham, J. Campus Alberta Grants for International Learning (CAGFIL) was received in the sum of $18,000 to subsidize student costs for the Global Health Program in Tanzania May 2010.

Loewen, S., Mawji, A., Lind, C., Isherwood-Thompson, R. & Donnelly T. Teaching and Learning Grant of $35, 000 was received from the University of Calgary Provosts Office to redesign the Nursing 401 (Community Health Theory) and Nursing 402 (Community Health Practice). The Faculty of Nursing provided $10,000 in matched funds. April 2008.

Graduate Sciences Education, Faculty of Medicine Scholarship $9500, University of Calgary, 2009 - 2011.