Dina Abudawood is a PhD student at the Department of International Development. Her research focuses on the evaluation of public health programs targeting the prevention of type II diabetes, aimed at adolescents in the Middle East.
Dina completed a BSc in International Business Management at King’s College London in 2013, and an MSc in International Healthcare Management at Imperial College London in 2014. Her MSc dissertation focused on the prevalence of type II diabetes in Saudi Arabia, discussing possible governmental interventions, and evaluating the most promising approaches.
Her research interests include global health policy, evaluation of public health interventions, the use of behavioural economics in public health policy, and public healthcare service development in the Middle East.
Thesis title: 'Critically analyse how the activities and events aimed at adolescents on World Diabetes Day targeting type II diabetes mellitus prevention are implemented in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Dubai, United Arab Emirates'
The main objective of the research is to investigate how public health activities and events held on World Diabetes Day are implemented and how they target the prevention of type II diabetes in adolescents within specific areas in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. In order to study the phenomena, the research will employ a qualitative case study methodology to explore major themes and experiences.