Prof. Sami Abdulkawi

Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Before joining the NRC in 2011, Professor Sami A Ahmed has previously worked in both academic as well as clinical settings. For example, he was the lead (Head) psychologist at the National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, KSA. As an academician, he is a professor of clinical psychology at Ain Shams University in Egypt and worked as a professor teaching varied psychological courses in the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). After a long journey that culminated in his awards in publishing and as a physician specializing in Psychiatry, he decided to incorporate his academic aspiration by obtaining a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Ain Shams, Cairo, Egypt. He wrote extensively in physiology, psychopharmacology, Neuropsychology, three areas that of which he became a reference of note. He published numerous books that received critical acclaim and are the preferred textbooks for graduate and undergraduate students of both psychology and Psychiatry. As a recognition of his outstanding efforts he was awarded the prestigious State Award ( Jaeyzat Al -Dawla)- in his home country of Egypt in 1994, for his book in Psychophysiology. He commenced his academic journey at Ain Shams University in Cairo, with two Bachelor’s Degrees in medicine & surgery (1979), and in psychology (1984). He continued his higher education and got two Master’s Degrees in Clinical Psychology and in Neurology & Psychiatry from the same university in 1986. Three years later, he completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (1989).