Hetaf Alammar

Summary: Hetaf Alammar is a postgraduate research student who is developing a programme called the "Good Night Project: Behavioural Sleep Interventions for Children with ADHD: A Randomised Controlled Trial"

Location: Psychology

Overview

Hetaf is particularly interested in working with children in many different areas of child development. In 2006 and when she was in her final semester (level 8) at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, she decided to complete her internship in an orphanage. She developed a strong interest in working with school-aged children who have behavioural disorders. Therefore, after her graduation from the Psychology Department at King Saud University, she started working as a psychologist with children who have neuro-developmental disorders and their families. She remained at the Human Development Centre in Riyadh for five years, from 2007-2012. During that time, she was also studying for a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology at King Saud University. Her Master's thesis focused on developing a social skills programme for children with ADHD. In 2012, she moved to the city of Shaqra to be a lecturer in the Psychology Department at Shaqra University. Hetaf is currently on a scholarship to do a PhD in psychology at the University of Leeds over three years, from 2014-2017, under the supervision of Dr Anna Weighall, Dr Ian Kellar and Dr Hannah Nash.

Hetaf has completed the following researches:

-A systematic review and meta-analysis of behaviour change interventions that address sleep difficulties in children with neuro-developmental disorders

-Behavioural sleep interventions that can be used for Saudi children with ADHD: A Delphi study

She is currently working on a project called the "Good Night Project: Behavioural Sleep Interventions for Children with ADHD: A Randomised Controlled trial in Saudi Arabia".