Publications, Books & Awards


El-Khani, A., Cartwright, K., Redmond, A. D., & Calam, R. (2016). Daily bread: a novel vehicle for dissemination and evaluation of psychological first aid for families exposed to armed conflict in Syria. Global Mental Health.

El-Khani, A., & Calam, R. (2016). Giving families a chance of peace in war. British Psychological Society, 108-113. Publication link: 85a659f9-db00-48ee-a8ea-4a4f3c0c90b2

El-Khani, A., Ulph, F., Peters, S., & Calam, R. (2016). Syria: the challenges of parenting in refugee situations of immediate displacement. Intervention,14(2), 99-113.

El-Khani, A., Ulph, F., Peters, S., & Calam, R. (2016). Syria: Coping mechanisms utilised by refugee parents caring for their children in preresettlement situation. Intervention, Nov 2016.

El-Khani, A., Ulph, F., & Calam, R. (2017). Syria: Refugee parents’ needs and experiences of parenting information in refugee camps. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. Accepted, expected Feb 2017

Cartwright, K., El-Khani, A., Subryan, A., & Calam, R. (2015). Establishing the feasibility of assessing the mental health of children displaced by the Syrian conflict. Global Mental Health, 2, e8.

El-Khani, A., Ulph, F., Redmond, A. D., & Calam, R. (2013). Ethical issues in research into conflict and displacement. The Lancet, 382(9894), 764-765.

El-Khani, A., Cartwright, K., Ang, C., Henshaw, E., Tanveer, M., & Calam, R. (2017). Testing the feasibility and acceptability of delivering a child mental health recovery programme enhanced with parenting sessions for families displaced by the Syrian conflict (Submitted).


Book chapters

Changing children’s lives through competent parenting: A comprehensive guide to population change.

Chapter title: The role of values and religious beliefs in positive parenting (El-Khani & Calam) Oxford University Press (In press)

Responses to Children’s Mental Health Needs after Major Disasters, an International Perspective.

Chapter title: Promoting Mental Health Strategies for Children and their Caregivers amidst the Conflict in Syria (El-Khani & Calam) Springer Publishing (In press)


Manchester Doctoral College Award, The University of Manchester, UK. Feb 2016

Susan Fielder Memorial Prize for outstanding academic achievement (Doctoral Thesis), The University of Manchester. Dec 2015

Making a Difference Awards for Social Responsibility, The University of Manchester, UK. June 2015