Aala is an independent consultant specialising in humanitarian family programme development and project development, implementation and evaluation. Examples of consultancies she is involved in:

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Aala is involved in currently involved in a number of consultancy activities with the UNODC that integrate her role of developing, providing training and evaluating a number of resources that provide Psychological First Aid for families in conflict and low resource settings such as Afghanistan, Serbia, Palestine and Lebanon. Two such projects are:

Enhancing a child recovery programme with family skills training – Lebanon

Testing the feasibility and effectiveness of a parenting conversation group and booklet – Palestine

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Aala has worked as a consultant for Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Culture and International Mental Health Research Group. She worked with Professor Nusrat Husain in assisting the Trust towards the service development and integration of mental health services among Ethnic minority groups.

Médecins sans frontières

Aala is involved in leading the research project set up and implementation of a Randomised Controlled Trial of the Teaching Recovery Techniques + Parenting programem which will be implemented with Syrian refugee families in Northern Jordan.