Associate Research Fellow
Palestinian Territory
Research Interests 

Climate Change 
environmental health 
public health 
transboundary water 
social science-environmental health collaboration 
community-based participatory research



PhD in Environmental Management, University Sains Malaysia
Master of Public Health/Environmental Health, Al Quds University, Palestine


Biographical Statement 

Amal Sarsour is an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS since 1 September 2022 for a period of two years.  She was a Visiting Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS from 15 September 2021 until 14 April 2022. During this period, she worked on various research papers (under publication) focusing on the effects of climate change from various disciplines and issues.

Some of her research for UNU-CRIS “Health risks and needs of climate migrants: A scoping review. Building a research agenda for the nexus of climate change, migration and health: using expert opinion to navigate complex systems. Climate Change's Impact on Mental Health: Preparedness and Policy Interventions to Support the Affected Individuals and Communities. Options and Strategies for Planning Water and Climate Security in the Palestinian Region Climate Change and Diarrhoeal Disease Burdens in the Gaza Strip, Palestine: Health Impacts of 1.5 ◦C and 2 ◦C Global Warming Scenarios.

Amal has been working part-time voluntary in the department of public health and primary care – at KU Leuven- Centre for Environment and Health from August 2019- 31 December 2021. Amal's research Environment and public health. She is studying the changes in the microbiome among newly arrived migrants (from developing countries) in Belgium.

Also, she is a member of the steering committee of International Thematic Network CliMigHealth at Gent University from November 2020 until to present.

Previously, Amal Sarsour held academic positions and was a supervisor for Master Students in the field of environment and public health at the University of Al Azhar University and the University of Al Quds-Palestine. Additionally, she worked as a freelance research consultant and training specialist with different national and international organisations work in Palestine. She coordinated and participated in important projects and activities related to the environment and public-health among the Palestinian community.