Khulood Kayed Shattnawi is an assistant professor in paediatric and neonatal nursing in the faculty of nursing at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). She received a BS in nursing from JUST, a MS in neonatal nursing from University of Windsor/ Canada in 2001 and a PhD degree from Anglia Ruskin University, UK in 2014. Dr Shattnawi has been teaching various subjects of nursing for more than 20 years. She has held a variety of positions, including staff nurse, clinical educator, and chairperson for the maternal and child health department at the faculty of nursing/ JUST. Dr Shattnawi’ research interests are neonatal nursing with a focus on kangaroo care approach, breastfeeding preterm infants, and issues related to paediatric and adolescent health.