Rania Mansour
Assistant Professor

Dr. Mansour has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and two Masters in Social Work and Community Development. 

Her work experiences include being the Chair of the social work department at the Faculty of Public Health at the Lebanese University, also working as a part-time Professor at Haigazian University and Modern University for Business and Science in Beirut in addition to coordinating the social work program at National Institution of Social Care and Vocational training in Lebanon. 

She has great experience in capacity building as a Lead Trainer in Smart Centre in Lebanon. In addition to her expertise in social work in education, Refugees issue, and in International Academic Cooperation of Social Work.

Research Interests

Social work education, practitioners’ ethics, Human behavior, health, and social work, Crisis intervention, and refugee issues.

Taught courses 

Social Policies 

Social policies: analysis and practice

Foundation of Community Development

Advanced Community Organizing

Human Development 

Human Behavior and the social environment

Field Practice 1

Field Practice 2

Field Practice 3

Al Sabbah, H., Assaf, E. A., Taha, Z., Qasrawi, R., Cheikh Ismail, L., Al Dhaheri, A. S. Hoteit,M., Al-Jawaldeh,A., Tayyem,R., Bawadi,H., AlKhalaf,M., Bookari,K., Kamel,I., Dashti, S., Allehdan,S., Waly,M., Abu Al-Halawa,D., Mansour,R., Ibrahim, M., Al-Mannai,M., Survey Group*, O. B. O. T. R. C. C. (2022). Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on smoking (waterpipe and cigarette) and participants' BMI across various sociodemographic groups in Arab countries in the Mediterranean Region. Tobacco Induced Diseases, 20(November), 98. https://doi.org/10.18332/tid/155007


Nawyn, S., Karaoğlu, E., Gasteyer, S., Mansour, R., Ghassani, A., & Marquart-Pyatt, S. (2022). Resilience to Nested Crises: The Effects of the Beirut Explosion on COVID-19 Safety Protocol Adherence During Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees. Frontiers in public health, 10, 870158. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.870158


Cecil, D. P., Hagues, R. J., Mansour, R., Ghanem, A., & Robbins, D. E. (2022). The lived experiences of social workers working with refugees in Lebanon. Journal of Social Work, 22(2), 518–538. https://doi.org/10.1177/14680173211008372


Nawyn, Stephanie J., Ezgi Karaoğlu, Stephen P. Gasteyer,Adnan Hammad, Mahmoud Durid, Ali Ghassani, Rania Mansour, and Ayat Nashwan ELRHA, Michigan State University (May 2021). “Protecting Refugees from COVID-19: Identifying Barriers to Safer Practices during Humanitarian Assistance in Turkey,Jordan, and Lebanon.” Minimizing COVID-19 Spread in Refugee Humanitarian Settings Comprehensive Report. https://reliefweb.int/report/turkey/protecting-refugees-covid-19-identifying-barriers-safer-practices-during-humanitarian.


Rachel Hagues, David Cecil, Aimee Ghanem, Rania Mansour & David Robbins (2021) Refugee social work in Lebanon: does the faith of the social worker provide support?, Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, DOI: 10.1080/15426432.2021.1886621

​Email: Rania.mansour@dohainstitute.edu.qa

Mail Address

Rania Mansour 

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

School of Social Sciences and Humanities 

P.O.Box: 200592 

Doha, Qatar