Talal Abdel Karim Al-Qdah
Associate Professor

​Talal Abdel Karim Al-Qdah is currently an Associate Professor at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He was the Head of social work department at the University of Jordan and the Director of Community Development Center at the University and has been so since the completion of  his PhD Degree in Sociology at University of Jordan in 2013 and his Master's Degree in Social Work at McGill University in 2002 and his Master degree in Advocacy in 2010 .  In addition to his role as the Centre Director, Al-Qdah is an Associated Professor in the Social Work department at Jordan University, teaching Masters and BA levels.

Prior to joining the McGill Middle East Program for civil society and peace building, Dr Talal spent 20 years working in the field of social development.  His experience with the Ministry of Social Development has encompassed fieldwork, training and even the managerial side of social development.

Research Interests

Social polices, Refugees, Empowerment and advocacy, Family issues, Medical social work, Community organizing 

Teaching interests

Introduction to social work, community organization, community development and human rights, social theories, Empowerment and Advocacy in social work, Professional intervention in social work, Social Policy and Planning. 

Taught courses

Community organizing, Human rights and advocacy in social work, Introduction to social work, Medical social work, Policy and planning in social work, Research methods, Social work and volunteerism, Youth and social work, Field placement training.


Advanced research in social work, Community organizing, Social work polices and planning, Social work theories, Social work with displacement and refugees. 

​- Abu Ghaboush, Reham, Olimat, Hmoud , and Alqdah, Talal. (2021). The characteristics of divorcees and their relationships before divorce: A study on a sample of divorcees in Jordan. Dirasat Wa Abhath (The Arabian Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences) 13 (1): 293-311.

- Abu Ghaboush, Reham, Alqdah Talal, and Jomah Wafa (2020). The Impact of Divorce on Children Living Conditions and Behaviors: A study on a Sample of Divorcees in Jordan, Journal of Social Sciences, 9 (4):1531-1542.

- Alsamhori, Maha, Domi, Mahmoud, Sein, Maha, Alqdah ,Talal (2020). Al-Farabi between Philosophy and Religion and the Influence by Plotinus, Journal of Social Sciences, 9 (4):1358-1371.

- Anabtawi, Manal, Alqdah, Talal , Zain Alabdeen, Fatima  (2018).The Social Factors Affecting the Selection of Academic Specialization and its Impact on the Attitudes of University Students Towards their Specialization, Journal of Social Sciences 27(2): 240-262.

- Alqdah, Talal, Zain Alabdeen Fatimah, Alenzi, Sultan, and Anabtawi, Manal. (2019). The social factors affecting the selection of academic specialization and its impact on the attitudes of university students towards their specialization.(Islamic University of Gaza) IUG Journal of Humanities Research, 72 (27): 742-262.

- Alqdah, Talal (2018).Medical Social Worker Role in Human Organ Donation Awareness From Doctors Point of View, Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences, 46(4): 304-319.

- Alqdah, Talal,  Anabtawi, Manal (2018).The Impact of The Characteristics of Social Networking Sites on Different Values among Young People in the Society of Jordan, Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 7 (3): 172-186.

- Alqdah, Talal, Marie Lacroix (2017).Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Social workers use a Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) Methodology for Needs Assessment, Human Rights and Community Development, International Social Work 60 (3): 614-627.

- Alqdah, Talal and Zubaidi, Fatimah (2014). "Familial, Social, and Legal Difficulties Facing Disabled People in Jordan." (Mut'ah lil Buhuth wad-Dirasat Journal, Humanities and Social Science Series .29 (6): 9-20.  

- Alqdah, Talal and Lacroix, Maria. (2011).Iraqi refugees in Jordan: Lessons for practice with refugees globally, International Social Work, 54 (4): 521-534.

- Lacroix, Maria, Alqdah, Talal (2012).Iraqi refugees in Jordan: Lessons for practice with refugees internationally ,European Journal of Social Work 15 (2): 223-239. 

Email: talqdah@dohainstitute.edu.qa 

Tel: +974 40356816

Mail Address

Talal Al-Qdah

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

School of Social Sciences and Humanities 

P.O.Box: 200592 

Doha, Qatar