Dr Al Zoubi attained his BSc degree in physiotherapy from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) and professional MSc degree from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He earned his research-based MSc and PhD degrees in rehabilitation with a major in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and a minor in low back pain from McGill University. He later completed postdoctoral training in measurement and knowledge translation in evidence-based practice at McGill University. Dr Al Zoubi taught in the professional Master in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programmes as well as in the graduate rehabilitation sciences programme at McGill University. He worked as a licensed physiotherapist in Jordan and Canada for several years, focusing on musculoskeletal and geriatric conditions.
Dr Al Zoubi’s research focuses on implementing clinical practice guideline recommendations and best practices to improve patient care and health outcomes, developing innovative outcome measures for lumbar spine mobility, developing a robust measurement approach for constructs around evidence-based practice using modern measurement theory, bridging the evidence-to-practice gaps in rehabilitation practices based on theoretical approaches, and understanding the health indicators for people with back pain and older adults. He is an expert in methodologies of knowledge synthesis such as scoping reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and clinical practice guidelines. Furthermore, he has a wide expertise in measurement, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and large database analyses.
Dr Al Zoubi has received numerous academic awards, fellowships, and grants from several research agencies such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR), and Richard and Edith Strauss Foundation of Canada. His research has been published in recognized peer-reviewed international journals such as Implementation Science, BMC Health Services Research, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, Clinical Rehabilitation, and Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
Education and Academic Qualifications
- Bachelor of Physical Therapy, Jordan University of Science and Technology
- Master of Science in Physical Therapy, New York Institute of Technology
- Master of Science, McGill University
- Doctor of Philosophy, McGill University