Saudi Arabia appointed new government officials on Saturday, including Dr. Inas bint Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Issa, who was named director of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University.
Al-Issa holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical therapy, and a Ph.D. in anatomy and neuroscience from Dalhousie University in Canada. She has served in several important positions, including dean of the Department of Science and Medical Studies for female students at King Saud University in Riyadh.
She has also been a member of several committees and boards, including vice dean of the College of Nursing, as well as vice dean and dean of the departments of science and medical studies. Al-Issa is a faculty member of the College of Applied Medical Sciences and served as an adviser to the office of the director of King Saud University. She worked as a part-time consultant at the Rehabilitation Hospital in King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh.
Al-Issa also chaired the research committee at the Saudi Physical Therapy Association and is on the board of directors of the association. She received a scientific excellence award in the field of health care research from Harvard University after her research was published in Spine Journal in 2006. She is the daughter of the late television presenter Suleiman Al-Issa.