Dr Fadi Baghdadi is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Swansea University's Medical School. His research adopts the principles of Participatory Action Research (PAR) to strengthen child protection systems in North Africa. He also manages the NIHR funded study "BE SURE," exploring ethnic minorities' emergency care service use for injuries compared to that of white British patients in the United Kingdom.
Dr Baghdadi was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney, focusing on migration and settlement experiences within a Lebanese community in Australia. During this time, he also taught 58 modules across 25 courses at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney. Following his doctoral studies, Dr Baghdadi gained practical experience supporting NGOs in Taroudant, Southern Morocco, working on child safeguarding projects funded by the EU, UN, UNICEF, and other INGOs.
Dr Baghdadi currently collaborates with researchers and third sector organisations working in child health and safeguarding in Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, and the UK as well as other key international experts. His research aims to support local stakeholders develop interventions to reduce child maltreatment and institutionalisation.