Short CV

Dr. Aurela Saliaj (Dean of the Faculty of Health) is an Associate Professor at Health Care Department at University of Vlora, ‘Ismail Qemali’, Albania.

She is graduated (1998) as a physician in General Medicine, at Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Tirana. She has completed the postgraduate study as a resident in Paediatrics (2000-2004), an Executive Master degree in Paediatrics (2005-2006), and Ph.D. in Paediatric Department (2010-2015) in University Hospital Center QSUT ‘Mother Thereza’ Tirana. Her Ph.D. thesis was on “Psychomotor development among preschoolers in Vlora region”.  She was awarded with the academic title Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health at the Medical University of Tirana in 2016.

Since 2004, she is a lecturer of courses of Pediatrics and Research Methodology in Health at the University of Vlora. As the Dean of the Faculty of Health since 2011, Dr. Aurela Saliaj has an important education and experience in high institution’s managing and social work as well.

Asoc.Prof. Aurela Saliaj is interested in fields of research: Education, Pediatrics and Public Health. Her present research focuses on searching for the impact of hospitalization on children psychomotor and socio-emotional development.


Research Topic:

,,The challenges of online education in a pandemic environment”.


Research Advisor:

Dr. Elena Hunt, Laurentian University, Canada

Dr. Magdalena Pilar Andrés, University of Almeria, Spain


Host University:

University of  Almeria