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Najwan Saaed Al-Roubaiy
I came to Sweden as a fifteen year old boy with my parents and brother in 1993 as refugees from Iraq. After becoming a Swedish citizen I moved to England and did a BSc in psychology at the University of East London, an MSc in counselling psychology at the London Metropolitan University, and then moved back to Sweden and further trained towards becoming a licensed psychologist - which I did in December 2007. Since then I had worked in Sweden in several different clinical settings, yet often found myself doing my best work in mental health settings in which the main client group was refugees. In 2009 I enrolled as a part-time PhD student at the University of Leicester yet continued to work in Sweden as a licensed psychologist working mostly with refugee clients in different counselling and psychotherapy settings (psychiatric departments, social services, Red Cross, etc.). I earned my PhD from the University of Leicester in January 2014 and have since then continued to work in sweden - currently at the Swedish Red Cross treatment Center for war-related and torture injuries in Malmö.