In 2014, Dr. Nour El-Bashiti graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Florida and started working with a program funded by USAID aimed at establishing a speech clinic at the Za’tari camp north of Jordan to help the Syrian refugees in need for these services.
In 2015, she accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Jordan. This position has provided her with the opportunity to continue delivering services in three dimensions: research, clinical and academic. It is her long-term goal to initiate the establishment of a Regional Craniofacial Center, to provide services on a regional level for individuals with craniofacial anomalies.
Her research interests include craniofacial anomalies, cleft palate speech, acoustic-perceptual study of hypernasality, cleft palate speech assessment and intervention programs, and effect of voice disorders on hypernasality perception. Over the years she has taught courses related to cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies, acoustics of speech, voice disorders, swallowing disorders, introduction to speech disorders, speech anatomy and physiology, and a clinical practicum.