Dr. Nadia Badrawi is a pioneer in the Pediatrics field, and a leader in Quality Assurance in education. Dr. Badrawi graduated from medical school in 1969 and was awarded her doctorate degree in 1974 from the Faculty of Medicine Cairo University. Dr. Nadia had traveled to France for training in the field of neonatology followed by a course in breast-feeding in USA. She has worked as a resident, lecturer, assistant professor, professor and professor emeritus at the Pediatrics Department of Cairo University from 1974 until today. She became the head of the Neonatal division in 1997 and was the chairperson of the Pediatrics Department, Cairo University in 2006.
Dr. Badrawy is the Chair of the Board of Nile Badrawi Hospital. She has been running her own private clinic since 1974. She founded the Egyptian Association of Neonatology in 1997, the first association of Neonatology in Egypt.
Dr. Badrawi has been a Board Member of the National Medical Sector Committee of the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities for Planning and Development of Medical Education in Egypt at a national level since 2007 until today. She also chaired the portfolio evaluation committee responsible for awarding the title of Pediatrics Professor and Assistant Professor at a national level from 2001 to 2008.
Dr. Badrawi was the main author of two published pediatrics and four Quality Assurance books. Furthermore, she has also published more than 80 papers in national and international journals. She has chaired many scientific conferences at a national, regional and international level in which she had occasionally been a keynote speaker. Dr. Badrawi is also on the board of national, Arab, and international journals in the field of neonatology and quality assurance in higher education.
At the international level, Dr. Badrawi is an expert in Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education, being a board member of the global Pediatrics consortium. Dr. Badrawi is a consultant for the World Bank, UNESCO, USAID, the European Union, the British Council, and the DAAD. She was an elected Board Member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) for three terms from 2006 to 2010. She is the president of the Arab network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ANQAHE). She disseminated the culture of Quality Assurance in Higher Education at a national and regional level.