Dr Abu-Arafeh is a Consultant in Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.
Dr Abu-Arafeh trained at the University of Jordan and had postgraduate training in paediatrics and paediatric neurology in Cardiff and Aberdeen. After Clinical Research fellowship, he had MD from the University of Aberdeen on his work on Headache and migraine in schoolchildren in 1996. He runs the paediatric headache service at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow since 1996.
Dr Abu-Arafeh chaired the Child and Adolescent Standing Committee, International Headache Society 2013-2021 and is the Past chairman of paediatric committee, British Association for the study of Headache. He was a member, NICE guidelines Update CG150 “Headache in adults and children over 12 years” 2015. He is a member of the BPNA’s Childhood Headache Teaching Course development and steering groups and a Medical advisor, Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome Association (CVSA-UK), 1995-
Dr Abu-Arafeh is the Editor of “Childhood Headache” 1st edition 2002 and 2nd edition 2013, Co-editor of “Headache in children and adolescents: case-based approach”, 2016 and “Clinical and Pathophysiological Peculiarities of Headache in Children and Adolescents”, 2020