Al-Shaalan is Dean of Scientific Research at Princess NouraBintAbdulrahman University in Riyadh and the Psychology Agency at the University. She is also Director of the Social Guidance and Student Counseling Department at the University.
She initiatedpsychological counseling through internet at Princess Noura University. She regularly writes in the journal of the Saudi Research and Marketing Company.
She is a PhD holder in philosophy and psychology from Princess Nora University and is a member of a number of Saudi and international associations related to educational and psychological sciences such as the Saudi Society for Educational and Psychological Sciences, the American Psychological Counseling Association and the Canadian Psychological Association. Her research has been honored with several awards and certificates from international universities.