Meet our Team

Our expert educational practitioners are from the University of Birmingham’s highly acclaimed School of Education whose programmes have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted (UK). 

 

Noshaba Anbreen

Noshaba Anbreen

Noshaba is a lecturer in Science Education and has taught Science in the UK and Internationally for 9 years, including in the Gulf, where she has held leadership positions on a pastoral, subject and department level. When she is not lecturing, Noshaba carries out Youth Mentoring projects within Birmingham.
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Sarah BensonSarah Benson

Sarah is a Lecturer of Inclusion and Special Education Needs. Sarah's ongoing research is into inclusion practices of Jordanian teachers, and the policies of the wider Middle East and North Africa region. 

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Karen Brodie

Karen is a Primary Education Lecturer and has worked in the education sector in the UAE as a teacher trainer, for many years. A qualified and experienced practitioner, with extensive Primary teaching practice, Karen is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.
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Mary O'Connor

Mary is a Lecturer in Mathematics Education and has held leadership positions in UK schools for over 15 years. Mary has also taught overseas at a Leading International School in the Middle East.
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Anne RaynorDr Anne Raynor

Anne is an experienced educationalist and has been a senior leader in several secondary schools, as well as Head teacher of a number of SEN schools and a school’s inspector. Anne has a particular interest in inclusive education policy in the Middle East.
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Sanam Yaqub

Sanam is an experienced teaching practitioner and accredited Executive Coach and Mentor. Having been in the UAE for over 10 years, Sanam has a wealth of experience working in UAE and UK schools in a leadership role with a focus on raising attainment and aspiration for positive student outcomes.
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