Academic staff

The University of Birmingham Dubai has a team of highly qualified Academics, each a specialist in their respective field.

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Provost

Professor Yusra Mouzughi

Professor Yusra Mouzughi

Provost

As the Provost of University of Birmingham Dubai, Professor Mouzughi leads the academic vision and strategy of the first global top 100 and UK Russell Group university to establish a campus in Dubai. With over 20 years of experience in the higher education sector she has a passion for providing quality and relevant education that meets the needs of the diverse and dynamic UAE and regional markets.

Academic staff

Dr Adel Abdel-Wahab

Dr Adel Abdel-Wahab

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Dubai Campus

Dr Adel Abdel-Wahab is an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering.

Dr Abdel-Wahab was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University, UK, in 2011. His research interests span a broad range of areas in mechanical engineering and focus largely on experimental studies and numerical simulations of the ...

Telephone
+971(0) 4 249 2355
Email
a.a.m.abdelwahab@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ruchit Agrawal

Dr Ruchit Agrawal

Assistant Professor

School of Computer Science

Dr Ruchit Agrawal is an Assistant Professor and Head of CS Outreach at the University of Birmingham Dubai. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Oxford, where he worked on Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare. He received his PhD in Computer Science under the prestigious Marie-Curie scholarship from the Queen Mary University of London. Dr Agrawal is an ...

Email
r.r.agrawal@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mahmoud Alajaty

Dr Mahmoud Alajaty

Assistant Professor in Strategy and International Business

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Dr Mahmoud Alajaty is an Assistant Professor in Strategy and International Business in the Department of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and specialises in teaching topics related to Strategic Management and International Business.

Email
m.alajaty@bham.ac.uk

Natalie Al-Samarrai

Natalie Al-Samarrai

Assistant Professor
Programme Director BSc Accounting and Finance

Dubai Campus

Natalie is an Assistant Professor in Accounting and Finance and based at the Dubai campus. Natalie teaches on both the BSc and MSc degrees and is also one of the Programme Directors for BSc Accounting and Finance in Dubai. 

She is a Chartered Accountant, originally from the UK and after leaving private practice she has enjoyed a lecturing career that has spanned almost two decades both in ...

Telephone
00971 442 80500
Email
n.al-samarrai@bham.ac.uk

Noshaba Anbreen

Noshaba Anbreen

MA (Education) Learning and Teaching Lead PGCEi Lead

Dubai Campus

As a Teacher Education lecturer at the University of Birmingham Dubai, Noshaba supports prospective and early career teachers in critically exploring the relationship between pedagogy, policy and practice as the programme lead of the PGCEi and MA (Education) Learning and Teaching programmes. Prior to joining the University of Birmingham, Noshaba has held Pastoral and Science department leadership ...

Email
n.anbreen@bham.ac.uk

Dr Panagiotis Andriotis

Dr Panagiotis Andriotis

Lecturer in Computer Science (Flying Faculty)

School of Computer Science

Dr Panagiotis Andriotis is a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, and a GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GIAC GCFE, GIAC GASF). He carries out interdisciplinary research into Cyber Security, Human Factors, and Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing. He teaches Computer Science, Cyber Security and Digital Forensics topics.

Dr Panagiotis Andriotis - personal page

Email
p.andriotis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Archibong Eso Archibong

Dr Archibong Eso Archibong

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Academic Lead, Engineering Laboratories and Workshops

Dubai Campus

Archibong is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Academic Lead for Engineering Laboratories and Workshops at the Dubai Campus.

His research is in the broad themes of single and multiphase flow of fluids & solids with a focus on wide areas of applications including (low carbon) energy systems, chemical & process systems, environmental systems, biomedical and healthcare ...

Telephone
+971 (0) 4 42 80640
Email
a.e.archibong@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rasha Bayoumi

Dr Rasha Bayoumi

Head of Research Dubai
Associate Professor of Psychology

Dubai Campus

Rasha Bayoumi is a health psychologist. She has been involved in research, clinical practice and teaching for the past two decades, in Canada, the UK, US, Sudan and Oman. She has worked for the World Health Organization on mental health and reproductive health. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Her research interests include reproductive ...

Email
r.bayoumi@bham.ac.uk

Zeenat Beebeejaun

Zeenat Beebeejaun

Assistant Professor in Law (Dubai)

Birmingham Law School

Zeenat is an Assistant Professor in Law at the Dubai Campus as well as a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham. She has a range of publications in world-leading peer-reviewed journals in the areas of commercial law, dispute resolution in oil and gas disputes as well as equity and trusts.

Zeenat also has extensive experience in teaching Law at undergrad level as well as post ...

Email
z.beebeejaun@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Benson

Dr Sarah Benson

Associate Professor and Programme lead for Inclusion and Special Education Needs

Dubai Campus

Dr. Sarah Benson is an Associate Professor in inclusion and disabilities in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs. She is the programme lead for the Inclusion and Special Education Needs PGCert and Masters’ in the UK and Dubai.

Dr. Benson has published articles and book chapters on inclusive policy in the Middle East. Her interests lie in not only inclusive policy, but ...

Email
s.k.benson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Vic Benuyenah

Dr Vic Benuyenah

Assistant Professor

Dubai Campus

Vic Benuyenah is Assistant Professor at the Birmingham Business School. He has a background in organisational psychology and the application of economic theory to HRM/management decisions. Vic is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, MCIPD and a Fellow of the Royal Economic Society of England. He has extensive experience in teaching business courses and the management of higher education ...

Email
v.benuyenah@bham.ac.uk

Ahmad Bhatti

Ahmad Bhatti

Assistant Professor in Management

Department of Management

Ahmad Bhatti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at Birmingham Business School. He joined the Birmingham Business School in June 2018 and has held different roles since then. Currently, he is the Programme Director for MSc Management (Singapore). Ahmad is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and specialises in teaching topics related to Procurement and Operation ...

Email
a.r.bhatti@bham.ac.uk

Dr Oliver Bones

Dr Oliver Bones

Deputy Head of Dubai School of Psychology

Dubai Campus

Dr Olly Bones leads the Psychology group in Dubai. His research background in is auditory neuroscience and cognitive psychology.

Email
o.bones@bham.ac.uk

Mary Dawood

Mary Dawood

Assistant Professor in Economics

The Department of Economics

Dr Mary Dawood joined the University of Birmingham as a teaching-focused lecturer in economics in 2018. Though based in Birmingham, most of her teaching is delivered at the new Dubai campus. Her research and teaching interests are principally concerned with macroeconomics, financial economics, and econometrics.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8566
Email
m.dawood.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Senika Dewnarain

Dr Senika Dewnarain

Assistant Professor in Marketing

Dubai Campus

Dr Senika Dewnarain joined the University of Birmingham in Dubai as an Assistant Professor in Marketing, in April 2022. Senika was awarded her PhD in Hospitality Marketing and Management in 2020. Prior to joining the UoBD, she was working as a Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Tourism Management at Curtin University, in Mauritius, where she also served as a Corporate Trainer in Marketing and Managi ...

Telephone
+971 (0)97144280698
Email
s.dewnarain@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nisha Dhanda

Dr Nisha Dhanda

Assistant Professor of Public Health and Deputy Programme Director, Master of Public Health, Dubai
Senior Tutor and Head of Student Engagement
MDS Athena Swan Self-Assessment Lead

Dubai Campus

Email
n.s.dhanda.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Fazeelat Duran

Dr Fazeelat Duran

Assistant Professor in Applied Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Duran is an applied psychologist who is recognized for her work with criminal justice staff and their mental health and wellbeing. She is focused on translating the findings into real world outcomes.

Email
f.l.duran@bham.ac.uk

Dr Saneesh Edacherian

Dr Saneesh Edacherian

Assistant Professor - Strategy and International Business
Programme Director - MSc International Business (Dubai)

Dubai Campus

Saneesh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategy & International Business. His research explores how strategic leadership groups and entrepreneurial teams shape strategic outcomes such as innovation and internationalization. He uses Multivariate Analysis including Meta-analysis, and Topic Modeling in his research.

His emerging interests lie in extending the scholarly ...

Telephone
+971 44280500
Email
s.edacherian@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mohamed El-Hadidi

Dr Mohamed El-Hadidi

Associate Professor in Bioinformatics
Programme Director MSc Bioinformatics

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Dr Mohamed El-Hadidi, an Associate Professor and Programme Director for the Bioinformatics MSc programme at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, brings extensive experience to his role. With a strong focus on the insightful analysis of diverse OMICS data, including microbiome and human datasets, his contributions have been highly impactful.

Dr El-Hadidi's ...

Telephone
+97 14 4280737
Email
m.el-hadidi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf

Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf

Associate Professor in Public Health
Director of Public Health Programme

Dubai Campus

Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf is an Associate Professor and Director of the Public Health Programme at the University of Birmingham Dubai. 

Dr Elmusharaf is medically qualified. He obtained his PhD in Public Health from University of Galway in Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health at the Royal College of Physicians UK, and is accredited reviewer by the European Agency for Public ...

Telephone
+971507936100
Email
k.a.elmusharaf@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alessio Faccia

Assistant Professor in Finance

Alessio gained International Experience in Italy (Università LUISS Guido Carli, Università Roma TRE, Università di Roma La Sapienza), UAE (American University of the Emirates, De Montfort University Dubai), UK (Coventry University), and Malta (American University of Malta). He has been a professional Auditor and Chartered Accountant since 2009 and served as an expert and ...

Email
alessio.faccia@bham.ac.uk

Dr Afsana Faheem

Dr Afsana Faheem

Assistant Professor in Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr Afsana Faheem joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Birmingham (Dubai campus) in 2023. Afsana’s research background predominately focuses on inequalities in mental healthcare and treatment.

Email
a.faheem.1@bham.ac.uk

Derek Fallon

Derek Fallon

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Tutor

Dubai Campus

Derek Fallon lectures in English for Academic Purposes at the University of Birmingham in Dubai.

He has taught in a wide range of educational settings and locations.

Email
d.j.fallon@bham.ac.uk

Nikos Fatouros

Nikos Fatouros

Assistant Professor in Economics
Programme Director of BSc Economics and BSc Money, Banking and Finance

Dubai Campus

Nikos Fatouros is an Assistant Professor in Economics, at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on Economic Growth, Environmental policy, and Natural Disasters. 

 

 

Email
n.fatouros@bham.ac.uk

Olivia Goncalves

Olivia Goncalves

Deputy Director of Foundation Psychology, Senior Tutor (Dubai), Lecturer in Psychology
Lecturer in Psychology

Dubai Campus

Olivia Goncalves is a Deputy Director for the Foundation programme, leads the Psychology foundation programme, and teaches on the undergraduate Psychology programmes in Dubai and in Edgbaston. She also provides leadership and support on issues related to personal academic tutoring at the Dubai campus in her role as Senior Tutor. 

Olivia is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a ...

Email
o.goncalves@bham.ac.uk

Dr Marc Haber

Dr Marc Haber

Associate Professor
Director of the Health Data Science Programme in Dubai

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Marc Haber is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences and leads the Health Data Science Programme at the Dubai Campus. He also directs the Human Genome Diversity group which investigates genetic variation in humans to understand why disease incidence and progression differ among populations. The group prioritizes populations that have been ...

Email
m.haber@bham.ac.uk

Dr Farrukh Hafeez

Dr Farrukh Hafeez

Associate Professor
Programme Director Mechanical Engineering Dubai Campus

Dubai Campus

Farrukh is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He is Programme Director for Mechanical Engineering at University of Birmingham’s Dubai campus and led the establishment of the programme in Dubai.

He is an enthusiastic academic with a diverse skill set consisting of experimental, analytical, and computational techniques. This skill set complements his interest in mechanics, ...

Telephone
+971(04)2492319
Email
f.hafeez@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mian M. Hamayun

Dr Mian M. Hamayun

Head of Subject Group - Computer Science (Dubai)
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Dubai Campus

Mian M. Hamayun is Associate Professor and Head of Programmes at University of Birmingham Dubai campus. He is interested in Transaction Level Modeling (TLM) and Simulation of MPSoC Systems, Performance Estimation, Binary Translation and topics related to Cloud Computing (Virtualization, GPGPU Computing, Internet of Things / Vehicles). He has published a number of research articles in ...

Email
m.m.hamayun@bham.ac.uk

Dr Yusuf Hartavi

Dr Yusuf Hartavi

Assistant Professor of Finance
Head of External Engagement

Dubai Campus

Yusuf Hartavi is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Birmingham Business School.

Email
y.hartavi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Fawad Hussain

Dr Fawad Hussain

Associate Professor

School of Computer Science

Dr. Fawad Hussain is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, positioned at the Dubai campus. His research interests lie primarily in the domains of artificial intelligence and machine learning, particularly in subspace and multi-view learning and its applications in interdisciplinary research. 

Email
s.f.hussain@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mohd Hwaidi

Dr Mohd Hwaidi

Associate Professor
Director of LLM Programme (Dubai)

Dubai Campus

Dr Hwaidi is Associate Professor in Law at the University of Birmingham (Dubai). He was the Course Leader of LLM Competition Law and LLB Equity and Trusts Law at the University of Birmingham at Edgbaston Campus in the UK. He is currently the Director of the LLM Programme at Dubai Campus.  He is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London UCL- Centre of Blockchain and a Fellow ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 4147487
Email
m.hwaidi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ahmad Ibrahim

Dr Ahmad Ibrahim

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Computer Science Programme Director

Dubai Campus

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim currently serves as an Assistant Professor (Computer Science) and Undergraduate Programme Director at the University of Birmingham - Dubai, UAE. His research interests include the Internet of Things, Quality of Service (QoS) prediction, Web services, and Cloud and Fog computing. With regards to teaching, Dr. Ibrahim is interested in Object-oriented programming, Full ...

Email
a.ibrahim@bham.ac.uk

Dr Muhammad Usman Ilyas

Dr Muhammad Usman Ilyas

Assistant Professor
PG Program Director

School of Computer Science

Dr. Muhammad Usman Ilyas is currently serving as Assistant Professor (Computer Science) at the University of Birmingham - Dubai, UAE. Prior to that he was serving as Associate Professor (Computer and Network Engineering) at the College of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 2016-2022.

Prior to that he was ...

Email
m.ilyas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Heather Jeffrey

Dr Heather Jeffrey

Lecturer in Marketing (Dubai)

Dubai Campus

Heather Jeffrey is a lecturer in marketing with research and teaching interests in Cultural Studies. Heather is a member of the European Commission-funded International Network for Comparative Analysis of Social Inequalities, and an associate for the non-profit organisation Equality in Tourism. She has published peer reviewed articles on the topic of gender (re)presentations, and her research has ...

Email
h.jeffrey@bham.ac.uk

Dr Niveen Kassem

Dr Niveen Kassem

Assistant Professor in Arabic Cultural Studies.
Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Dubai Campus

 

 Dr Niveen Kassem is Assistant professor in Arabic Cultural Studies.

Her research activities are broad and build on interconnected thematic areas such as heritage, cultural studies, memory, identity and trauma in contemporary literature and culture. Her current research explores historical trauma and its impact on the shaping of contemporary identities and memories of ...

Email
n.kassem@bham.ac.uk

Muhammad Khawar

Muhammad Khawar

Associate Professor

Dubai Campus

Muhammad is an Associate Professor of Accounting and the Programme Director of MSc Accounting and Finance in Birmingham Business School Dubai. Previously, he was an Associate Professor and Programme Director of MSc International Accounting and Finance at the University of Bradford, UK. In addition, Muhammad is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Senior ...

Email
m.khawar@bham.ac.uk

Dr Laila Kudsiova

Dr Laila Kudsiova

Associate Professor
Postgraduate Research lead in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences - Dubai

Institute of Clinical Sciences

Dr. Laila Kudsiova is an Associate Professor and Postgraduate Research Lead in the School of Biomedical Sciences, based at the University of Birmingham’s Dubai campus. She currently teaches across various modules on Biomedical Sciences and is overseeing the PhD programmes in Dubai.

Having initially qualified as a pharmacist in the UK, Laila then went on to pursue her passion for research ...

Email
l.kudsiova@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rogelio M. Levardo Jr.

Dr Rogelio M. Levardo Jr.

Associate Professor; Programme Director Biomedical Sciences Programme Dubai

Dubai Campus

I am the current Programme Director for Biomedical Sciences in the University of Birmingham Dubai campus.  I handle varied aspects in the management of the programme which involves liaising and collaborating with academic leaders in both the Edgbaston and Dubai campuses. I manage the academic team that teaches and facilitates learning activities across the varied modules of the Biomedical ...

Email
r.m.levardojr@bham.ac.uk

Dr Abir Mahmoud

Assistant Professor in Education, History and Culture

Dubai Campus

Abir Ahmed is an Assistant Professor in Education , History and Culture  at the University of Birmingham Dubai.

Abir has 18 years of academic experience in UK Higher Education. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has worked as external examiner to a number of British universities.

Abir is experienced in the development and introduction of Middle Eastern history ...

Email
a.m.e.ahmed@bham.ac.uk

Dr Majid Malboubi

Dr Majid Malboubi

Head of Quality Assurance
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dubai Campus

Dr Majid Malboubi is an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering.

Inspired by the workings of nature, Dr Malboubi applies the principles of mechanics and design micro-tools to unravel the physics underlying cellular processes and to understand how cells interact with their surroundings. Dr Malboubi completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham and worked on the interaction of ...

Email
m.malboubi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Parvez Mia

Dr Parvez Mia

Assistant Professor in Accounting

Dubai Campus

Parvez Mia is an Assistant Professor in Accounting at Birmingham Business School. His research interests are social and environmental accounting, and the way organisations communicate that information. His research interests cover a range of Social and Environmental Accounting topics with a particular interest in Accounting for Climate Change and Accounting for Sustainable Development.  He ...

Email
p.mia@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ahmed Mohammed

Associate Professor in Supply chain management
Programme director for the MSc Supply chain management

Dubai Campus

Dr. Ahmed Mohammed is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and Program Director for the MSc SCM program at the University of Birmingham (Dubai Campus). Ahmed has a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Portsmouth in the UK. His research focuses on modeling and optimization of supply chains toward sustainability and resiliency.

Google Scholar

Research Gate

 

Telephone
+971 (0) 4 480736
Email
a.m.mohammed.2@bham.ac.uk

Dr Hamid Mukhtar

Dr Hamid Mukhtar

Associate Professor

School of Computer Science

Hamid Mukhtar is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at University of Birmingham Dubai campus.

His research interests include deep learning, natural language processing, health informatics, and human behaviour modelling in pervasive environments.

Telephone
+97144280641
Email
h.mukhtar@bham.ac.uk

Dr Karim Mustafa

Dr Karim Mustafa

Assistant Professor

Institute of Clinical Sciences

Karim Mustafa is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Birmingham Dubai.

Email
k.mustafa@bham.ac.uk

Mona Mustafa

Mona Mustafa

Program Director MSc HRM, Associate Professor

Dr. Mona Mustafa is an associate professor at the Birmingham Business School and the director of the MSc HRM Program. She has worked as a consultant for UNESCO and UNDP on a number of projects, which include national political economy for health investment cases promoting health and well-being in African countries, education and culture in the Middle East, and more recently, the Arab Diaspora in ...

Email
m.mustafa@bham.ac.uk

Saima Nomaan

Saima Nomaan

Teaching Fellow (English For Academic Purposes - EAP)

Dubai Campus

Saima Nomaan is a Teaching Fellow in English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills at the University of Birmingham in Dubai. She has over 16 years of teaching experience in the fields of TEFL/TESOL, and has taught a wide range of Applied Linguistics, English language, ESP, EAP, and General Education courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels of education in ...

Telephone
+971 4 4280747
Email
s.nomaan@bham.ac.uk

Fiona Oster

Lecturer in Business Management

Dubai Campus

Fiona Oster is a Lecturer in Business Management at the University of Birmingham Dubai.

Fiona has 13 years of academic experience in both the Irish and German Higher Education systems. She has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to AACSB standards and has been an active member in curriculum design and quality assurance teams.

She has considerable expertise in innovation ...

Email
f.oster@bham.ac.uk

Sarah Percy

Sarah Percy

Assistant Professor in Marketing

Sarah has a wealth of marketing industry experience across the services and luxury goods sectors in the UK. In addition, she has taught a range of marketing subjects at both postgraduate and undergraduate level at prestigious Russell Group Universities in the UK.  Her PhD was in Innovation in Family Business.

Email
s.percy@bham.ac.uk

Dr Eloise Elaine Phillips

Dr Eloise Elaine Phillips

Associate Professor in Healthcare (Dubai)
Programme Director MSc Advanced Practice in Healthcare (Dubai)
Head of Subject Group – Health, Wellbeing and Human Sciences (Dubai)

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Eloise is an Associate Professor in Healthcare in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and based on the Dubai campus. In addition, Eloise is the Head of the Subject Group for all Health, Wellbeing and Human Science programmes in Dubai. As the programme director for the MSc Advanced Practice in Healthcare (Dubai) she teaches across a variety of modules in the postgraduate portfolio. 

The role ...

Telephone
+971 442 80652
Email
e.e.phillips@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sreepoorna Pramodh

Dr Sreepoorna Pramodh

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Institute of Clinical Sciences

Dr. Sreepoorna Pramodh joined the School of Biomedical Sciences, Dubai in May 2023. She teaches Immunology, Endocrinology, and Cell Biology in addition to other subjects to Year 1 and Year 2 students currently. Her research interests are focussed on cancer and stem cell biology as well as reproductive biology.

Email
s.pramodh@bham.ac.uk

Maria Psyllou

Maria Psyllou

Assistant Professor in Economics

The Department of Economics

Dr Maria Psyllou is an Assistant Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. She is the Business Education Research and Scholarship (BERS) Deputy Convenor and undergraduate Summer Project Lead for Birmingham Business School.

You can follow Maria on LinkedIn

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9117
Email
m.psyllou@bham.ac.uk

Dr Imran Qureshi

Dr Imran Qureshi

Head of Engineering (Dubai)
Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Dubai Campus

Dr Imran Qureshi is the Head of Engineering at the University of Birmingham Dubai campus and an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He possesses academic as well as significant industrial experience in his field. Prior to joining University of Birmingham, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the American University of ...

Email
m.i.qureshi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Shamini Ragavan

Dr Shamini Ragavan

Deputy Programme Director of the LL.M in International Commercial Law (Dubai)
Deputy Director of Foundation for Social Sciences, Business and Law

Dubai Campus

Dr Ragavan is a Senior Fellow of the Advance HE. Prior to joining Birmingham University Dubai, she worked in five countries in a legal career spanning more than eighteen years as a Barrister in Malaysia, a Solicitor in England, Lecturer in Law and International Student Tutor, and later, as a Consultant for Newcastle Law School.

Email
s.ragavan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kashif Rajpoot

Dr Kashif Rajpoot

Deputy Head of School of Computer Science Dubai
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Dubai Campus

Kashif Rajpoot is Deputy Head of School of Computer Science (for Dubai) and an Associate Professor of Computer Science.

His research focuses on developing solutions for problems in medical image analysis, cardiac electrophysiology, computational pathology, artificial intelligence, and data science. He has published over 60 research papers in leading journals and conferences of his domain.

Email
k.m.rajpoot@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lohrasp Sadri

Dr Lohrasp Sadri

Lecturer in Accounting

Dubai Campus

Dr Lohrasp Sadri is a Lecturer at the School of Accounting at University of Birmingham.

Lohrasp has a number of years’ experience in teaching Accountancy, Economics and Finance at Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate and Professional level. Lohrasp is a competent lecturer, trainer and researcher with relevant industry experience. He is an effective communicator with strong mentoring, ...

Email
l.sadri@bham.ac.uk

Sultan Salem

Sultan Salem

Assistant Professor in Economics

The Department of Economics

Dr Sultan Salem is an Assistant Professor in Economics in the Department of Economics at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 9210
Email
s.salem@bham.ac.uk

Dr Saad Sarhan

Dr Saad Sarhan

Assistant Professor and Programme Director in Advanced Engineering Management

Department of Civil Engineering

Dr Saad Sarhan is a programme director and assistant professor in advanced engineering management within the department of civil engineering. Saad is also a chartered construction manager (MCIOB) and a fellow of the higher education academy in the UK (FHEA). Prior to Joining the University of Birmingham, he was a programme leader and senior lecturer in construction management at the University of ...

Email
s.sarhan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sheikh Selim

Dr Sheikh Selim

Head of Education
Programme Director of BSc Economics and BSc Money, Banking and Finance
Senior Lecturer in Economics

Dubai Campus

Sheikh Selim is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Programme Director for BSc Economics and BSc Money Banking Finance.

He previously led the BSc Business Economics programme in the University of Westminster where he held the position of  Senior Lecturer of Economics. He served as a visiting professor of Political Economy in the New College of Humanities, and as a Lecturer of Economics in ...

Email
s.t.selim@bham.ac.uk

Dr Niloofer Shanavas

Dr Niloofer Shanavas

Assistant Professor

School of Computer Science

Niloofer Shanavas is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham (Dubai campus). Her research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, text mining, natural language processing and semantic computing. She has published several research papers in leading conferences and journals.

‪Niloofer Shanavas - ‪Google Scholar page

Email
n.shanavas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Shereen Sharaan

Dr Shereen Sharaan

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Research Lead for Psychology

School of Psychology

Dr. Shereen Sharaan leads an inclusion-focused interdisciplinary research agenda focused on autistic individuals – encompassing aspects of culture, race, ethnicity and social class - to better understand human diversity. In 2021, she was awarded the ‘Autistica Real World Impact Award for Autism Research’.

Email
s.sharaan.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Akila Subasinghe

Dr Akila Subasinghe

Assistant Professor

School of Computer Science

Dr Akila Subasinghe is an Assistant Professor attached to the school of Computer Science. His research interest is in the application of Deep learning techniques for solving practical challenges in the fields of biomedical engineering, security surveillance, disaster management and unmanned ariel vehicle (UAV) navigation.

Akila Subasinghe- ‪Google Scholar page

Email
a.m.subasinghe@bham.ac.uk

Dr Amer Tabbara

Dr Amer Tabbara

Assistant Professor of International Commercial Dispute Resolution

Birmingham Law School

Dr Tabbara is an assistant professor of international commercial dispute resolution. He has been practicing law since 2009. He has advised in a number of international disputes under various governing laws. Dr Tabbara is a certified arbitrator and sit as an arbitrator in domestic and international commercial disputes. Having studied, worked, and taught in several countries, Dr Tabbara is familiar ...

Email
a.g.tabbara@bham.ac.uk

Dr Imen Tebourbi

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Programme Director of MSc Financial Management (Dubai)

Dubai Campus

Dr. Tebourbi is an associate professor of Finance and Programme director of the MSc Financial Management at University of Birmingham, Dubai. She has an extensive international experience in teaching, research and academic leadership experience and has won awards for her research work and her leadership in the education sector.

Dr Abdul Wahid

Dr Abdul Wahid

Assistant Professor

School of Computer Science

Dr. Abdul Wahid is Assistant Professor in the school of Computer Science. His research interest include but are not limited to IoT, Wireless Sensor Networks, Underwater Sensor Networks, Software Defined Networks, Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks, application of Machine Learning in networking.

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Email
a.wahid@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mahmoud Zakarneh

Dr Mahmoud Zakarneh

Assistant Professor in Marketing (Dubai)

Dubai Campus

Dr Mahmoud Zakarneh is an Assistant Professor in Marketing at Birmingham Business School (BBS), Dubai campus. He joined BBS in 2022, teaching at the Postgraduate Taught level (MSc.). Prior to joining BBS, he was part of the Kent Business School (KBS) teaching team since 2018 and was appointed to a lectureship in 2020. His educational background includes a BSc in Marketing from the University of ...

Email
m.s.a.a.zakarneh@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mohamad Zalzale

Dr Mohamad Zalzale

Head of Education
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Dubai Campus

Dr Mohamad Zalzale is a Lecturer at the School of Engineering.

Mohamad is an interdisciplinary scientist. He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and an MSc in Computational Physics from the Montpellier University in France.

Mohamad teaches a variety of courses in the Mechanical Engineering ...

Email
m.zalzale@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anis Zarrad

Dr Anis Zarrad

Associate Professor in Computer Science

Dubai Campus

Dr. Anis Zarrad is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, Dubai. He holds a BSc and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa, as well as an MSc in Computer Science from Concordia University. Dr. Zarrad's research primarily revolves around mobile Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVE) and Search-Based Software Engineering (SBSE). ...

Email
a.zarrad@bham.ac.uk