Abir Ahmed is Lecturer in Education at the University of Birmingham and is developing the PGCE Arabic teacher training programmes in Dubai.
Abir has 15 years of academic experience in the UK Higher Education system. 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 Arabic language programmes for Higher Education cohorts, including online, blended and flipped learning models, and has given conference papers and teacher development workshops in these and other areas.
Abir is in the final stages of her D.Ed. thesis submission. Her research interests include teacher development in secondary and primary schools, developing intercultural competence, creativity in teaching and learning, constructivist pedagogies, assessment and feedback, and the teaching of Arabic to heritage learners.