Noshaba Anbreen BSc (Hons), PGCE, MEd, CSciTeach

Noshaba Anbreen

Dubai Campus
PGCE Primary with iQTS Lead

Contact details

University of Birmingham Dubai
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 341799
Dubai, UAE

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 positions across 11-19 schools in the UK and Middle East. She is currently pursuing a PhD exploring digital pedagogy in teacher education and has research interests in STEM Education and generational differences in digital competency.


  • MEd University of Birmingham School of Education with a dissertation on Dialogic Feedback in Secondary Science Classrooms
  • PGCE Science (Biology) University of Birmingham
  • BSc Human Biology University of Birmingham


Prior to joining the University as a lecturer, Noshaba has been a Secondary Science teacher for 10 years where she has held leadership positions on a pastoral, subject and department level. As Birmingham Alumni Noshaba completed her BSc, PGCE and MEd at the University and is now pursuing a PhD within the School of Education. Noshaba worked in Qatar for 3 years as Head of Science at an International school where she developed a keen interest in Science curriculum change and staff development. It was through this that she organised the first Heads of Science “Teach Meet” in Qatar and launched a ‘Biology Buddies’ mentoring programme. 

Prior to this, she held roles as Head of Biology and Head of Year 11 in two large UK schools. Her move to the University of Birmingham came from a passion for Science Teacher development whilst mentoring staff to work towards leadership roles, as well as her experiences of being a professional and subject mentor in Birmingham schools. Her other interests include student motivation and engagement in Science, the use of feedback in classrooms and bridging the generational gap between staff and students. Noshaba has presented at teaching conferences in the UK, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai and most recently presented on ‘Understanding Gen Z, implications for Science Teaching and Learning’ at the Abu Dhabi Teaching Conference 2019 as well as the Middle East Teaching conference 2020.

As a consultant member of the ASE, Noshaba regularly attends regional Science CPD as a delegate and a presenter; fostering an ethos of continuous collaborative development in Secondary Science as well as keep abreast of recent developments in subject specific pedagogy and content delivery in Secondary Science.


PGCEi Lead
MA (Education) Learning and Teaching Lead


Noshaba is looking pursuing a PhD at the School of Education Birmingham and is particularly interested in Digital pedagogy, digital competency, Secondary Science Teacher Education and Recruitment and Retention of staff in Secondary science.

Other activities

Noshaba is a consultant member of the Association for Science Education (ASE) as well as a registered Chartered Science Teacher (CSiTeach).

Noshaba also positively engages with young people in a non-academic and pastoral setting to raise their aspirations, motivate and encourage engagement. She is a lead youth mentor as part of the Prince’s Trust Mosaic programme and regularly carries out sessional behaviour support work with outreach projects within inner city Birmingham.


Recent publications

Commissioned report

Perry, T, Findon, M, Cordingley, P, Braim, B, Davison, I, Whitmore, T, Cottle, D, Anbreen, N & Crisp, B 2020, Teacher Education Modality Rapid Review: Modes, Affordances and Evidence on Remote and Blended Initial and Continuing Teacher Education. STEM Learning, <>

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