I have been in the academic and educational training arena specifically at the tertiary level for 28 years now. I am currently the Programme Director for Biomedical Sciences at the Dubai campus of the University of Birmingham where I manage the programme and teach across varied modules within it. Prior to this role I was with the Academic Development Directorate of the Bahrain Polytechnic in the Kingdom of Bahrain where I managed the Teaching and Learning Department. I also was a Senior Curriculum Advisor in-charge of the Problem, Team and Project-based Learning pedagogies across all of the programmes in the institution. I held these posts from 2015 - 2022. Within the same period I also held an adjunct Associate Professor teaching post at the College of Health and Sports Sciences of the University of Bahrain.
I currently hold adjunct Associate Professor roles at the Institute of Applied Health Sciences of the Chandigarh University in Punjab, India, as well as the Taylor’s University School of Medicine in Selangor, Malaysia.
I graduated and obtained my Doctor of Medicine degree from the Saint Louis University College of Medicine in Baguio City, the Philippines in 1993. My Bachelor of Science in Biology degree was obtained from the same university in 1987. I hold a Senior Fellowship with Advance Higher Education (AHE), based in the United Kingdom. I am currently a Doctoral student doing my PhD in Education, major in Educational Management from Angeles University in the Philippines.
As an educator, I have taught medical and pre-medical biological sciences throughout my 28 years of higher academic experience. My experience is not only in classroom teaching but in curriculum development, research, assessment and moderation, and educational quality assurance. My higher academic experiences have brought me across medical faculties in universities in several countries. I taught in the Philippines (Saint Louis University College of Natural Sciences & University of the Cordilleras, College of Arts and Sciences), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (King Faisal University Faculty of Medicine), Singapore (Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of Health Sciences), and the Kingdom of Bahrain (AMA International University School of Medicine, Ministry of Health College of Health Sciences).