The WISE Research Series


Mr. Muhammad Salman Bin Mohamed Khair

Position: Senior Research Associate, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)
Country: Qatar

Salman is a Senior Research Associate at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). He conducts education research and manages a portfolio of research studies and school leadership program, Empowering Leaders of Learning, in collaboration with global education leaders, to build the future of education in Qatar and worldwide. He is a co-author of the 2017 WISE research report, Developing Agile Leaders of Learning: School leadership policy for dynamic times.

Previously at Qatar Foundation (QF), Salman was a Research Associate supporting QF schools through research and system improvement to address student needs and outcomes. At Qatar University, he was involved in restructuring its Core Curriculum Program and research contributing to special education in the Arab region.

Passionate about improving the quality of teaching and learning of students with special needs, Salman began his career providing therapy to and teaching students with special needs in Singapore. His advocacy of individuals with disabilities sparked when he supported and developed initiatives in the school-to-work transition of students with autism at Pathlight School, Singapore, in 2010. While learning about the development of education more broadly at WISE, he keeps tabs on its implications on special/inclusive education

Salman is a Young Fellow of the Raisina Dialogue from the Asian Forum on Global Governance 2017 and is a member of the Council of Exceptional Children. He holds a M.Ed. in Special Education from Qatar University and a B.A. in Psychology from National University of Singapore.