The WISE Research Series


Dr. Asmaa Alfadala

Position: Director of Research and Content Development, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)
Country: Qatar

Dr. Asmaa Alfadala is Director of Research and Content Development at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). She has twenty years of professional experience in schools as well as higher education. Dr. Alfadala was an Associate Policy Analyst at the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute and a Research Assistant at the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). Previously, she was Head of the Science Department and Professional Development Coordinator at a new independent school in Qatar. She also taught physics at a Ministry of Education school.
 
She has served at Qatar University as an Assistant Professor of Educational Sciences at the College of Education, as well as Assistant Professor of Education at Georgetown University in Qatar.
 
Dr. Alfadala holds a PhD and MPhil from Cambridge University, UK. Her doctoral research in Educational Leadership and Policy Implementation focused on the management of educational reform in Qatar. This involved undertaking in-depth case studies of schools impacted by the reforms, examining how school leaders were managing change and the challenges of implementing effective measures to enhance student outcomes. Dr. Alfadala received her Masters degree in Education Sciences from Brighton University, UK.
 
Dr. Alfadala is the author of ‘K-12 Reform in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC): Challenges and Policy Recommendations’, published by WISE, Qatar Foundation (2015).  She is a member of the Comparative International Education Society (CIES), and the British Educational Research Association (BERA). Dr Alfadala has participated in numerous conferences in Qatar and internationally, both as a featured panelist and moderator.