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Dr. Asmaa Alfadala

Director of Research - Content Development at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)


Dr. Alfadala is the Director of Research and Content Development at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). She was an Associate Policy Analyst at the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute at the Qatar Foundation, in addition to having 20 years of professional experience in schools, as well as higher education. Before her tenure at the Foundation, she worked in the Ministry of Education as a teacher, and then served as the Head of the Science Department. She has also served as an Assistant Professor of Educational Sciences at the College of Education at Qatar University, as well as an Assistant Professor of Education at Georgetown University in Qatar.

Dr. Alfadala holds a doctoral degree and a Masters of Philosophy from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. She is the author of “K-12 Reform in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC): Challenges and Policy Recommendations” and is a co-author of “Developing Agile leaders of learning: school leadership policy for dynamic times” published by WISE at the Qatar Foundation. She is a member of the Comparative International Education Society (CIES), and the British Educational Research Association (BERA). She has participated in numerous conferences in Qatar and internationally, both as a featured panelist and moderator.