IPSEF Speakers

Dr Lois Smith

Acting Director, Middlesex University Dubai

Dr. Lois Smith has worked in higher education for over 15 years. She is currently Acting Director of Middlesex University's Dubai campus.

She joined Middlesex University Dubai in 2008 and has held a number of positions directly related to providing guidance to students on academic matters and career progression, within that institution.

In addition, she has been instrumental in academic planning and development for Middlesex University Dubai, which has seen a substantial growth in student numbers and programmes on offer since it opened in 2005.

Dr. Smith has a PhD in Educational Research from Lancaster University, UK. She has experience in designing and delivering teacher training programmes in higher education, and is the Dubai Programme Coordinator for the Middlesex University Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE). Her research interests include teaching and learning in a transnational context, in particular the effect of current global trends in higher education.