Fatemah joined the Centre for Leadership Studies in November 2010. Her area of interest is cross-cultural issues in leadership studies, particularly in leadership ethics.
Fatemah holds a Bachelor degree in Islamic Law (1995) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Jurisprudence (1999); both earned from Al-Imam University in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She also holds a Masters degree in Translation and Interpreting (Arabic/English/Arabic) from the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in United Arab Emirates (2008). Her Masters dissertation was on Language and Culture in Business Communication (English/Arabic).
Most of her work experience is in teaching, but she also has experience in corporate communication, as she worked as a communication specialist in one of Dubai’s leading semi private organizations (2007-2008).The latter experience was primarily to develop practical knowledge on business management for the purpose of her higher studies. In her role as a communication specialist Fatemah mainly handled communications with governmental bodies and regulatory authorities.
Prior to joining University of Exeter, Fatemah received ten months of training at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris (2009). The training covered translating texts, coining and translating terms and the use of computer-aided translation tools (CAT). The training provided her with a wide exposure to the diversified working environment of UNESCO: Culture, Education, Social and Human Sciences and Natural Sciences. In 2011 and as a part of her doctoral field work; she went back to UNESCO on three months’ work placement in the Education Sector: Peace and Human Rights Education section.
Fatemah is currently working under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Gosling and Dr Richard Bolden. Her PhD project looks into cross-cultural encounters between traditional leadership values in Arab MENA region and those in Human Rights.
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