Dr Anita Shrivastava Kashi, Head of the Department of Psychology at Middlesex University Dubai, has been awarded a Senior Fellow by the Higher Education Academy UK. The designation is awarded to individuals with a sustained record of effectiveness in relation to teaching and learning, organisation, leadership and management in teaching and learning provision. Dr Anita has excelled in all aspects required of a Senior Fellow.
Leadership: Since taking over as the Campus Programme Coordinator and Head of Psychology at Middlesex University Dubai, Dr Anita has overseen the substantial growth and development of the Psychology Department – leading to the number of students studying our Psychology programmes to more than double to 300 students. Her leadership and proactive and approachable managerial style is visible in the strength of her faculty team which now has 14 members. As a result of her leadership, our Psychology programmes are the first choice for the majority of students who wish to study Psychology in the UAE.
Teaching & Learning: Dr Anita’s innovations in Teaching and Learning methods have provided a rich academic environment which is evident from her consistent stellar student feedback and achievements. Dr Anita led the ‘Group Dissertation’ initiative for final year undergraduate students which provided an opportunity for students to work in a collaborative manner and learn from one another. This initiative won the Dubai Campus Innovation in Teaching & Learning Award for the faculty team.
Research: Dr Anita has a sustained record of research, with several high quality outputs published. Her research is not only focused on expanding her own profile and steadily increasing her own research output, she has also dedicated energy to support colleagues and students to publish and co-publish. Dr Anita has been responsible for bringing together researchers in the disciple for the Annual National Psychology Conference which will be in its sixth year this year.
Middlesex University Dubai congratulates Dr. Anita on this achievement.