Staff Profile

Mariam Abonil MA SFHEA


Mariam holds a B.A. Hons in Criminology, an M.A. in Education Leadership and Policy, a PGCert in Higher Education, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Mariam’s approach to development is both experience- and research-based: she has initiated and coordinated programmes with non-profit and welfare organizations in the Americas and Middle East, founded a MENA-based non-profit conflict resolution programme, and co-developed an educational world simulation to enhance problem-solving skills.

She is currently a senior lecturer in Social Science, Criminology, and Forensic Psychology and is the Head of the MDX Dubai Wellness Office. Mariam is a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee as well as a faculty Inclusivity Champion on campus.

  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE), Middlesex University
  • M.A. (Education), Middlesex University
  • TESL Certificate, University of Toronto
  • B.A. Hons (Criminology; Spanish), University of Toronto

Research Interests
  • Peace education
  • Conflict and learning
  • Education in emergency situations
  • Well-being research

Faculty Members

Dr Louise Edensor SFHEA
Dr Louise Edensor SFHEA
Senior Lecturer, Campus Programme Coordinator
Anuradha Vyas PGCHE MSc MBA
Anuradha Vyas PGCHE MSc MBA
Siobhan McNiff OCR Dip SpLD PGCE
Siobhan McNiff OCR Dip SpLD PGCE
Lecturer, Member of the Centre for Academic Success