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Our Team


Mohammed Meraj MBA PGCHE EFQM Assesor

Mohammad Ali Meraj is part of our Senior Management Team responsible for our Academic Professional Services and Quality. He is an expert educator and senior leader with over 15 years of experience within the higher education sector in the United Arab Emirates. He leads our Careers and Employability Services (CES), the Centre for Academic Success, the Library, the Quality Office, and the Student Office. He provides strategic direction for the CES department and its stakeholders to enable our students to be 100% employable. 

Albert JohnsonAlbert Johnson
Manager – Human Resources

Albert Johnson is a seasoned Human Resources Professional with 15 years of Experience in Various HR Roles, specialising in Compensation & Benefits Management, Data Analytics, ER, Performance Management, Recruitment & Selection, Policy, and Procedures & UAE labor compliances. He is well versed with labor laws and leads a team of Public Relation Officers is responsible for Onboarding to off-boarding. He lends his expertise in the field to the Careers and Employability Services (CES) department by supporting CV building training, interview training, and employer outreach. 

Lynda HylandDr. Lynda Hyland CPsychol AFBPsS SFHEA
Head of the Careers and Employability Department & Senior Lecturer Psychology

Dr. Lynda Hyland chartered member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the American Psychological Association and holds an M.Sc. in Health Psychology from University College London, and a Ph.D. in Science (Psychology) from the National University of Ireland (Maynooth). She also holds a Professional Certificate in Postgraduate Teaching and Learning from the National University of Ireland, and a PGCertHE in Teaching and Supporting Learning from Middlesex University Dubai. She Heads the Careers and Employability Services and directs career education and planning. 

AmandaAmanda Fernandes
Assistant Manager – Careers and Employability Services

Amanda Fernandes has a background in training and development in both the corporate and educational sectors of Oman and the UAE. As a part of the Careers and Employability Services, she provides students support through training programs for CV building, interview preparation training, and career advice sessions to help students prepare for employer interactions. She is experienced in building lasting industry partnerships which helps provide students opportunities to interact with potential employers looking to hire fresh talent. 

Marwa IqbalMarwa Iqbal
Coordinator – Careers and Employability Services

Marwa Iqbal has a diverse educational background, having done a BSc in Biotechnology and an MBA in Healthcare and Human Resources. Her professional experience spans over 4 years in the educational setting and she specializes in Alumni Outreach & Career Services. In her role as a Coordinator for the Careers and Employability Services Department, she handles employer engagement, liaises with faculty coordinators, and plays an active role in organizing departmental events and communicating training information to students.

Faculty Career Liaisons

Each of our academic departments have Faculty Career Liaisons who engage with external organisations including our industry connections, to help students find opportunities to improve their employability. Our current Faculty Career Liaisons are:


Faculty Liaison

All Business Programmes

Matthew Brown, Claudia Maher, and Rory McConnon

Tourism and Hospitality

Lulu Baddar

Postgraduate HRM

Claudia Maher

Accounting & Finance

Mariam Aslam

Computer Engineering & Informatics

Madhumita Das


Stephen King

Law & Politics

Mahine Rizvi Ahmad


Alison Joy Burrows


Lynda Hyland

Graphic Design

Edward Ryan

Fashion Design

Vaishali Raj Sharma

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