Professor Eman Gaad

Professor Eman Gaad

Dean of Faculty of Education

Contact details

Email : [email protected]

Short Bio

She co-founded one of the largest NGOs in the UAE, UAEDSA (United Arab Emirates Down Syndrome Association) where she also acts as Senior Educational Consultant. She is one of the governors of the regionally outstanding Dubai College, and on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations in the UAE. She has advised policy and decision makers as a senior consultant for both governments of Dubai and Abu Dhabi on disability related issues. She is also a winner of HH Princess Haya Award for Special Education as best distinguished individual research in 2012, and in the same year was awarded the Global Leadership in Education Award from the Asian Leadership Award Board. Professor Gaad is also on the international advisory board for international peer-reviewed journals and is the associate editor for others.


She works with local communities to help parents of children with special needs to facilitate their placement in regular schools. She is currently, and has been for 6 years a National Representative of the World Forum on Early Care and Education. She has extensive experience in supporting and training families and workers in the field of social development and in 2013 designed and currently manages and delivers a long term parental training programme for Al Jalila Foundation.


She has established her herself as a world class researcher, advocate, international social development consultant, expert, certified assessor, and a professional social trainer. Over the last 15 years she has become a frequent media figure on hundreds of live on-air radio and TV programmes, and appeared on hundreds of articles published in local and regional newspapers. She is a sound academic, an External PhD Examiner for reputed UK and world wide universities, and is a recognized international scholar in the field of special and Inclusive Education as well as social development.

Degrees/Professional Qualifications

  1. PhD in Education, Special and Inclusive Education, University of East Anglia, UK
  2. BSc in Biology and Education, Alexandria University, Egypt

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