Professor Halim Boussabaine

Prof. Halim Boussabaine
Dean of Faculty of Business and Law

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Short Bio

I have had varied and challenging experiences in both academia and industry. I have over twenty-five years of experience in academic leadership, teaching, postgraduate supervision and research in the UK leading Russell Group universities.  This experience brings an acute awareness of the nuances and politics that shape the behaviours of higher education institutions.

I am actively involved in the development of curricula at both national and international levels. I have extensive experience in academic administrative leadership in areas such as learning strategy development, admissions, time-tabling, examinations, assessment of progress and overseeing academic teaching and assessment standards. I have led the development of training strategies, monitoring and auditing the quality of postgraduate training. I lead in fostering the use of modern e-leaning technologies to improve students learning experience, satisfaction and outcomes.

I led for twelve years the development of quality assurance, quality monitoring, enhancement processes, examination procedures and strategies for improving students experience. In both my current and previous posts, I led the accreditations and professional accreditation for graduate and postgraduate programs. I led in the professional accreditation of teaching programs, receiving commendations from the external examiners and visiting boards. Currently, I lead development and accreditation (by the UAE higher education ministry and professional institutions) of five master programs.

I am an energetic scholar who enjoys research, writing and above all engaging research students in the process of managing and publishing research outputs. I have published over 100 papers in books, international journals and conferences. I have authored and co-authored 4 books. I have acted as peer reviewer for many leading international journals. I assess research proposals and final reports for UK and EU research councils.  I have lead and organised several international conferences and workshops.   I have acted as external PhD examiner for several UK and European universities. I have delivered several training courses to both public and private organisations in UK and abroad.

Degree/Professional Qualifications

  1. PhD in “Expert Systems in planning and productivity analysis” UMIST, Currently University of Manchester UK (1991)
  2. MSc in Project Management. UMIST, Currently University of Manchester UK (1988)
  3. Ingenieur d’Etat, in Civil Engineering, University of Constantine, Algeria (1985)
  4. Associate professor, University Of Liverpool (1998-2015)
  5. Manchester University (2014-2015)
  6. University of Reading (2013-2014)
  7. Manchester University (2010-2011)
  8. Assistant professor, South Devon College (Torquay) (1992-1994)
  9. UK Channel Tunnel Track Work project  (1991-1992)
  10. Engineer, Birse construction (North division) (1990-1990)

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