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Ms Selar Othman Ali MEd

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Ms Selar Othman Ali is Research student within Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton.

Selar is a PhD student in Southampton Education School. She got her Bachelor Degree in English language from the University of Salahaddin-Hawler, Kurdistan region-Iraq in 2003 and ranked the top sixth in her College of Education. She got her Master’s in Education from the University of Nottingham in the UK in 2008 and the thesis title is ‘What Makes an Effective Team? Appraising the Role of Team Work in Higher Education Institutions’. Selar’s interest in higher education area led her to continue for her PhD program in higher education policy and quality assurance. The research is based on the latest higher education reform policy introduced by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Kurdistan region in 2009. This research can be an academic source to analyse and study the reform policy. Selar’s PhD research is also focusing on analysing the quality assurance program which is one of the main sections in the reform policy. Therefore, finding out customers’ perceptions and understandings of the introduced quality assurance program helps to analyse the success/failure of the program. The data of the research is based on students’ and lecturers’ survey and interview with policy makers and senior managers in the higher education section in the region.

Research interests

Higher education policy, quality assurance, reform in higher education, educational management.

PhD supervision

Prof. Jurgen Enders and Dr. Antonia Kupfer

PhD research

Quality Assurance and Reform Policy in Higher Education Sector of Kurdistan Region-Iraq: Arrangements and Perceptions. A PhD study funded by the Kurdistan Region Government

Research group

Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness (LSIE) Research Centre

Hold different managerial positions: Head of Academic Relations Directorate (International Office) in the University of Salahaddin-Hawler in 2004, Head of Scholarships Department in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research-KRG in 2007, Head of Training Centre in Hawler Polytechnic University-Kurdistan region in 2009, and a trilingual interpreter since 2003.

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Ali, S., O. (2012). Quality Assurance and Effectiveness in Kurdistan Higher Education: The Reform Process. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 66, 669-672.

Assistant lecturer in Hawler Polytechnic University-Kurdistan region since 2009.

Ms Selar Othman Ali
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