Founding Board Members (FBM)

Dr Zeenath Reza Khan, is an Assistant Professor of Cyber Ethics and Head of the Technology and Integrity in Academia and Beyond Research & Learning Forum at Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong in Dubai. She has been teaching in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the university since 2001. 

Fellow of Wollongong Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence, with over 60 publications Dr Khan has won the Teaching Excellence Award from UOWD in 2014, Turnitin Global Innovation Award 2015, Vice Chancellor’s OCTAL award from UOW in 2016 among others. Recently she was named among UAE’s 10 most influential educational leaders 2019 and won the Digital Leader Award in Education category from Khaleej Times and MIT Sloan Mgt Review’s Digital Leaders Forum, 2019. This year she was featured as one of the 2020 Global Educational Influencers for her tremendous support of the greater academic and student communities.  

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Dr. Christopher Hill is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Director Doctoral Training Centre at The British University in Dubai.  Dr Hill has worked in the field of international higher education for the past decade and has extensive experience establishing and developing graduate schools in both Asia and the Middle East.  Dr Hill is an OBHE Associate, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Specialist Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications and an Adjunct Researcher for the Higher Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan.

Prof. Gomathi Kadayam Guruswami has a PhD in Biochemistry from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. She is Associate Dean Academics and Head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the College of Medicine, Gulf Medical University Ajman, UAE.  She has a special interest in the studying the educational environment in medical school and is passionate about promoting a culture of academic integrity and ethics in health professions students.

Dr Sreejith is a Senior Lecturer and Chair of Research Committee at Middlesex University, Dubai. He gained his BTech in Engineering from the University of Calicut (India) and his Master’s in International Business from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, before obtaining his PhD in Supply Chain Management from Middlesex University (UK). Since moving to academia from industry, he has over 30 publications in leading academic and practitioner-focused journals. For several years, he is actively involved in promoting academic integrity in UAE and wider region.

Steven came to the UAE in December 2017 in his current position as Assistant Professor of Management at Heriot-Watt University, programme director for the popular UG Bachelors of Business Administration, and member of the Heriot Watt’s academic standards committee. Steven has taken an active approach to ensure academic integrity through student engagement and delivering workshops and guidance to colleagues on contract cheating and other forms of academic misconduct. While his primary research focus is on inequalities in the workplace, Steven is expanding into academic integrity pedagogy research and welcomes any enquiry related to theory and practice.

Tim Daly is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the ZU College of Business, Dubai campus. Before undertaking his doctoral studies he worked in the tourism and market research industries. He has previously worked as an academic at the University of Akron (Ohio, USA), the University of Western Australia and at the United Arab Emirates University. Dr Tim has published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Business Research, Journal of Interactive Advertising, Assessment, the  Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Tourism Management. In 2013 he won the University of Western Australia Business School’s Teaching Excellence Award, as well as three best-in-track awards at ANZMAC.

Veena is the Head of Moral Education Department at Al Diyafah High School Dubai. An advocate for early exposure to explicit learning environments surrounding integrity values, Veena is tremendously proactive in initiating awareness campaigns, designing courses that revolve around both Ministry of Education curricula and incorporates integrity values and messages. With a diverse background in Computer Science and Business Administration, Veena has a successful corporate track record as the Quality Assurance and Fitout Manager at Better Homes LLC and as Head of Year at Al Diyafah High School prior to her current position. Veena is currently pursuing a second Masters, in Education this time and has begun to sink her toes into research, having published a couple of papers in recent years.

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