Najat AlSaied, Assistant Professor

Najat AlSaied has more than 16 years of experience in development organisations and digital media. She worked at Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Jeddah-Saudi Arabia, World Health Organisation-Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) in Washington DC-USA, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Washington DC-USA.

AlSaied also has experience in women's empowerment issues though working in the Saudi Research and Publishing Company (SRPC) in Dubai Media City as an Editor in Chief for women's e-magazine. The e-magazine covers different women's topics from women's rights, education, art, health, etc. Her latest book was published in 2015: Screens of Influence: Arab Satellite Television & Social Development case studies in poverty, literacy and violence in underprivileged Saudi women.

AlSaied holds two Master Degrees in Health Promotion Disease Prevention and Computer Information System from American University in Washington DC. She earned a PhD in media studies at University of Westminster in 2013. The title of the thesis: Development Initiatives in Programming on Privately-Owned Arab Satellite Television and their Reception among Disadvantaged Saudi Women.

She joined Zayed University August, 17, 2014 as an Assistant Professor in the College of Communication & Media Sciences.

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