2023, Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies in Education, UAE University
2017, M.ED. in Educational Leadership & Administration, Zayed University


Salwa Husain is an instructor at Zayed University in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies in Education from UAE University in the field of association between college instructors’ emotional intelligence and instructor-student relationship in a UAE higher education. She earned her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Administration from Zayed University. She is teaching at ZU since 2019 and she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Her research interests include educational leadership, emotional intelligence, and positive education. Over the past years, she has taught different General Education courses such as Methods of Scientific Research, Positivity & Wellbeing, Strategic Learning & Growth, Applied Creative & Critical Thinking, and System & Society.  


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF3-1-056


+971 2 599 3477

Teaching Areas

Educational Leadership, Strategic Learning, Creative and Critical Thinking, Research Methods, and  Positivity and Wellbeing.

Research and Professional Activities

Abdellatif, S., Shomotova, A., Trabelsi, S., Husain, S., Alsalhi, N., & Eltahir, M. (2023). Transition to distance learning: Student experience and communication during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates. Sustainability, 15(8), 6456.

Rabbani, L., AlShamsi, A. S., AlAzzani, N. S. S., & Husain, S. H. (2022). Toward more teacher-friendly E-mail: Perspectives on the downsides of using E-mail for work-based communication in schools. Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, 6(1), 2867-2888.