Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. Chemsitry (Material Science)- University of the West Indies, Mona
  • B.Sc. Chemistry and Pure Chemistry- University of the West Indies, Mona
  • MA (Educational Leadership and Management)- University of Bath, UK.
  • Certificate- Scholarship of Educational Leadership-Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education- University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Fellow-Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy)

Areas of Competence:
  • Material Science (cementitious and nano particles)

  • Chemistry Education Curriculam and Pedagogy

  • Educational Leadership and Management


  • Zayed University (2013- present)

  • University of Technology, Jamaica (2010-2013)

  • University of the West Indies, Mona (2005-2010)


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF2-1-019


+971 2 599 3113

Teaching Areas


Research and Professional Activities

  • Current research interests included the use of local waste materials from livestock to be used as adsorbents for heavy metals and pharmaceutical wastes.

  • She is also interested in the use of culturally relevant active learning pedagogy as high impact learning strategies for teaching chemistry/science to students in a English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) environment.

 Google Scholar Profile


  • Wilson, K., (2020), Balancing the Disruptions to the Teaching and Learning Equilibrium-Responsive Pedagogic Approaches to Teaching Online During the Covid-19 Pandemic in General Chemistry Classes at an Arabian Gulf University, Journal of Chemical Education, , DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00702

  • Wilson, K., (2020). STEM. David, M. E., & Amey, M. J. (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education. SAGE Publications Limited.

  • Wilson, K., (2017) Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Pedagogic Practices in the Context of an Arabian-Gulf University- A Critical Analysis on The Management of this Educational Innovation, ICERI2017 Proceedings, p. 722, doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.0267

  • Copeland Solas, E., & Wilson, K., (2017). Instructor’s use of student-generated annotated concept sketches in formative assessment in general science. Journal of Turkish Science Education, 14(4), 144-161.

  • Wilson, K., Copeland-Solas, E., & Guthrie-Dixon, N. (2016), A Preliminary Study on the use of Mind Mapping as a Visual-Learning Strategy in General Education Science classes for Arabic speakers in the United Arab Emirates, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, (16) 1, 31-52. doi: 10.14434/josotl.v16i1.19181.

  • Solas, E. & Wilson, K. (2015). Lessons Learned and Strategies Used While Teaching Core-Curriculum Science Courses to English Language Learners at A Middle Eastern University. Journal of Turkish Science Education, 12 (2), 81-94.

  • Hylton, K., Hylton-Fraser, K., Guthrie-Dixon, N., & Wilson, K. (2016). Leading and Managing Change to Impact Student Engagement and Attainment - A Case Study of 1st year General Chemistry University Students. International Studies in Educational Administration (Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM)), 43(3), 31-42.