Research Standing Committee

The Research Standing Committee is comprised of representatives from the colleges and both campuses and meets every month to discuss issues pertaining to growing the research capacity of Zayed University.

Research Standing Committee Charge:

1. to review and recommend research and scholarly/creative activity policies and procedures

2. to review strategic plans for research and scholarly/creative activity

3. to frame issues and advise on such matters as:

  • a vision/mission statement for research and creative activity at ZU
  • definitions of appropriate research activities for ZU
  • infrastructure and support to stimulate scholarly and creative activity
  • enhancement of scholarly, creative activity and interdisciplinary research and dissemination of the results
  • student involvement in undergraduate scholarly and creative activity
  • annual review of guidelines for and operation of the internal faculty scholarly and creative activity grants, and when necessary, to recommend revisions

4. to review and make recommendations on competitive grant and award programs offered within the University as needed, including

  • ethical research approvals
  • competitive research grants, such as, but not limited to, ‘Research Incentive Fund (RIF)’ grants

Members for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Michael Allen (Chair)

Assistant Provost for Research

Dimitrios Papandreou

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Hanada Thomure

College of Education

Nezar Andary

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Paolo Mura

College of Communication and Media Science

Anoud Bani-Hani

College of Technological Innovation

Kara McKeown

University College

Sabrina DeTurk

College of Arts and Creative Enterprises

Fatma Taher

College of Technological Innovation

Christina Gitsaki

Center for Educational Innovation

Mouawiya Alawad

Institute for Social and Economic Research

Ingrid Liekens

Office of Research

Priya Sridhar

Office of Research

Lilian Le

Library and Learning Commons

Shurooq Al Hashimi

Office of Research

Balqees Ahmed

College of Business