With over 28 years of experience in the field of Education and Educational Psychology across the UK and the Middle East, Ruba brings expertise, evidence-based practice, empathy, and passion to her work. Ruba obtained her doctoral degree from University College London (UCL) in 2012 with a focus on school development and reform. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, UK, and the Community Development Authority in Dubai.
Ruba’s work in the UK, UAE, and wider within the GCC and MENA region has given her international expertise and a multi-cultural approach to her work. This exposure has given Ruba insight and in-depth knowledge of various cultures and school curricula facilitating innovative and inspired solutions for the families, children, and the stakeholders she supports.
As a psychologist, teacher and mother, Ruba is an advocate of inclusion, the wellbeing of students, their parents, and school communities. Her experience covers all aspects of child and education psychology. An expert in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Wellbeing, she has developed and monitored the implementation of remedial, educational, and developmental programs for children aged 3 to 19 years. As clinical director, Ruba has responsibility for strategy, business development, and managing a team of practitioners. She has led multidisciplinary teams in complex cases.
An international speaker and presenter, Ruba is a recognized member of the Dubai community. She participated in the “With Hope- Dubai” part of the Creative Lab (Dubai Government Accelerator) on Child & Adolescent Mental Health. She has led professional teacher training initiatives; has been invited to present at conferences and had regular TV appearances.
Invited by Routledge to contribute to a chapter in a book called “The Routledge International Handbook of Dyslexia in Education”. In press.
Contributed to a chapter in “Introduction to Psychology: Reflecting the Mena/GCC Human Experience”- 2017
Al Qassimi Foundation publication – policy paper published by the foundation titled: “Education Reform in the UAE: An investigation of teachers’ beliefs and views of change and factors impeding reforms in schools in Ras Al Khaimah – 2013