DrThurayaAAlmansooriPostgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP) Programme Director since 2016
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, College of Science

Short Bio:

Thuraya A. Rahman Almansoori has been the Director of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP) Programme in the Unit for Teaching Excellence and Leadership (UTEL) at the University of Bahrain (UoB) since August 2016. She has been a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK since October 2017.

Thuraya has been actively involved in faculty development initiatives at the UoB since she completed the PCAP programme in 2008. She was a group mentor in the PCAP programme offered in collaboration with York St. John University, from 2008-2012. In 2013, she was nominated a member in the committee designed the UoB PCAP programme, which has been accredited by the UK HEA in August 2013. She was assigned a lecturer in the PCAP programme, from 2013 to 2016. She delivered two courses PCAP501 (Reflective Practice) and PCAP502 (Personal and Professional Development). She has been nominated a member in the committee revised the PCAP and the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes, which have been reaccredited in August 2017. She has been actively involved in founding a new faculty development programme; entitled: New to Teaching in Bahrain (NTB).

Thuraya has been actively involved in the delivery of a wide range of faculty development standalone workshops. She has been nominated a member in the CPD portfolio assessment committee targeting UK HEA fellowship recognition. She coordinated the delivery of the CPD programme. Currently, she coordinates the delivery of the PCAP programme.

Thuraya is also an assistant professor in the Department of Biology, which she joined in 1991. She teaches Plant Physiology, Cell Biology and General Biology. Her research interest is stress physiology.


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