Associate Professor of language learning and education at the Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine. His main research interests developed over years to include teaching and learning foreign languages, multilingualism and intercultural studies, technology and education, inclusive education and higher education and development in context of crises. He has been a Co-investigator on more than 15 British and EU-funded research, capacity building and mobility projects in full partnership with British and European universities (e.g. Disability Under Siege & Culture for Sustainable and Inclusive Peace) and the Principal Investigator on this project, Disabled Voices from Gaza.
English language instructor at the University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) since 2004. He obtained his first BA in TEFL, BA in English literature, Postgraduate Diploma in professional translation, MA in Linguistics and English Language Studies, and his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Methodology. Mr. Mahmoud is a certified training professional with the Asian Regional Training and Development Organization (ARTDO), a certified trainer for IELTS (International English Language Testing System), and recently became a certified trainer for PCELT from World Learning/SIT. He has published a number of papers in international journals. His key research interests include teaching and training, ESP, Needs Analysis, Effective Communication Skills, and teaching.
Executive Director of Action on Armed Violence.
Having researched armed violence in over two dozen conflicts, he has been a member of an expert working group on explosive weapons for the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, sits on the advisory committee to the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Explosive Weapons, and is an expert member of the Forum on the Arms Trade.
He also sits on the Advisory Board for the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Post Conflict Trauma; PrOTeCT at Imperial College London. He is on the board of the charity Every Casualty. He is a visiting academic at the University of Southampton with the International Blast Research Network.
He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Portsmouth for his writing on guns and suicide bombings.
an activist in the field of persons with disabilities, has been the Coordinator of Disability and Inclusion Services Center at the Islamic University of Gaza for over 10 years. She has also worked as a trainer for many courses related to persons with disabilities, training media professionals in disability issues, assisting students with visual impairment in using Braille, raising awareness of persons with disabilities’ rights. Nesma obtained her bachelor and Master degrees from the Islamic University of Gaza, and she is now working toward her PhD at IUG. Nesma’s primary research interests are trends of integrating students with disability in higher education organizations, inclusive policies and practices within the project titled “Disability under Siege” and the practical reality of female graduates with disability.
Civil engineer Sharehan Al-Masri has held the position of projects coordinator at the Islamic University of Gaza since 2010. She is currently a coordinator for the projects "Disabled Voices from Gaza" and "Culture for Sustainable and Inclusive Peace" in collaboration with Birmingham University and Glasgow University, respectively.