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Centre For Accreditation And Quality Assurance Team

Dr. Esra Saleh Al Dhaen

Executive Director

Holding a Doctorate of Philosophy from Brunel University London, focused on Strategic decisions and quality in the context of Higher Education, and obtained postgraduate studies in International Business from Leeds Business School. Currently holding the position Director of Centre for Accreditations and Quality Assurance (CAQA) at Ahlia University (Bahrain), as part of the daily activities a high role of supporting various nature of units within the university with all the quality assurance activities and ensuring high quality standards and promulgating the best practices across the university, units has been supported in relation to Quality Management & Control standards pertaining to Academic and Administrative aspects. I am an approved external reviewer/examiner for Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) and Bahrain Quality Assurance (BQA), conducted various QA external reviews at both programme and institutional level.

Ms. Fatema Shawqi Al Marzooq

Head of Quality Review, CAQA

Responsible for ensuring the implementation of the quality assurance standards in line with Ahlia University Quality Management System (AUQMS) and disseminate findings through the review reports to the related channels. The job entails monitoring the implementation of a set of QA related policies and procedures as part of the quality manual, generating quality assurance reports stating the level of implementation of each College, Directorate or unit and facilitate all the Colleges/ Department/ Directorates and Units towards adapting and implementing the QA standards to comply with national and international standards.

Ms. Sara Abdulredha Zaman


Responsible for QA activities that support the University in ensuring high quality standards and promulgating best practices across the University. Furthermore, conducts regular monitoring as part of QA Manual and adapted QA standards to support internal and external quality reviews and evaluations. The QA officer is also responsible to provide suggestion or revisions to any QA policies and procedures in line with detailed benchmarking.

Ms. Luiza Fernandes

Clerical Assistant, CAQA

Provides administrative and clerical support to the Director. Provides administrative support including management of meetings and schedules as well as organizing related documentation and archiving. Also, supports the overall operations of Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance and maintain records for QA related activities.

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