Dr. Martina Dickson holds a PhD from the University of London. She is the Head of Undergraduate Programs at Emirates College for Advanced Education in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates. In addition, she teaches science education courses and has held a variety of teaching and advisory positions over thirteen years in Greece, Oman, Hong Kong and the UAE. She was an Educational Advisor to government schools in the UAE for four years from 2007-2011, and her research interests and recent publications include educational reform, novice Emirati teachers, gender in education and science pedagogy. She is presently pursuing an MA in Education and International Development at The Institute of Education, London, UK.