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Dr Gill Ragsdell reflects on her visit to Gulf States, October 2010

November 15, 2010

Dr Hanadi Buarki, Dr Gill Ragsdell and Dr Maha Said Ali

Dr Gillian Ragsdell, Senior Lecturer and Director of Research Degree Programme in the Department of Information Science, recently joined with alumni in the Gulf States of Kuwait and Bahrain. She was overwhelmed by the hospitality that her department’s PhD graduates extended to her.

Dr Nujoud Almuomen and Dr Gill Ragsdell

Drs Hanadi Buarki and Maha Said Ali were very helpful in making arrangements for meetings and public lectures at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET – the university where they are both employed) and at the neighbouring Kuwait University. Hanadi, Maha and Gillian are shown above after Gillian’s public lecture entitled: Knowledge Management Research: Insights and invitations from Department of Information Science, Loughborough University.


Gillian was also able to meet with DIS alumni Drs Nujoud Almuomen (above right) and Suha Al Awadhi (below right) and Elham Al Dousari, who all work at Kuwait University, before flying on to Bahrain.

Dr Suha Al Awadhi and Dr Gill Ragsdell

Another recent PhD graduate from DIS, Dr Mohammed Mustafa Alabassi, was particularly helpful in supporting Gillian’s activities at Bahrain University. He is shown below with Gillian at the e-Learning Centre where he is Deputy Director.


Gillian said “It was wonderful to meet with so many of DIS’s PhD graduates – I certainly wouldn’t have had such a productive and enjoyable visit without their support. Our alumni are making significant contributions to their organisations and influencing the next generation of students. I am very proud of them!”

Dr Gillian Ragsdell

11th November 2010

Dr Mohammed Mustafa Alabassi and Dr Gill Ragsdell

Dr Gill Ragsdell and Dr Mohammed Mustafa Alabassi

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