Hanaa Almoaibed is a Research Fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. Her research explores the influence of social dynamics on attitudes toward work, education and career choices and youth transitions in the GCC, with a particular emphasis on vocational education in Saudi Arabia.
She was awarded her PhD from UCL’s Institute of Education where her thesis explored the role of structure and agency in young people’s choices in Saudi Arabia. She has worked with several private, public and not-for-profit entities, managing multi-stakeholder research projects related to youth, careers entrepreneurship and education. She has over 15 years of experience consulting for different academic institutes, businesses, think tanks and consultancies such as Chatham House, SOAS, UCL Consultants and various entities within the Middle East.