Mariam joined the Middle East Centre in April 2020. She edits the paper series, coordinates online communications and social media and manages academic publications and research outputs of the Kuwait Programme.
She has a BSc (Joint Honours) in Mathematics with Management from Imperial College London and a Master’s in Economics from University College London. Prior to joining the Centre, she worked at King’s College London as an English for Academic Purposes Tutor, as a mentor, teacher trainer and teacher at the British Council in Cairo and as an editor and writer. She has also worked for various international organisations and think tanks.
She has spent many years living in the Middle East; long stints in Cairo, a few months in Tehran and Beirut and a year in Damascus until the outbreak of the civil war. She has been involved in various educational projects supporting Syrian refugees. At King’s, she worked with a team of tutors to design English language MOOCs aimed at displaced Syrian refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon and led a group of students on a pilot trip to Greece to teach mainly Syrian refugees as part of the Sanctuary Programme. At the British Council, she designed the face-to-face component of an English course supporting Syrian refugees in higher education in Egypt.