Resume of Dr. Lamya Alkooheji
A freelancer and consultant with extensive experience as an academic at the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Bahrain. freelance writer, author and trainer. Worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Bahrain. Has experience in tertiary teaching, research, and PhD and Masters’ degree in Linguistics. Combines a focus on student achievement with a passion for scholarly work, focused on teaching and learning innovation through educational technology. Driven to succeed with the ability to influence people and initiate change. Deeply invested in quality teaching at all levels.
Strong public speaking
High level research skills
Academic and creative writing
Communicating complex ideas
Management of material resources
Quality control analysis
July 2019-date Establisher and CEO of Kooheji for Training and Education Management, a consultant and trainer.
Mar 2013 – June 2019
Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, College of Art, University of Bahrain
Sept 2014- May 2015
Director, Centre for General Studies, the Royal University for Women, Bahrain
Sept 2000 – Mar 2013
Graduate assistant, Department of English Language and Literature, College of Art, University of Bahrain
PhD in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Grade obtained B, first of my batch (Thesis title: Discursive Strategies Used by the Political Parties at the Bahraini Council of Representatives)
Master Degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Grade obtained B+ (first of my batch)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Language- Minor French Language from the University of Bahrain, Overall GPA 3.33 (B+)
DELF 1er Degrée Diploma (A1, A2, A3 and A4), Diplome d’Etudes de Langue Francias, (First degree in French Language Studies Diploma)
University Courses Taught
General language courses, advance grammar, general reading and writing courses, academic writing and research courses, linguistics, sociolinguistics, English for specific purposes (English for IT and English for Science)
Publications, Productions and Presentations
Feb 2021 'University Graduates’ Perception on the Effect of EFL Speaking Skills about Employability (coauthored with Dr. Abdulghani Al-Hittami),
Nov. 2020 Editor of an Arabic anthology entitled Bintidharil Matter (بانتظار المطر: مجموعة قصصية لمؤلفين شباب) published by Muharraq Model Youth Center, Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, Bahrain. Product of an online course on creative writing.
9 & 10th Nov. 2020 One of the presenters in an online workshop presenting the results of the study on digital textbooks in the Gulf State countries, organized by Gulf Arab States Educational Research Centre (GASERC) and attended by curriculum designers and educators working for the ministries of education in the Arabian Gulf countries.
Oct. 2019- Nov. 2020 A member in a research team that won a grant by Gulf Arab States Educational Research Centre (GASERC) the to conduct a study on Digital Textbooks in the member countries and set criteria for designing digital textbooks.
March 2020 Chapter entailed ‘Identity Perception of Pakistani and Balochi Minorities at State Schools in Bahrain in Association with (Implicit) Language Policy’ in Abdulhay, A. , S. Makani & C. Severo (eds.) Language Planning and Policy. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2 May 2018 won a prize in the category of sports medicine research in Nasser bin Hamad Award for Scientific Research in its Second Edition; research co-written with Reema Yusuf and Dr. Abdul Ghani Al-Hattami, entitled “An Overview of Mixed Martial Arts in Bahrain with Focus on Injuries during Training and the Use of Preventive Measures”.
Sept. 2018 ‘Learning Styles Preferences among College Students’, Co-authored with Dr. Abdulghani Al-Hattami. in International Education Studies 11(10):50 · September 2018. DOI: 10.5539/ies.v11n10p50
Jan. 2018 ’Learning Style Preferences among College Students: What Really Matters?’ Paper presented at The 9th International Conference on Language, Education and Innovation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Presented by the Co-author Dr. Abdulghani Al-Hattami, from Bahrain Teacher College, University of Bahrain.
Dec. 2017 Discourse and Identity Formation: Parliamentary Debates in Bahrain, co-authored with Dr. Chitra Sinha, John Benjamins Publications, Amsterdam
Sept 2018. ‘Learning Style Preferences among College Students’ . International Education Studies. Vol. 11 : 10, pp. 50-63. co-authored with Dr. Abdulghani Al-Hattami
August 2018. Connectivity 1: English Language for Information Technology. Self-published.
July 2018. بلا جناح, Bila Janah. a novel (in Arabic). Arabic Scientific Publishers, Beirut, Lebanon.
May 2017 Writing the script and directing the opening movie of a Panel Discussion on Advancing Equality and Empowerment of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math),” held at the University of Bahrain under the patronage of Ms. Hala Al-Ansari, General Secretary, Supreme Council for Women. Link to video is HERE
Jan. 2017 عشوائيات من دفتر د. رشا ‘ashwa-iya:t min daftar doctora rasha. a novelette (in Arabic). Arab Science Publications, Beirut, Lebanon.
2016 ‘Political Wit in the Bahraini Council of Representatives: An Ideological Struggle.’ Issues in Political Discourse Analysis. Volume 4 Issue 2, pp. 155-170.
In-press: ‘Identity Perception of Pakistani and Balochi Minorities at State Schools in Bahrain in Association with (Implicit) Language Policy’. Current Issues in Language Planning (CILP). (forthcoming ).
Delivered Workshops and Talks
How to Write a Novel workshop, dn extensive novel writing group for students, based on several meetings followed by online and email communication for editing and discussing extracts in order to produce and publish novels or novellas in either Arabic or English
Member of First Woman Forum committee, contributed to organizing a Panel Discussion on Advancing Equality and Empowerment of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math),” at the University of Bahrain, which took place on 8 May 2017 under the patronage of Ms. Hala Al Ansari, General Secretary, Supreme Council for Woman, Bahrain. Main responsibilities: screenwriting and directing opening film and preparing speakers short bio presentations.
5 Aug 2016
Presented a speak entitled ‘Framing and Reframing: Create Your Story’ in Mawane Majlis (preparatory sessions on creating a city architectural archive), organized by Mawane, Bahrain.
Delivered a total of seven hour workshops on ‘Tips from French Children Don’t Throw Food book’, Bahrain
Hosted live in the radio talk show “Nabedh Al Shabaab” on Bahrain Radio, Language and Bahrain Identity. Hosted by Al Banna and Sabeeka.
Interviewed on Bahrain Radio, discussion on PhD Thesis on a radio show ‘Utroohat’, hosted by Dr. Suhair Al Muhannandi.
Delivered an intensive two-hour workshop on “Editing and Proofreading Skills for English Language Major Students”, Dept. Of English Language and Literature, University of Bahrain
Delivered a three-hour workshop on Organising Priorities “Enforcing Discipline Through Choosing Your Words” to teachers of primary level at Kanoo International School, Bahrain in 3rd Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School (ARKIS) Conference
Conducted a three-hour workshop entitled “Enforcing Discipline Through Choosing Your Words” to teachers and administrative at Palms Primary School, Riffa, Bahrain.
Delivered a two-hour lecture (in Arabic) entitled “Skills of Successful Conversation” to students at Al Ma’arif, Intermediate School, Riffa, Bahrain
Hosted talk by journalist and TV presenter Shaer in “Kalima Akheerah” talk show (in Arabic). Topic discussed: discursive strategies used in political language to convey a political party’s ideology
Delivered a workshop on Organising Priorities (in Arabic) to the administrative team of Kanoo International School, Bahrain in 1st Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School (ARKIS) Conference
Apr. 96- Aug. 1997
Carried out several public interviews and published articles in Akhbaar Al-Khaleej, local newspaper in Bahrain
24&26 Feb 2015
Ta'seel staff development workshop in NQF Mapping, delivered by Ms. Margaret Cameron, conducted at the Royal University for Women, Bahrain
20 Mar 2015
Capacity building workshop on ILOs and PILOs (Learning Outcomes), delivered by Dr. Bassam & Dr. Tajj, conducted at the Royal University for Women, Bahrain
3 Mar. 2010
“Writing the PhD Thesis”, Transferable Skills Program, University of Edinburgh, UK
11 Nov 2009
“Preparing a Business Plan”, Transferable Skills Program, University of Edinburgh, UK
4 Nov 2009
“PR, Marketing, and Market Assessment”, Transferable Skills Program, University of Edinburgh, UK
8 May 2009
“Proof Reading”, Transferable Skills Program, University of Edinburgh, UK
5 Feb 2009
“Accessing University Resources from Home”, Transferable Skills Program, University of Edinburgh, UK
5 Feb 2009
“Preparing and Printing Large Form Posters”, Transferable Skills Program, University of Edinburgh, UK
3 Feb 2009
“Writing a Document with LaTeX”, Transferable Skills Program, University of Edinburgh, UK
28 Jan 2009
“Web Publishing (Nvu)”, 28 Transferable Skills Program, University of Edinburgh, UK
19 Nov 2008
“Linking Fieldwork Experiences”, Transferable Skills Program, University of Edinburgh, UK
7 March 2008
“Writing for Research Students in the Social Sciences”, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
19 Nov 2007
“Managing Your Supervisor”, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
5 Nov 2007
“Planning Your Personal Training and Development”, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
2 Nov 2007
“Making the Most of Your Research and Keeping it Safe”, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
26 Oct 2007
“Starting Your Research Degree: Arts and Social Sciences”, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
“A Balancing Act: Dealing with the Stress of Doing a Research Degree”, University of Leeds, UK
Jul– Aug 2002
An Introduction to the NLP
Attended a workshop “Setting Goals and Achieving them”, conducted by the Alumni Club of UoB
Oct –Nov 2000
“Speech Craft Workshop” (16 hours), conducted by Manama Toastmaster Club, Bahrain
1–5 Dec. 1999
“Achievers: Leadership and Personality Development Training Workshop” (20 hours), conducted by Advanced Institute of Management
Attended a course in “Script Writing I” at Idea Gallery- Discovery Unlimited, Manama
Attended a course in “Fiction Writing” at Idea Gallery- Discovery Unlimited
Jul. 1997 Nov. 1997
Intensive course in “French Language” at Le Centre de Linguistique Appliquée (CLA) in Besançon, France, Level: intermediate 2
“Business and Practical Administration” course; Ministry of Education - Adult Education Directorate, (60 hours), grade obtained 89%
Sept. 2016- March 2017 a member of the First Woman Symposium Committee (an ad hoc committee under the Equal Opportunity Committee at the University of Bahrain)
Feb. 2000-Jan 2002 Administrative member of the Alumni Club of the University of Bahrain
Sept. 1999 - Feb. 2000 President of the College of Arts Society at the University of Bahrain (the first female President of a college society at the University of Bahrain)
Fluency in both Arabic (first language) and English, Intermediate level French.