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Dr. Salama is an experienced and internationally renowned higher education leader and academic. She has held leadership roles across the Australian public and private higher education sectors. Dr. Salama is a pharmacist by training and perused an academic research and teaching career in pharmaceutical novel drug delivery technologies where she completed her Master of Science (MSc) and PhD in pharmaceutical formulations. She is leading research projects in the Respitech Group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in collaboration with the industry, spanning the respiratory drug development process from basic formulation science to clinical trials.

Dr. Salama is a passionate educator, a senior fellow of the higher education academy (SFHEA- AdvanceHE) and holds a Master of Education (Higher Education Leadership). Dr. Salama has developed, taught, coordinated, and managed various higher education undergraduate and postgraduate degrees with a focus on employability and lifelong learning skills. She is the founder and leader of the Health Education Scholarship (HES) research group at Macquarie Medical School, Macquarie University in Australia. Her educational research focus is on innovative practices for health, medical and biomedical students and staff engagement and motivation with a particular interest in online/Hybrid/HyFlex delivery modes.

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, Master of Education (MEd), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney

Award Date: 5 Sept 2022

Pharmaceutical Sciences, PhD, Sydney Pharmacy School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Award Date: 18 Dec 2009


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