About Us

Dr. Khawla Saeed Al Hattawi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Khawla Al Hattawi, an Assistant Professor in the General Education and Foundation Program, holds a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Reading and a Master's in Strategic and Security Studies from the National Defense College. With additional certifications as a Trainer, a Business Continuity and HACCP professional, Dr. Khawla brings a wealth of expertise to her role. With over 23 years in the UAE government and Semi-government roles, she brings extensive experience in both Technical and Senior Management positions.

  • Dr. Khawla's research focuses on Science and Technology, particularly in areas like Environment and Sustainability, Occupational Health and Safety, Food Security, Bioterrorism, and Innovation.
  • Actively involved in professional communities, Dr. Khawla is a member of the Emirates Association for Management Consultants and Trainers, the Environment Friends Society, the National Geographic Association, and an Associate Member of the Business Continuity Institute, UK.


    • Master Degree in Strategic and Security Studies. Aug 2022-Jun 2023

    National Defense College, UAE

    • MPhil to PhD Degree in Science and Technology-Microbiology. Oct 2000-Dec 2003

    The Reading University, UK

    • BS Degree (Hons) in Biology. Sept 1995-Jan 2000

    University of United Arab Emirates, UAE

Teaching Areas

    • Environmental Science
    • Environment, Health and Safety
    • Hazardous Materials
    • CBRN
    • National Defense Policy
    • UAE National Security

Research Interests

    • Science and Technology/ Biotechnology
    • Environment and Sustainability
    • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Food Security
    • Bioterrorism
    • Environmental Disaster/Risk Management 


    • “Bioterrorism & Food Security: Concerns in the UAE” the 4th UAE Biosecurity Conference, Dubai UAE” (28th – 29th October, 2019).
    • “Increasing Chemical Safety and Security/UAE’s experiences for Safe Campuses”- Current Practices and Challenges. in the Chemical Safety and Security Workshop, Abu Dhabi (28th to 30th April 2019).
    • “Human Microchipping” the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) Innovation Month Competition 2019 (1- 28 February 2019).
    • “UAE Food Security Policy” Fifth Arab Conference for Investment in Food Security, Fujairah (3-4 May 2016).
    • Al-Haddad, K. S. H. & Robinson, R. K. (2002). Ecology of Salmonella spp. on poultry farms. Proc. 4th. International Conference, Qatar on Food Safety and Public Health, 10 pp.
    • Al-Haddad, K. S. H. & Robinson, R. K. (2003). The potential application of HACCP to broiler production units in the Arabian Gulf – A Review. Journal of Food Technology, 1(4), 193-198.
    • Itsaranuwat, P., Al-Haddad, K. S. H. & Robinson, R. K. (2003). The Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Consuming ‘Health-promoting’ Fermented Dairy Products: a Brief Update. International J. Dairy Technology, 56(4), 203-210.
    • Al-Haddad, K. S. H. & Robinson, R. K. (2003). Survival of salmonellae in Bio-yoghurts. Dairy Industries International, 69(7), 20-22.
    • Al-Haddad, K. S. H. & Robinson, R. K. (2003). Survival of salmonellae in Bio-yoghurts. International J. Dairy Technology, 56(4), 199-202.
    • Al-Haddad, K. S. H., Al-Qassemi, R. A. S. & Robinson, R. K. (2003). Mint Water – the Science behind the Tradition. Pakistan J. Nutrition, 2(4), 262-263.
    • Al-Haddad, K. S. H., Al-Qassemi, R. A. S. & Robinson, R. K. (2005). The Use of Gaseous Ozone and Gas Packaging to Control Populations of Salmonella infantis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa on the Skin of Chicken Portions. Food Control, 16(5), 405-410
Dr. Khawla Saeed Al Hattawi
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