2017 LLC Pakistan – Speaker Biographies Gerhard Merrick
Mr. Abbas Hussain
Director: Teachers’ Development Centre.
He holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from University of Karachi and M.Ed. TESOL from University of Manchester. He has also received professional training from the Universities of Pittsburgh, Toronto, Louisville and Chicago. He has presented papers at the UNICEF Regional Conference, Khatmandu, Nepal. His lectures and talks have been appreciated at Houston, Dallas, London, Boston and New York. He is known as an articulate advocate of the intellectual authority of teachers in society.
Mrs. Fakhra Shahid
Head of PYP Programme at Beaconhouse Newlands.
She holds a Master’s degree in School Administration from Beaconhouse National University and another in English Language Teaching from Kinnaird College, Lahore.
She is certified for Skills Development in Professional Development & Support (PD) from University of Exeter- UK.
Prof. Moiz Hussain
Director: ‘The Institute of Mind Sciences’.
He is the pioneer of Yoga, Reiki, Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and many such powerful technologies. Founder of the first Yoga Institute in Pakistan, he presently conducts events, workshops and seminars in Pakistan, India, UAE, Singapore, UK and USA. He holds two doctoral degrees in Clinical Hypnosis and Meta Physics. He is a faculty member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, USA and Certified Reiki Grand Master and Teacher and Licensed Director of Silva Mind Control, USA.
Ms. Marvi Khan
Community Educator – 3P Learning, Pakistan.
Brain Story Certificate holder from Alberta Family Wellness Initiative. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a PD Certificate for Educational Leadership & Management. She is also certified for Training of Trainers by Teacher Development Centre, Karachi.
With over 10 years of successful experience into teaching diverse group of learners (majorly early year students and teachers), she is a student of Mind Sciences and is a certified Hypnotherapist and an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner.
She is also Pakistan’s First Mathletics and Reading Eggs Lead Educator, certified by 3P Learning, Australia.
Mr. Omair Rana
Human Excellence Consultant, Schuitema.
He is a Certified Internal Examiner IGCSE Drama. He holds a BSc (Honours) Degree in Economics and Management. He has been working as a Teacher & Trainer since 1999. He has designed and conducted various workshops and classes for numerous skills and competency development, executed in forms of coaching, workshops and curriculum-based classrooms. These include elements like creative thinking, working in groups, value oriented actions, communication and leadership skills.
Mrs. Tina Hameed
Director: PORTAL Education Consultants.
She has M.Ed. from the University of Exeter, UK, in Teacher Training for English Language Teachers (TTELT) and Teacher Education. She is an accredited tutor from the University of Bradford and University College Plymouth, St. Mark and St John, UK allowing her to teach award bearing in-service courses to teachers and other professionals in Pakistan and abroad.
Mrs. Shama Aleem
CEO: Chand Bagh Foundation
Having an LLM degree from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, she is a Gold Medalist in LLB from University of the Punjab. With an enriched experience of more than 30 years in legislative drafting, Curriculum development, High School and Legal Education, Planning, Establishment and Operation of educational institutions.
Mrs. Mussarat Shahid
Vice Principal at Beaconhouse Newlands
She holds a Master’s degree in ELT from Kinnaird College from Women. To her credits, she holds another Master’s Degree in School Administration and a postgraduate certification from the University of Exeter, UK. Her core areas of interest and expertise are educational leadership, teacher training and English language teaching.
Dr. Mariam Chughtai
Director Pakistan Programmes for Harvard University South Asia Institute, Associate Director, LUMS School of Education
She has a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from Harvard University, specializing in Education Policy, Leadership and Instructional Practice. She also has two Masters Degrees, from Harvard University, in International Education Policy and Education Policy and Management, and a Bachelors in Political Science from Rice University.
As a teaching fellow, Mariam has taught Negotiations at Harvard Law School, Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and several courses at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Ms. Saba Gul Hasan
Founder / Director: SGH Nutrition Services
She has done her M.Phil in Food Science & Human Nutrition. She is also the founder of UTP (Undergraduate Training Program) which offers a platform to young graduates to start their careers with professional skills training. She initiated the SOS Career Coaching Program in 2017 for females at SOS Villages in Lahore.
Dr. Asghar Nadeem Syed
Associate Professor, Urdu Department, GC University, Lahore
He has done his PHD from Bahauddin Zakariya University.
His domain of writing spans around television plays, poetry, essays, short stories and newspaper columns. His serials depict the social injustices in the society including feudal culture, exploitation of women, media moguls and the bureaucracy. He has been associated to teaching for past 33 years.