Dr. Nadhiya Abdulla

Research Associate


Ms. Nadhiya Abdulla has worked in a career spanning over eight years in the educational sector. Following the successful completion of her “Bachelor’s degree in Education”, with a distinction in teaching practice from the University of KwaZulu Natal (2005-2009), she assumed the role of a Biology and Chemistry subject teacher in secondary school. Subsequently, she pursued her Master’s degree in “Pedagogy for Higher Education Institution” from Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine (2010-2012).

Post-Master’s, Ms. Abdulla transitioned into roles of, serving as a science teacher educator and curriculum developer. She played a pivotal role in the development of a Human Rights Education Course and during this tenure, she worked as part of the team in developing, comprehensive student and teacher “Human Rights Club Manual”, and contributed to the formulation of a Human Rights Club.

Ms. Nadhiya Abdulla worked at TVETA from 2017 to 2018 and showcased her expertise in vocational training course development. Her responsibilities included the revision and enhancement of national competency standards, the creation of new national competency standards, and coaching tutors on the effective implementation of curriculum aligned with the national competency standards.

In the field of research, Ms. Nadhiya Abdulla demonstrated her commitment by conducting research on identifying and addressing gender-based violence in education at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, during the academic year 2016-2017.

She has completed her Ph.D. in Management from Dnipro State Agrarian Economic University (2019 September-2023 September), and her three-year doctoral journey focused on comprehending and managing farming activities in the Maldives towards sustainability. Ms. Nadhiya Abdulla’s scholarly contributions include over 11 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals indexed in databases such as the Web of Science Core Collection and Scopus. She has acquired proficiency in both the Russian and Japanese Language.