Dr. Dena Al-Thani

Assistant Professor and the Director of Interdisciplinary Programs

Hamad bin Khalifa University

Dr. Dena Al-Thani is currently an Assistant Professor and The Director of Interdisciplinary Programs at the College of Science and Engineering at Hamad bin Khalifa University.

Dr. Dena Al-Thani research areas of interests are inclusive design, accessibility, and designing for eHealth. In 2016, Dr. Dena Al Thani was awarded her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Queen Mary University of London; her thesis is specialized in Human-Computer Interaction and inclusive design.

Dr. Al-Thani is now actively publishing papers in high ranked journals and international conferences and book chapters and is keen to see the impact of her research on assistive technology research in Qatar in the world. She is a part-time consultant for Research and Innovation at the Mada Assistive Technology Centre, where she works with the innovation team. Dr Al-Thani actively participates as a keynote speaker and a panelist in key world forums including the annual meeting of the UN council working group on internet policy issues, the UN Human Rights Social Forum, the Gulf Region Education and Assistive Technology Conference (GREAT), the World Health Innovation Summit and the 12th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, UN.