MPhil Education Leadership and Management


Dr. Faisal Bari

Interim Dean SOE

LUMS School of Education

Dr.Faisal Bari is the Interim Dean of Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education (SOE) at Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS). He is also an Associate Professor of Economics at LUMS where he served as the Head of Department from 2006-2008. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors at Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS). He is a former Executive Director and current visiting research fellow at Mahbubul Haq Human Development Centre.

Dr. Bari has over twelve years of research experience in the field of industrial economics, development economics and education economics. Currently, he is working as Deputy Country Director for Pakistan in the Central Eurasia Project and as an education economist for South Asia at the Open Society Foundation. He has also consulted for various multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies including the World Bank, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Department of International Development (DFID) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
He was also a columnist for English Daily, The Nation and frequently writes for DAWN.

Dr. Bari obtained a Doctorate in Economics from McGill University and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Punjab. He has two Bachelors’ degrees, one from University of Oxford and another from Government College, Lahore.

Dr. Mariam Chughtai

Assistant Professor

LUMS School of Education

Dr. Mariam Chughtai served as an Associate Dean and is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at the LUMS Syed Ahsan Ali & Syed Maratib Ali School of Education. She is also the Director of Pakistan Programs for the Mittal South Asia Institute at Harvard University.

Dr. Chughtai has a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from Harvard University specializing in Education Policy, Leadership and Instructional Practice. She 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, she taught several courses at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, along with Negotiations at Harvard Law School and Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School.

She is now based in Pakistan and working on her forthcoming book on the politics of making and breaking identity through education. Her research interests are in the politics of education, entrepreneurship, and leadership.



Dr. Tayyaba Tamim

Director Academic Programs and Associate Professor

LUMS School of Education

Dr. Tamim is Associate Professor at School of Education LUMS. She has published and presented research papers at several national and international forums. She has led and worked on several funded research projects, in collaboration with USAID, British council and the World Bank. Her research is grounded in issues of social justice and equity in education, across language, gender, caste and religion. A key dimension of her interest is second language education, language policy and teacher education. She uses multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with these issues. This includes the use of Amartya Sen’s capability approach to human development along with the social critical theory of Pierre Bourdieu.

She has more than 20 years of teaching experience at different levels and she has held a number of leadership positions. She was Head Department of Humanities and Social Sciences & and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Economics and Business, Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan. Earlier, she was Director Academics at SZABIST (Shaheed Zulifkar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology) working across all its five campuses, Karachi, Larkana, Islamabad, Hyderabad and Dubai. Here, she also set up the Department of Education which offers MPhil and PhD programmes. Before, she was Assistant Professor and Programme coordinator for English Language courses at the School of Nursing, Aga Khan University. She also worked as a Principal across all the branches of Lahore Lyceum in Pakistan. As such she has led faculty teams for collaborative designing of the curriculum, and curricular retreats for its monitoring and evaluation.


Dr. Gulab Khan

Assistant Professor

LUMS School of Education

Dr. Gulab Khan is associated with the School of Education, LUMS, as an Assistant Professor. Prior to joining SoE, he assumed teaching positions at the University of Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad. At the University of Swat, he also held the position as Director Advanced Studies. In addition, he has a prolific portfolio of over 15 years in teaching, research, and educational leadership and management in the development sector, working with the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan, a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Development Network.

His research interests lie at the intersections of (1) equity of educational access, quality, technology, and student achievement, (2) teacher evaluation and student achievement, and (3) students’ and teachers’ voice and educational governance.

Dr. Khan has a PhD in Educational Theory and Policy from the Department of Education Policy Studies, College of Education, Pennsylvania State University. With a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, he also has a Master of Education (Educational Leadership and Management) from the Institute for Educational Development, Aga Khan University, Karachi, and a Master of Science in Chemistry from the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.


Dr. Mariam Haider

Adjunct Faculty

LUMS School of Education

Dr. Mariam Haider has more than 20 years of experience working with children and families in both clinical and school settings. Her research interests include the investigation of emotional and behavioural problems in children and analyzing the efficacy of programs that focus on such issues. Her area of clinical expertise includes comprehensive developmental and psycho-educational assessments of children with various developmental and learning issues. Dr. Haider has also received extensive training in cognitive behaviour therapy and Mindfulness.

Dr. Haider obtained her PhD in School/Applied Child Psychology from McGill University. After completing her doctorate, she worked as a Research Associate at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the SMBD-Jewish General Hospital. She also has experience teaching at McGill University and working as a psychologist at a private clinic in Montreal. In 2012 she returned to Pakistan and has subsequently worked at a clinic and with various schools.


Dr. Rabea Malik

Assistant Professor

LUMS School of Education

Dr. Rabea Malik’s substantive interests lie in the areas of sociology of education and political economy of education reform in low-income country contexts. Her work explores the role of home and school contexts on access and achievement of children in schools, and policies in ensuring equal opportunities for marginalized children.  She employs statistical, sociological and ethnographic (mixed) methods in her work. For the past three years, Rabea has been studying various education reform initiatives in Punjab and Sindh, including public private partnership mechanisms (PSSP in Punjab, and the EMO model in Sindh), inclusive education pilots, and school-based management initiatives, including changes to financial and administrative autonomy available to school heads. Dr. Malik is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), and has advised Ilm Ideas, DAI Europe, and the Project Management Implementation Unit, Punjab., is the country co-I in Pakistan for Teaching Effectively All Children (TEACh), and is also part of the country team for Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE).

Dr. Malik has a DPhil in education policy from University of Cambridge, a Masters in International Development from University of Sussex, and a Bachelors (Hons) in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).


Dr. Qaisar Khan

Assistant Professor

LUMS School of Education

Dr. Qaisar Khan is serving as an Assistant Professor-Tenure Track in School of Education, LUMS. Previously, he taught basic economics as a lecturer and microeconomics, development economics and research methods as teaching fellow at KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea. He has also worked as a research fellow in the project titled “international study of learning in higher education” a joint collaboration of KDI School and Stanford University. Besides, he has over seven years of work experience in managing and implementing development projects with various national and international organizations in Pakistan.

Dr. Khan obtained his PhD in Development Policy from KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea, and a Masters in Development Policy with majors in Public Finance and Social Policy from the same institute. His research interests lies in applied microeconomics particularly in education, health and labor. His recent research examined the causal link between fertility (quantity) and educational outcomes (quality) within families in Pakistan. His work is the first to attempt quality-quantity tradeoff in Pakistan. His research also studied the effect of family planning exposure on fertility choices and reproductive health care in rural Pakistan.


Dr. Soufia Anis Siddiqi

Assistant Professor

LUMS School of Education

My work is anchored in broad-spectrum qualitative research methods that can help explain the political economy of educational experience in the Pakistani context. Specifically, I investigate how system design engenders inefficiencies and frictions that contribute to contested notions of identity in sites of learning, and their implications for effective service delivery.

This theme informs two of my current projects:

  1. 1. A qualitative investigation I lead into Pakistani public school teacher motivation and identity as part of the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Programme’s Political Economy component housed at the University of Pennsylvania;
  2. 2. A process tracing exploration I co-lead into how delivery models are constructed and enacted by elite public education decision-makers as part of the Pakistan team for Lahore-based think tank IDEAS and its global partners, The Education Commission and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

Previously, I was Technical Advisor to the School Education Department, Punjab where I worked on key policy initiatives with the government, including developing a 5-year roadmap for the province’s most urgent reform needs. This project payed special attention to the need for a coherent learning outcomes dataset as well as governance strategies for whole-system improvement. I was also a member of the Punjab Examination Commission, where I led the Technical Committee for the province’s 2019 Assessment Policy Framework and, between 2015 and 2018, a research advisor to Alif Ailaan, Pakistan’s first education advocacy campaign.

I was Pakistan’s 2010 Rhodes Scholar to the University of Oxford, where I read for a DPhil Education (2017) and MSc Comparative and International Education (2011) at St. Anne’s College. My first degree is in Economics from Government College University Lahore.


Dr. Razia Iram Sadik

Associate Professor

LUMS School of Education

Dr. Sadik is an Associate Professor at LUMS SOE. Her areas of practice have been primarily in higher education program building and research, teacher education, and curatorial practice in both Pakistan and the United States.

Dr. Sadik has more than 20 years of teaching experience in the arts, including 14 years in arts education graduate programs. Prior to joining LUMS, she has taught at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York as full-time faculty, and as an adjunct at the State University of New York, Purchase, NY in the United States. During this time, she taught graduate courses in arts-based research, curriculum design, college pedagogy, and supervised student-teachers in their teaching practicums in New York City public and private schools. In Pakistan she has previously taught at the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD), Beaconhouse National University (BNU), and the National College of Arts, Lahore. Dr. Sadik has played a vital role in developing Pakistan’s two Art Education graduate programs at BNU and PIFD.

Dr. Sadik’s research interests are in arts-based research, critical pedagogy, arts higher education, community arts curriculum, and critical curatorial practice.Specifically, she investigates reflexivity in the learning of adults, particularly artists and teachers at work, through arts-based, narrative and autoethnographic modes of research. Her curatorial work aims to extend art as inquiry to communities through gallery and museum education. Her current research is on the dynamics of institutional cultures and ideologies in arts higher education in Pakistan and the feasibility for critical pedagogy therein. She has published both in the areas of curatorial practice and art education using experimental modes of arts-based research and writing.

Dr. Sadik received her doctorate in Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, United States, her MA, and PGDip. from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts (UAL) London, United Kingdom, and her Bachelor of Design at NCA, Lahore.


Ms. Sannia Hussain

Adjunct Faculty

LUMS School of Education

Sannia Hussain has a Masters in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading, UK, in addition to a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

She also works in the capacity of an English language specialist at the British Council, Lahore. She has extensive teaching experience in areas ranging from English as a Second Language to teacher education.
Sannia is co-teaching courses on Globalisation and Language, World Englishes and Language and Migration at the University of Reading. Prior to that, she has taught the MA ELT programme at the IER at Punjab University and Business English at Institute of Management Sciences. She has also conducted numerous teacher training workshops in both public and private sectors.

She has also been a tutor for In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching (ICELT) and Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) taught in collaboration with PORTAL Education and the University of Cambridge, UK.


Dr. Yasira Waqar

Assistant Professor

LUMS School of Education

Dr. Yasira Waqar is an Assistant Professor at the School of Education at LUMS. During her career, she has taught university level courses in Education Technology and Research, and has worked as a consultant on several national and international projects. 

She holds a Doctorate in Instructional Technology from Columbia University, MA in Computing in Education from Columbia, B.Ed from University of Denver, and a BS in Speech Pathology from University of Nevada.  Her research focuses on meaningful use of technology to augment student learning, and in applying cognitive psychology to inculcate thinking skills in students. 

She is also a former US Certified school teacher, with several years of teaching experience at The Lahore American School and public schools in Denver. Yasira is also a trained speech language pathologist and has worked closely with children with special needs in Pakistan and UAE.



Hasham Nasir

Teaching Fellow

LUMS School of Education

Hasham is a Chevening Scholar engaged in innovative and problem-focused interdisciplinary research on role of internet in transformation of education, gender power relations, governance, statehood and democracy in Pakistan. Employing feminist and postcolonial scholarship he studies these changes in different political spaces and policy areas. In future, he aspires to explore these issues in more depth in a PhD program with a particular focus on the impact of internet on different social imaginaries in South Asia.

Hasham teaches Philosophy of Education and Education and Conflict to undergrads at LUMS. For Education and Conflict he uses case studies from conflict affected countries, to find a link between practice and policy of education in conflict. The lectures, and discussions focus on reconceptualising education in conflict settings as part of a broader learning environment. Hasham Nasir and Dr. Gulab Khan’s Conference paper ‘Situated Learning, Contextual Differences: Exploring Instructional Implications In A Graduate Course On School Effectiveness And Development At An Elite Private University In A Developing World Context’ has been accepted for presentation at 33rd International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement.

Hasham has an MSc in Gender, Media and Culture from London School of Economics.

Joham Aziz

Teaching Fellow

LUMS School of Education

Joham Aziz is a Commonwealth Scholar interested in an interdisciplinary study and application of experimental and non-experimental research techniques in Impact Evaluation. Her research interests include exploration of multi-layered and complex causal relationships in the field of social development, gender and education. She has previously been engaged in designing and implementing a UNFPA sponsored district level survey on women’s socio-economic indicators in Punjab to monitor progress on SDG 5 and 8.

She is currently associated with the School of Education in the capacity of a Teaching Fellow. She has taught and co-taught courses, including, Research Methods (Data Labs), International and Comparative Education and Education, Schools and Violence, at graduate and undergraduate level.

Joham Aziz has a MSc in Impact Evaluation for International Development from University of East Anglia and a BSc (Hons) in Politics and Economics from LUMS.


Daniyal Yousaf

Teaching Fellow

LUMS School of Education

Daniyal Yousaf is a Teaching Fellow at the School of Education (SOE), LUMS. His research interests include race, ethnicity and migration, social and criminal justice and political and urban sociology. He majored in political science during his undergraduate education at LUMS.

Prior to joining LUMS, he has taught at the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences of Beaconhouse National University and has extensively worked with the anti-death penalty organization Justice Project Pakistan as a research consultant and advocacy officer. He has also worked as a journalist and was on the editorial board of the English Language newspaper Daily Times.

At SOE, Mr. Yousaf teaches courses on qualitative research methods and immigration and education, while also overseeing a student-led field research project in the schools of Lahore.

He has a Masters in Sociology from Columbia University where he was a Fulbright Scholar and was trained in ethnographic research methods.

Ahmad Ayub

Teaching Fellow

LUMS School of Education

Ahmad Ayub is a Teaching Fellow at School of Education, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). His substantive interests lie in the areas of applied microeconomics, econometrics and research methods. Previously he worked on Asset Transfer Project at Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) aimed at poverty alleviation of ultra-poor via asset transfers in parts of Southern Punjab. He has also worked as Research Associate on the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) financial inclusion drive in Lahore to revolutionize the asset financing for small entrepreneurs being implemented by University of Oxford and LUMS researchers.

Ahmad Ayub has a MSc in Development Economics from University of Oxford as Commonwealth Shared Scholar, and a Bachelors (Hons) in Economics from LUMS.