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Head of Interprofessional Education Research and Practice








Degree (e.g., PhD, MD) in a relevant field such as education, health professions, or healthcare administration.

Director of Thumbay Institute for Health Workforce Development

Reporting to

Minimum of 5 years of experience in interprofessional education, research, or related fields.




• Interprofessional Education (IPE) Principles
• Healthcare Systems and Practice
• Education Theory and Practice
• Research Methodologies
• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
• Technology in Education and Healthcare



• Leadership Abilities
• Communication Skills
• Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
• Project Management
• Data Analysis

  1. Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement strategic plans for interprofessional education initiatives that align with organizational goals and enhance collaborative practice in healthcare settings.

  2. Research Oversight: Lead research efforts focused on interprofessional education, including designing studies, securing funding, conducting analyses, and disseminating findings through publications and presentations.

  3. Program Development: Design, implement, and evaluate interprofessional education programs for students, faculty, and healthcare professionals across various disciplines, ensuring alignment with accreditation standards and best practices.

  4. Collaboration Facilitation: Foster partnerships and collaborations with academic departments, healthcare institutions, community organizations, and other stakeholders to promote interprofessional learning and practice.

  5. Curriculum Design: Collaborate with educators to integrate interprofessional education into existing curricula, develop new courses/modules, and assess student competencies in teamwork, communication, and collaboration.

  6. Faculty Development: Provide training, resources, and support for faculty members involved in interprofessional education, including workshops, mentoring, and recognition of excellence in teaching.

  7. Student Engagement: Engage students in interprofessional learning experiences, such as simulations, case studies, and team-based projects, to enhance their understanding of collaborative practice and improve patient outcomes.

  8. Assessment and Evaluation: Establish metrics and assessment tools to evaluate the effectiveness of interprofessional education initiatives, collect feedback from stakeholders, and make data-driven improvements.

  9. Advocacy and Outreach: Advocate for the importance of interprofessional education and collaborative practice within the institution, professional organizations, and broader healthcare community through presentations, conferences, and networking.

  10. Policy Development: Stay abreast of policies, regulations, and guidelines related to interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and contribute to policy development at the institutional and governmental levels.

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