Abeer Alabdan

Abeer Alabdan graduated from King Saud University (KSU) in 2008 with a first-class BSc honours degree in Special Education Needs, and a specification in the area of Hearing Impairment, KSA. Following that achievement, she been appointed as lecturer in the SEN department at KSU. Part of her work experience includes the supervision and development of the teacher training programme in the School of Education at KSU.

In 2010, she received a full scholarship from the Ministry of Education and KSU to pursue her academic goals in the field of visual impairment (VI) at Bangor University's School of Education.

In 2013, she successfully completed her Master's degree in Education, with Merits, at Bangor's School of Education. Abeer is passionate about further developing and improving special education provision in Saudi Arabia, as well as enriching teachers' knowledge of curriculum–culture interaction.

Currently, she is studying for her PhD under the supervision of both Dr. Jean Ware from Bangor University and Prof. Graeme Douglas from Birmingham University. In her PhD program she aims to investigate the Expanded Core Curriculum for VI students in Saudi Arabia. Throughout her course of study Abeer has participated in various prestigious educational conferences, such as the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and the Oxford Education Research Symposium (OERS). All of these experiences considerably enhanced her knowledge not only in her specialised research area but also the wider aspects of SEN provision.