Khamael Al Safi is a PhD student at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass). Her doctoral research focuses on the first-person subjective experiences of entrepreneurs during the early stages of new venture creation. Specifically, she studies how the emotional experiences of entrepreneurs influence their sense-making efforts and responses to external feedback, through the development of their ideas. Khamael teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Bayes. Her doctoral work is supervised by Dr Susan Hill and Prof Laure Cabantous.
Khamael completed her MSc degree in Organisations and Governance at the London School of Economics and her undergraduate studies in Human Resources and Psychology at Middlesex University Dubai. Before starting her PhD, she taught courses in Organisational Behaviour to undergraduate students at both Middlesex University Dubai and the University of Sharjah. She has also worked at McKinsey and Company, where she worked in developing training programs for board directors in the Middle East. In addition, she has worked in advisory on smart and digital government programs at the Dubai node of the Open Data Institute.
- MSc, London School of Economics, United Kingdom, Sep 2011 – Sep 2012
- BA (Hons), Middlesex University Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sep 2007 – Jul 2010
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), Sep 2017 – present
- Lecturer, Middlesex University Dubai, Sep 2015 – Jun 2017
- Instructor, University of Sharjah, Sep 2013 – Aug 2015
- Research Analyst, Open Data Institute (ODI) Dubai, Jul 2013 – Jul 2018
- Research Coordinator, McKinsey and Company, Oct 2010 – Jul 2011
Arabic and English.
- Al Safi, K. (2019). Navigating Generational Differences in the Workplace. In Hammler Kenon, V. and Palsole, S.V. (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Global Workplace Learning John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-119-22699-4.
- Al Safi, K. (2017). The Influence of ‘Prompting for Value Ranking’ on Career Choices of Youth in the Gulf Arab World. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 16(1).