Faculty Champion:Melanie Bowman

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Melanie Bowman joined the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Khalifa University in 2020. She has over 20 years of experience teaching in Australia and the United Arab Emirates at the undergraduate and post graduate level. She is also experienced in delivering training within the vocational education, corporate and military sectors. She has been involved in key training projects and initiatives within commercial and educational environments. Her experience extends into executive coaching and business consulting.


Master of Business Administration - MBA, University Canberra, Australia 2014

Graduate Certificate of Tourism Management, Charles Sturt University, Australia, 2005

Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training, Charles Sturt University, Australia 2004

Technical Areas

Melanie has taught a wide range of courses during her academic career at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. These include Leadership; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Organisational Behaviour; Team Building, Training & Development, Organisational Behaviour, Tourism & Event Management.

Research Interests

Melanie’s research interests and activities include:

·       collaborative learning approaches using innovation;

·       Design Thinking for business and learning

·       sport, leadership and corporate wellness;

·       engaging community through cycling;

·       events and sports tourism

Sporting Interests

Melanie’s passion is cycling and she is actively involved in the Abu Dhabi sporting community as a race participant in running and cycling events. Melanie also volunteers at the sporting events with the most memorable being involved with the Special Olympics. Melanie worked on a project with the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Academy coaching beginner runners in Abu Dhabi. The greatest achievement of this run group was seeing one of the runners complete a marathon - amazing!

Social Media Links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/melaniebowman/ https://www.instagram.com/melbowman1/ https://www.strava.com/athletes/30309364