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Dr. Rafia Ghubash

President, Arab Gulf University

Professor Rafia Obaid Ghubash is President of the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) in Bahrain. She studied at Cairo University to gain her Bachelor of Medicine degree and went on to receive a Ph.D. in community and epidemiological psychiatry from the University of London. As well as her role at the AGU she is also President of the Arab Network for Women in Science and Technology, a network to help women scientists attain leadership positions and to attract more women into science. She takes a strong interest in the education of Arab women in particular and received the 'Middle East Women's Educational Achievement' award in 2002 for her work in this field. She is a practicing epidemiological psychiatrist and held the post of Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Services at United Arab Emirates University until 2001. She has written extensively on Psychiatry and received the award of 'Excellence Physicians' in 2004

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