Dr Anisa Vahed, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China

Anisa Vahed is an Associate Professor of Practice in Educational Development at the Academy of Future Education, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, China. She holds several prestigious distinctions, including being a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fulbright Fellow, an NRF Y2 Rated Researcher, a Future Professor Programme Scholar, and a Teaching Advancement at University (TAU) Fellow.

Before her current position, Dr. Vahed worked as a Dental Technology academic, practitioner, and researcher in the Dental Sciences department at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) in Durban, South Africa. She still maintains her connection with DUT as an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Operations and Quality in the  Faculty of Management Sciences  at DUT.

Her research interests include virtual exchange programs to internationalize the curriculum, industry-based transdisciplinary projects to enhance students’ learning experiences, AI-enhanced teaching and learning, and promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry. She has presented numerous papers, workshops, and seminars on her research interests in various national and international settings.