Research Fellow, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies
Hanaa Almoaibed is a research fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. Her research explores the influence of social dynamics on attitudes toward work, education, and career choices and youth transitions in the Gulf Cooperation Council states, with a particular emphasis on vocational education in Saudi Arabia. She was awarded her PhD from University College London’s Institute of Education where her thesis explored the role of structure and agency in young people’s choices in Saudi Arabia. She has worked with several private, public, and not-for-profit entities, managing multistakeholder research projects related to youth, careers, entrepreneurship, and education. She has over 15 years of experience consulting for different academic institutes, businesses, think tanks, and consultancies, such as Chatham House, the School of Oriental and African Studies, UCL Consultants, and various entities within the Middle East.