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Khadija Alsarhi

Dr. K.M.H. Alsarhi
+31 71 527 6718

Khadija AlSarhi is a PhD candidate in the research cluster Diversity in parenting and development at the Parenting and Child Development programme group, Leiden University

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Short CV

Khadija holds a BA from Sana’a University in Teaching English as a Second Language, MA from Manchester University, UK, in Adult Education, Literacy and Community Based Development. Khadija also undertaken a career development program on training and development at the Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS) based at Massachusetts Institute for Technology’s (MIT), USA. Khadija career academic career started as teacher at Sanaa University and then moved on to be an international trainer and educator in many projects designed for adolescents and women in Yemen, the Middle East and Africa. In 2014, Khadija was awarded a scholarship from the Dutch government to complete her PhD program at the Parenting and Child Development programme group, Leiden University.

Research by...

Khadija’s research focuses on predictors of sensitive parenting in deprived circumstances in Yemen. In particular Khadija is studying the factors that contribute to differences between parents in deprived circumstances in Yemen. 

Academic career

  • TOT, Middle East, UK International Springboard Woman Personal and Professional Development Program Trained femail trainers in the Middle East. Participants came from Bahrain, UAE, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Qatar, Kuwait and Yemen.
  • British Council, Yemen Regional training of trainers, Dreams and Teams project for youth leadership development.
  • Oxford Committee for Famine Relief Literacy Project (Oxfam), Yemen Literacy teacher for a marginalized community in Yemen.
  • Teacher, TED College School, Turkey Taught English as a second language
  • Teacher, Yeman - America Language Institute (YALI), Yeman Taught English as a second language
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Languages, Sana'a University, Yemen


  • Leiden University PhD scholarship from the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), Ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands.
  • MIT Fulbright, Humphrey mid-career scholarship on developement throught training.
  • Manchester University Chevening Scholarship, UK goverment's international awards for Master degree programmes


Judi Mesman

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen
  • Opvoeding en Ontwikkeling

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4B21



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