Dr Al-Noor Abdullah

Dr Al-Noor Abdullah

Associate Lecturer

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Researcher on mega-dam impact on development in rural areas /Wellbeing Workshop Leader


I am a researcher at Human Geography Faculty at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth. My PhD is on Assessing Economic, Social, Political and Environmental Issues Related to Mega-projects: A case study of Merowe Dam in Sudan I have a Masters in Managing Innovation & Projects from Univerity of Sussex BA (Hons) Business Administration (2:1), University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK. Foundation Degree, Business & ICT, Plymouth City College, Plymouth, UK. IT System Practitioner Support, Plymouth City College, Plymouth, UK. My career spans project coordinator, office administrator, management, business development, consultancy, academia and research across both public and private sectors. I started my career as a Researcher: Merger & Acquisitions at EMC Business Management Consultants, UK in 2012, I moved to Sanctuary Housing in 2013 where I resigned in 2014 to pursue another challenge business development and project coordinator.

Professional membership

Memeber of Development Studies Association. Associate Fellowship, Qualification and Recognition in Higher Education Academy (HEA

Roles on external bodies

Founding member of High Education Access Committee, Sudanese & African House Community volunteer organisations in Plymouth

Teaching interests

Teaching project management for Foundation Degree, City College Plymouth

Wellbeing Workshop Leader, Plymouth University, UK.

Teaching International Business, Plymouth University UK

Research interests

Economic, Social, Political and Environmental Issues Related to Mega-dam projects Socio-economic Development Human Development Social Conflict Political and Current Affairs Project Management and Strategic Management

Grants & contracts

The Seale-Hayne Educational Trust, Plymouth, £3000 grant for fieldwork (data collection)2017

Additional information

Guest Lecture, Economic Development in Developing Economies Guest Lecture, The impact of destitution on asylum seeker mental health I have wider interest in socio-economic, education and wellbeing of asylum and refugee in Plymouth. I am working across NGOs that support asylum, refugee, and BAEM in Plymouth.