Dr. Noora Lari is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the Social & Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) – Qatar University, which she joined in September 2009. She earned her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy in 2016, specializing in Gender and Equality from the University of Durham, England. Her PhD thesis entitled “Gender and Equality in the Workplace: A Study of Qatari Women in Leadership Positions”. She received a Master of Arts degree in Social Research Methods (Sociology) from Durham University in 2012. Her dissertation topic entitled “Women’s Attitude towards Domestic Violence in Qatari Society”.

Her research interests are in feminist theory and development, gender and equality and social change.

Moreover, Dr. Lari has been involved with a range of academic survey research activities projects and research papers relevant to developments in quantitative and qualitative research. Her scope of work includes projects on survey research methods following a range of stages from designing questionnaires to sampling methods, writing reports and conducting data cleaning and analysis using SPSS, STATA and NVivo.

She participated in a number of conferences and workshops related to research methods and computer based application in social science. These include the use of SPSS, the use of NVivo and programming in STATA at the University of Durham and Qatar University.

Academic Positions

  • Present2017

    Assistant Research Professor

    SESRI, Qatar University

  • 20162012


    SESRI, Qatar University

  • 20112009

    Research Assistant

    SESRI, Qatar University


  • Ph.D 2016

    Sociology and Social Policy

    University of Durham, England

  • “Gender and ``Equality in the Workplace: A Study of Qatari Women in Leadership Positions”
  • M.A 2011

    Social Research Methods

    University of Durham, England

  • “Women's Attitude towards Domestic Violence in Qatari Society”
  • B.A 2009

    English Literature and Linguistics

    Qatar University

Research Training

  • 2012
    AAPOR 67th Annual Conference: Evaluating New Frontiers in Public Opinion and Social
    Research: Preliminary Program
    Orlando, Florida
  • 2010
    Blaise Programing, SESRI, Qatar University
  • 2010
    Survey Design, University of Essex Summer School
  • 2010
    Survey Data Analysis, University of Essex Summer School

Data Analysis Computer Skills

  • STATA, SPSS, NVivo, Minitab and Blaise

Language Proficiency

  • Native Level Proficiency in Arabic and English