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.