Personal profile

Research interests

  • Gender and equality – comparing Eastern & Western perspectives
  • Psychological contract
  • International assignments (expatriation/repatriation)
  • Idiosyncratic Deals (I-Deals)
  • More generally the value and applicability of Western theories in Middle Eastern contexts.

Educational background

  • PhD Queen Mary University of London, Faculty of Business and Management. 
  • MSc HRM  Brunel University
  • Diploma SOAS University, International Business and Development Studies
  • BA (Hons) King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia, English Language and Literature


  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
  • Academic associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • British Sociological Association (BSA)

Personal profile

Professional/editorial offices

  • Associate Editor, Gender, Work & Organization (GWO)
  • Guest Editor, Group & Organization Management (GOM)
  • Editorial Review Panel, Group & Organization Management (GOM)
  • Editorial Board, Work, Employment and Society (WES)
  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Global Mobility (JGM)

PhD Supervision

  • External supervisor at the University of Edinburgh Business School for Faisal Alkadi (PhD in Management, 2021—Present). 
  • External supervisor at the University of Edinburgh Business School for Sona Gachayeva (PhD in Management, 2020—Present).
  • External supervisor at University of Edinburgh Business School for Dotun Ayeni (PhD in Management, 2018—Present).

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]


Twitter: @maryam_dh

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality