Dima completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of Bath studying the role of alpha-synuclein in Parkinson's disease. Following this, she worked as a lecturer in the school of pharmacy at AL-Baath University, Syria for six years. Dima joined UCLan in 2018 as a fellow researcher at the University of Central Lancashire to pursue a career in academia/research and in 2019 she started her role as a lecturer in physiology and pharmacology in the school of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.
Dima teaches across a range of subjects in biochemistry, clinical biochemistry, molecular biology and physiology. Dima also offers and supervises projects for final year biomedical students in the field of neuroscience. She also has a range of research interest in studying neurodegenerative diseases in terms of the role of inflammation and oxidative stress in neurodegenerative diseases.
Dima graduated from a pharmacy school and before joining UCLan, she worked as a lecturer at a school of pharmacy for 6 years which helped her develop as an academic in HE where she taught a variety of subjects. Dima was academic advisor for first year pharmacy students at UCLan. She was involved in neuroscience research during her PhD and as fellow researcher at UCLan, and she also supervised master students n projects related to diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer's disease.
- PhD Biochemistry, University of Bath, 2012
- Diploma in Microbiology and Biochemistry, Damascus University, Syria, 2005
- BSc Pharmacy, Tishreen University, Syria, 2003.