Dr Fahdia Khalid

Department: Cardiff School of Management

Office/Location: 2.41b

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2041 6942

Email: fkhalid@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

​​I am a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Cardiff School of Management since September 2023. I am a Senior Fellow of Advance Higher Education and an Academic Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Prior to joining Cardiff Met University I worked at University of the West of England, Bristol; Bahrain Polytechnic, Bahrain and University of Central Punjab, Pakistan. In 2022, I received CEO's Research Award Teaching and Learning; the same year I also received appreciation as a 'Young Pakistani Achiever in Kingdom of Bahrain', from Embassy of Pakistan, Bahrain. Over the past 18 years, I have been a teacher, teacher trainer, module leader, programme leader, corporate trainer, academic projects supervisor and a department head. I had also been a consultant for General Directorate of Qualification, Bahrain; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit-Pakistan, and for the Department of Professional Development, Government of Punjab, Pakistan. I have developed and delivered modules and conducted trainings in public and private sector. 

I did my Doctorate from University of Bath, Bath, UK, September 2020 for which I received scholarship, merit, and distinction. I obtained my MBA from University of Central Punjab, Pakistan with a first position and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Punjab, Pakistan. I also did a range of qualifications for my professional development. I received Certificate of Achievement on Quality Matters Rubric, from Quality Matters, USA; Google Data analytics Professional Certificate by Google; Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning; Leadership and Management Program Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma Certificate in Adult Education, Planning and Management, Training and Development; Post Graduate Certificate Course in Teaching and Learning and a Bachelor of Computer Sciences.


​I am teaching on a range of HRM modules that are a part of undergraduate, postgraduate and/or executive programmes.


​I am interested in understanding people development and talent management in a range of public and private sector organisations and as part of changing societal context. At present, I am working on a co-authored paper analysing the perspectives of professionals leaving UK-HE. 

My doctoral research was around analysing the changing role of academics and higher education institutions. My thesis investigated University Industry Knowledge Exchange (UIKE) as part of HE academics' role and if it can serve the goals of professional development for academics. Incorporating perspectives from Human Resource Management and Teacher Training in HE, this study unpacked academics' professional practices and proposed a more holistic model for enhancing academics' participation in UIKE. For this project, I received CEO's Research Award Teaching and Learning-2022.

I will be interested in working on research projects related to teaching and learning, accreditations, assessment and evaluation, employability and talent management practices.

Key Publications

Khalid, F. (2022, July). The domains of academic practice. Presented at Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Teaching in the spotlight: Where next for enhancing student success?, Online. Available from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10187904

Khalid, F. (2020). University industry knowledge exchange and academics' professional development. (Thesis). University of Bath. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10187908. Available from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10187908

Khalid, F. (2019). The choreography of talent development in higher educationHigher Education Studies9, 40-52. Available from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10187891

Khalid, F. (2017). Accreditations and internationalization of the Business School CurriculaInternational Journal of Higher Education Management4(1), . Available from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10187889

Khalid, F. (2017). Intellectual capital integration for value co-creation in higher educationAsia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies3(1), 125-140. Available from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10187893

Khalid, F. (2017, March). How humanizing learning can enhance a flipped classroom experience. Presented at Training Summit: Enhancing Educating, Training and Lifelong learning - Bahrain Training Institute, Isa Town, Bahrain, Bahrain Training Institute, Isa Town, Bahrain. Available from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10187902

Khalid, F. (2016). Transforming strategic outlook on sustainability: The case of higher education institutions in the gulf cooperation council (GCC) countries. In Seventh Annual GCES Syposium: Inovation and transformation: Values, challenges and prospects for education and the GCC (46-54). Available from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10187895

Wiele, P. V., Khalid, F., Ribiere, V., & Ermine, J. (2015). Employability, a topic for knowledge exchange to strategically positioning higher education institutions. In V. Ribière, & L. Worasinchai (Eds.), Proceedings of The 12th International Conference on Intellectual Capital Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning ICICKM 2015 (309-315). Available from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10187897

Other Projects and activities

​I was invited on UCP-TV, Pakistan on their programme 'Kamyab', to share my perspective and to inspire youth. View here​.

I performed as the programme validation chair to review Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management at Gulf University, Bahrain.

I was an external reviewer for General Directorate of Qualification, Bahrain to assess   CIPD Level-7 HRM Qualifications delivery by Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance, Bahrain.

I had been a mentor for young professionals and students throughout my career.

I developed a KEY-STAGE based action plan for Transformation of Government Primary Schools from Urdu to English Medium.

I developed a teacher training manual for Government of Punjab (Education Dept.), Pakistan.

I also developed learning outcomes-based Teacher Guides for the teaching of Mathematics with ICT integration for secondary school teachers.

I was a Girl Guide and in-charge of Skill development in my early professional years.​

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