Dr. Iqbal Al Shayji
PhD, MSc, BSc
Department of Natural Sciences
College of Health Sciences
The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training
Dr Iqbal AlShayji is an assistant professor at the department of Natural Sciences, College of Health Sciences at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait. She was the head of the department for 5 years (2008-2013), after which she spent 2 years (2013-2015) as an honorary research fellow at the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK, where she investigated the effects of breaking up sedentary time and ethnicity differences in fat metabolism in response to exercise. Recently, Dr AlShayji participated in the SOS-framework (Systems of Sedentary behaviours), which is an international transdisciplinary consensus framework for the study of determinants, research priorities and policy on sedentary behaviour across the life course – a DEDIPAC-study (Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity Knowledge Hub). Dr AlShayji received her PhD degree from the University of Glasgow in 2008, where she developed a new method to determine the kinetics of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and used it to investigate the possible mechanisms by which exercise reduces plasma triglyceride concentrations. She received her M.Sc. degree in clinical chemistry from the Faculty of Medicine and her B.Sc. in biochemistry from the Faculty of Sciences, both from Kuwait University. She was the recipient of the 2006 Best Communication Award and 2008 Best Investigator Award both from the HEART UK annual conferences. She is an author of peer reviewed scientific articles and an invited reviewer for high-impact journals and book chapters.