Anjum Halai


Associate Vice Provost

Telephone: 92 21 34930051



D.Phil, Education (Mathematics) Department of Education, Oxford University, UK
Masters,Education (Mathematics), Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development Pakistan


Nevaisha- AKU Leadership Advance May 2010

Current areas of teaching

Research Methods in Education
Mathematics Education
Teacher Education

Research interests

Anjum is an international education specialist with strong experience of leading and managing large international research and development projects with partners in Low Income Countries such as Pakistan and Tanzania and those in High Income Countries such as Canada and the UK (E.g. Social Science and Humanities Research Council Canada SSHRC Award #890-210-0027 and Economic and Social Research Council UK Award ES/N010515/1). Her research interests are:
• Issues of social justice in education due to exclusion on the basis of language, gender, conflict or other factors
• Teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms in low income countries


Professor, Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development 2012-to date
Visiting Research Fellow, Sussex University Centre for International Education UK- 2016
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education University of Alberta Canada 2011-2016
Associate Professor, Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development, 2007 - 2012
Visiting Scholar, Comparative and International Education Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Canada, Nov 2005
Assistant Professor, Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development, 2003-2007
Senior Instructor, at Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development, 1998-2002

Professional associations

Africa Regional Congress of ICMI on Mathematical Education (AFRICME)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
East Africa Mathematics Education Research Network (EAMERN)
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME)
Mathematics Association of Pakistan (MAP)
Pakistan Association of Research in Education (PARE)

Awards and honours

Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development, Merit Award (Research) Nov 2004
Doctoral scholarship for full time study at Oxford University in UK 1998-2001
Green College Oxford UK, Student Award for research work in Pakistan 1998
Award of Distinction in course work and dissertation in AKU masters programme 1995
President’s Merit Award for high performance in BA in double mathematics
Merit Scholarship through out the secondary school education

Created on:04/26/2016 Last modified:06/04/2018