Dr. Hounaida Abi Haidar

Adjunct Professor | Economic Geography

10 years academic experience in Environmental and Urban Policies

10 years of research in basic sciences and urban studies

5 years experience in private sector

Dr. Hounaida Abi Haidar, an Irish/Lebanese national, is an expert in the areas of Urban Geography with the track record in strategy and policy analysis. Her involvement into a number of Academic and Non-Governmental urban and environmental projects gained her experience in the field. Dr. Abi Haidar is a graduate of the American University of Beirut- Lebanon, Oxford University- UK and Trinity College Dublin- Ireland and has worked at these universities.

Awards and Recognition
  • The Trinity College Ussher/International Award 2003-2007
  • Congres d'Oncologie du Moyen Orient (COMO-V) 2001: Young Investigator first award
Professional Background
  • Analytics Manager, PharmaPatient, Dublin Ireland
  • Lecturer, Trinity College, Dublin Ireland
  • Unit Coordinator, AUB Medical Center, Beirut Lebanon
  • Executive Officer, Greenline NGO
  • Researcher, AUB Medical School, Beirut Lebanon
  • PhD in Urban Geography, Trinity College, Ireland, 2009
  • MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy University of Oxford, UK, 2002
  • BSc in Environmental Sciences, AUB Lebanon 1998
Areas of Research
  • Urban Governance
  • Urban Environmental Policies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Water Management
List of Publications
  • Abi Haidar H.; Urban Planning and the Shifting Discourses of Governance: The Case Study of Dublin. Progress in Irish Urban Studies. 2005; 1 (1):17-26
  • Haidar J., Mahfouz R., Abi Haidar H., Jaafar H., Bazarbachi A., and Daher R. Serum Flt-3 Ligand Variation as Predictive Indicator of Hematopietic Stem Cell Mobilization. J Hematother Stem Cell Res. 2002; 11:533-8
  • Chehal A., Sharara A., Abi Haidar H., Haidar J., and Bazarbachi A. Acute Viral Hepatitis A and Parvovirus B19 Infections Complicated by Pure Red Cell Aplasia and Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. J Hepatology. 2002; 37:163-5
  • El-Sabban M., Abu Merhi R., Abi Haidar H., Arnulf B., Khoury H., Basbous J., Nijmeh J., de Thé H., Hermine O. and Bazarbachi A. Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus Type 1-Transformed Cells Induce Angiogenesis and Establish Functional Gap Junctions with Endothelial Cells. Blood. 2002; 99:3383-9
  • El-Sabban M., Abu Merhi R., Abi Haidar H., Khoury H., Nijmeh J., Basbous J., Hermine O. and Bazarbachi A.; Adhesion and Intercellular Communication between Neoplastic T-Lymphocytes and Vascular Endothelium. Blood. submitted
  • Homeidan F.R, I. Charkroun, H. Abi-Haidar, and M. El-Sabban (2001). Protein Regulators of Eicosanoid Synthesis: Role in Inflammation. Curr Protein Pept Sci. 2002; 3:467-84. Invited review