Our Leadership

Message from FCHS Director

Prof. Lisa Pratt

Welcome to Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS); an institution where students are supported and encouraged to reach their potential.

Students encounter teaching staff and academic advisors who will encourage and support them to explore the disciplines offered. Time that students spend at FCHS should be a time of discovery, a time for intellectual, creative, and social challenges.

FCHS passion is to enable graduates to gain a depth and breadth of education at the bachelor’s level to ensure that graduates are well prepared to enter the workforce and are highly sought after as employees. Courses focus on specific healthcare programs required in the UAE whilst also deepening and expanding students’ knowledge, pursue interdisciplinary connections and build relationships with peers in other programs to enrich your studies and enhance academic culture in FCHS.

Academic quality assurance is vital in keeping FCHS programs at the forefront of international developments, whilst ensuring a local contextualization to the curricula. FCHS continues to develop both local and international collaborative efforts through partnerships with relevant entities. FCHS is committed to local development and social responsibility and encourages students and staff to participate in community service through volunteer work where relevant. Your journey at FCHS will be both educationally rewarding and fun. You will develop lifelong friendships as you pursue your studies ensuring that health promotion and healthcare in the UAE is of the highest quality.

I look forward to meeting you as you undertake your tertiary studies. I believe you will find FCHS to be an exciting, stimulating and supportive environment in which to shape your future. Make the most of your time with us and when you leave as a graduate ensure that you have achieved all the goals you set yourself before undertaking your studies at FCHS

FCHS being an educational entity is an integral part of the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) and is governed by the same. IAT was founded in 2005 through the Royal decree of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi as a corporate body with complete financial and administrative independence. The establishment of the IAT was an initiative of General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. His Highness envisioned the IAT as a world class career and technical education system that would produce the scientists, engineers and technicians needed for the UAE to build a knowledge-based economy. IAT is a dynamic organization that includes secondary schools, vocational education and training establishments, colleges, academies and other learning institutions. To achieve the objectives handed down to it by the Abu Dhabi Government, IAT relies on best practice teaching and learning processes that are underpinned by a modern curriculum supported by state-of-the-art facilities.

FCHS is under the purview of the IAT acting Managing Director Dr. Ali AlMarzooqi, and the IAT Board of Trustees, consists of prominent individuals with extensive experience in government, academia and industry.

The Chairman of the Board is His Excellency Engineer Hussain Al Hammadi, Cabinet member and Minister of Education. The Vice Chairman of the Board is His Excellency Dr. Faisal AlAyyan and the members of the Board of Trustees are:

Board of Trustees members

H.E Engineer Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Faisal AlAyyan
Vice Chairman
Dr. Abdulla Al Suwaidi
Board Member
Eng. Dhafir Ayed Al-Ahbadi
Board Member
Dr. Faisal Mohamed Albakery
Board Member
Mr. Ibrahim Hassan Abdullah Nassir
Board Member
Mr. Rabea Salem Al Junaibi
Board Member
Dr. Reyadh Abdullatif Al Mehaideb
Board Member
Dr. Yousef Ebrahim Al Akraf
Board Member