Research Administration and Financial Planning

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Nada Messaikeh

Associate Vice Provost, Research Administration and Financial Planning

Nada Messaikeh is responsible for providing support to the NYUAD’s research, creative activities, and outreach initiatives supporting the Provost and the University Leadership in implementing the aspirational mission of NYUAD. In her current role as Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration and Financial Planning at NYU Abu Dhabi, Nada leads the research administration functions including pre-award and post-award activities, research ethics and compliance, and Undergraduate research. She also provides administrative oversight for NYUAD internal competitive research grants including Research Enhancement Fund and Institute Centers. In addition to that, Nada oversees Academic HR, and financial planning for academic and research activities at NYUAD.

Nada has over 26 years’ experience in the private and public sector financial management, including 10 years in academic administration. Previous appointments include Finance and Administration Director at Abu Dhabi Education Council and Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Senior Manager Enterprise Risk Services at Deloitte M.E and Audit Manager at Ernst & Young Beirut.

Nada Holds a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from the University of Manchester. She is a certified Public Accountant (CPA) from the state of Illinois. She has completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Business Administration at the Lebanese American University in Beirut.

Besides her current role at NYUAD, Nada is a workshop tutor at Manchester Business School, where she facilitated workshops for the MBS Global MBA program.

Key People

Ryan Dodd

Associate Director, Research Administration and Grant Finance

Steven Goode

Associate Director, Research Administration

Nancy Wallach

Assistant Director of Research Ethics and Governance