Nouf Bamuhair

  • Doctoral Researcher
Start date: October 2021
Primary supervisor: Professor Richard Giulianotti
Secondary supervisor(s): Dr Carolynne Mason

Nouf was awarded her undergraduate degree (BSc) in Biochemistry from King Abdul-Aziz University. She has previously undertaken research roles within the King Fahd Medical Research Center.

Nouf moved to the U.S.A in 2012, where she became the student ambassador in the English Language Program at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2017, she got her MSc in Biochemistry from the University of The Science in Philadelphia.

After that, she worked in a different hospital in Saudi Arabia. She worked closely with patients in many hospitals to increase their sports activities. 

Nouf completed different courses from Harvard University and Duck University related to leadership and sport.

In 2021, she moves to the United Kingdom to join Loughborough University to pursue a PhD in Sport Management.


Research Title: Investigation of women's participation in sports in Saudi Arabia

The project seeks to advance understanding of women’s sport participation in Saudi Arabia, in the context of the ongoing social developments and reforms guided by the national policy strategy, Vision 2030.  Specifically, the project will provide a deeper understanding of women’s sport participation and experiences across three different generations and with reference to socioeconomic factors.  It will also evaluate the current strategic plans implemented by the Saudi Sport Ministry regarding women’s sport and suggest further developments in this area. The research outcomes will contribute significantly to knowledge of the development of women’s sports in Islamic societies, specifically in the Gulf and wider MENA regions.

External activities

  • Invigilation Cambridge Exams for IGCSE  in 2018
  • Scholarship from the Saudi government. 

Featured publications

  •  Nouf Bamuhair, James Mackee, Rodney Wigent.  (2020). High Fructose Corn Syrup, How harmful effect of fructose on the human body. Berlin, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing    LAP, Germany, ISBN 978620-3-19403-6.
  • Abdelrazeq Beram, Kate Zinszer, Nouf bamuhair, Samer Abuzerr, Kamal Jabre, Huda Gharbia, Abdel Hamid el Bilbeisi Awny Ubeid, Waliu JawulaSalisu. The Association between Changes in Coronary Artery Calcium Scores, Dietary Intake, Physical Activity, and Depression Symptoms among the Population of Gaza Strip, Palestine. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2020;30(6):857.doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v30i6.2  (Published).