Dr. Aliya Sikandar holds a Ph.D in Education from Institute of Business Management, MA TESOL from the Institute of Education, University of London, UK, and a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Karachi. Dr Sikandar’s PhD concerns Critical Discourse analysis of research consultations in higher education. She also has an RSA certificate in Teaching of English (COTE) from University of Cambridge. She has worked for the Aga Khan University for almost 24 years before joining the Institute full time in September, 2013. Currently, Ms Sikandar is engaged in teaching Business Communication courses. Her areas of interest are Business Writing and Speech, Critical Discourse Analysis, Scholarly Writing and Spoken Discourse.