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HOD of Interior Design Engineering Department
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Assistant Professor
College Engineering
Head of the Architectural and Interior Design Engineering Department
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PhD in Interior Architecture, Curtin University, Australia, 2017

Master: in interior design from Baghdad University, Iraq, 2000

B.Sc.: in Interior Design from Baghdad University, Iraq, 1997


Professional Membership

Dr. Aseel has a fellowship in Teaching for Higher Education from Higher Education Academy- UK


Teaching and Learning Statement:

Dr. Aseel’s  teaching philosophy relies on helping students develop their intellectual, practical and creative potential to encourage their personal development. Her teaching puts the learner at the center. She uses a variety of different teaching styles and learning activities, depending on the type of course. To generate a yearning for knowledge she thinks that it is important for teachers to convey their own enthusiasm for a subject to make the courses more interesting, because most courses she teaches include theoretical and practical materials and they consist on lecturing for four to five hours therefore the learning activities should be varied to make lectures as interactive as possible.



Dr. Aseel has thirteen years of teaching experience related to Interior Design, Environmental Design at Baghdad University/Art College. She worked as a Designer at Department of Engineering Affairs in the Office of the Presidency, Baghdad/Iraq for two years. She is working now at Gulf University-Bahrain as an Assistant Professor and HOD of Interior Design Engineering Department. She taught several courses that vary between Design Courses, History of Interior Design/ Architecture/ Art, Color courses, Senior Research, Senior Project. She headed a number of committees such as Quality Assurance internally and Program Review and Development committee. 


Research Interest:

Dr. Al-Ayash has research interests which are related to environmental design, interior architectural design, design of learning environment and environmental color.


1-Al-Ayash, A, R. Kane, D. Smith and P. Green-Armytage. 2016. “The influence of color on student emotion, heart rate and performance in learning environments” Color Research and Application 41(2): 196-205.

2-"The Influence of Colour on Learning in University Libraries" PHD thesis, School of Built Environment, Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture, 2015, Curtin University, Australia.

3-"Interior design between the subjectivity and objectivity". 2009. Journal of Al-Academy 52 University of Baghdad

4-"The impact of the function and form on the design of stairs system in the residential interior spaces" 2006. Journal of Al-Academy 45 University of Baghdad.

5-"Internal spaces of the exposition halls in museums of Baghdad city An-analytic studies" Master THESIS, College of Fine Art, 2000. Baghdad, Iraq.

6.Aseel Al-Ayash, Dianne Smith, Robert Kane and Paul Green-Armytage. The influence of colour on learning in university libraries”.12th International Conference of AIC Colour Congress, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, July 2013.