Lina Hassna | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Lina Hassna

Lina Hassna

Programs & Partnership Senior Manager
Qatar Biomedical Research Institute


Lina Hassna holds the position of Planning Manager at QBRI. She has a combined technical and management experience. She started her career in 2005 at Hamad Medical Cooperation as a lab technologist. It provided her with a rich knowledge and experience of technical aspects in biomedical science, which helps in her current position. In 2009 she joined Qatar Foundation, specifically Qatar Research Leadership Program (QRLP) with an ambition to lead and actively participate in the development and administration of research and development. As part of this program, she worked in different national and international institutes where she led & participated in different projects, got hands on experience and gained important skills among the projects that she led is the development of market access plan for new drug discovered by Sanofi Aventis in Paris.

After successfully graduating from QRLP, Lina joined QBRI in 2011 as Planning Manager and played an important role in launching the institute. She actively participated in building the infrastructure and attracting highly qualified talents. In QBRI she is mainly in charge of business planning and monitoring, capacity building programs and research partnerships. She led and participated in strategically important projects e.g. QBRI integration with Shafallah Medical Genetic Center and Hamda Bin Khalifa University, the building of first QBRI Research lab, the development of Summer Research Program, the development of QBRI Risk Register, the partnership with Hamad Medical Collaboration ---etc.

Lina has multidimensional educational experiences ranging from a B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Science, Qatar University to a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), Qatar University which has enhanced her administration knowledge and ability. She recently focused on project and portfolio management and has been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA.


Selected Publications

  • Hassna L and Raza S

    An assessment of the relationship between the faculty performance in teaching, scholarly endeavor, and service at Qatar University. Research in Higher Education Journal, Volume 10.

  • Hassna L, et al.

    The Impact of Diabetes on Pregnancy in Qatar. Qatar Medical Journal, Volume 18.