Dr. Faisal Al-Maamari is an assistant lecturer and the Deputy Director for Professional Development and Research at the Language Centre, Sultan Qaboos University. He received a BA in TEFL from Sultan Qaboos University (1999), an MA in English Language Teaching from the University of Warwick (2001), United Kingdom, and a PhD at the University of Bristol (2011). His main research interests include teacher cognition and teacher education, programme quality, and research methods.