Dr. Abdullah Al-Awadhi is currently working as consultant at the National Human Resources Development and Recruitment Authority (Tanmia). He obtained his BA degree (Major in Sociology and Sharia as minor subject) from the United Arab Emirates University (1981); Diploma in Social Research Methods, University of Cardiff, Wales, UK (1993) and PhD in Criminal Sociology, from the University of Manchester, UK, 1996.
He has worked as part-time teacher of "police sociology" at Dubai Police Academy; has been Chairman of Humanitarian Studies Society, Associate Member of (Al-Intilaq Project) which was initiated by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The Project's title is "The Third Millennium for Social Research Consultations". Dr. Al-Awadhi is also member of the Ad-Hoc Crime Prevention Committee (Ministry of Interior); the Journalists' Association; the Freedoms Committee; the Arab Journalists' Association and the Dubai Press Club. He is the author of the weekly column in Al-Ittihad newspaper. He is also member of the editorial board of the (Al-Mandhouma Magazine-Ministry of Social Affairs). Besides, he is member of the Consultative Council, Faculty of Mass Communications, University of Sharjah.
Among the books authored by him is a book on Imam Shafie (1985) and another on Imam Ahmad (1991). He is also author of the book The Gulf: Future Visions (1998). Among his researches that have won him awards in cultural competitions in the UAE are The Problem of Illiteracy in the UAE, which won him Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan Al-N`oaimi Award, Ajman (1990); Urban Development in UAE Society presented at the Nadwa of Culture and Science in Dubai (1991) and the problem of Narcotics in the UAE presented at the Nadwa of Culture and Science (1992).