Before joining Oxford, Ghadir was a Masters student at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, US studying bioscience technology with a focus on cytology.
She then received a fully funded scholarship from King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh to join the Department of Oncology at Oxford as a DPhil candidate in the laboratories of Alan Storey and Peter McHugh.
Ghadir had a very rich and diverse experience at Oxford that allowed her to grow both on personal and education levels. She enjoyed the stimulating and challenging environment and the different workshops that were offered by the department, such as teaching and public speaking workshops. During her time in Oxford, she participated in various national and international conferences, winning the best poster award at the Saudi Scientific international conference. She also received the distinction award at the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau for three years in a row, and upon completing her DPhil she made the honor role in recognition of her conference presentations, publications and supervisors' evaluations.
After successfully completing her DPhil, Ghadir returned home to Riyadh, where she became Assistant Professor of Cancer and Cell Biology at King Saud University for Health Sciences. She also took up the role of Director of the College of Science and Health Professions - Female Branch, for which she oversees laboratory activities.