Ben Abed has a Ph.D degree from the University of Aix-en-Provence and ,” Habilitation”,( HDR (habiliter à diriger les recherches) “Paris IV-Sorbonne France.
She was the director of Sites and Monuments at the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP), director of the Bardo Museum, and director of the Tunisian-French project for the conservation and valorization of the site of Dougga. Director and codirector of 5 big excavations in Tunisia. Aicha Ben Abed was Curator of international exhibitions focused on Tunisian heritage in Tunisia, USA, France, Italy and Spain She is the author or coauthor of six volumes of the Corpus of Tunisian Mosaics and several books and articles on architecture, mosaics and funurary archeology in Tunisia. She helped establish the collaboration between the INP and the Getty Conservation Institute for the training of technicians in the field of in situ mosaic conservation. She is the coordinator of Mosaikon project, dealing with Mosaic conservation in the Mediterranean Region since 2008.