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I am currently working as a Research Associate at Cardiff University’s Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK (, leading a Key Stage 3 curriculum development project based on the Centre’s hugely successful Muslims in Britain MOOC ( This project has been generously funded by the Jameel Research Programme.


Speaking engagements


  • Islam, Muslims, and education in Britain (2018, conference organiser)
  • Muslim RE teachers and Religious Education: balancing personal faith and professional responsibilities (2017, Harmony Interfaith Lecture Series, University of Wales Trinity St David – invited speaker)
  • Muslims in the UK and Europe Symposium 2018 (Cambridge University)



  • Associate Fellowship accreditation (Higher Education Academy)
  • PGCE and QTS in Secondary Religious Education
  • Muslims and Education: MA seminar
  • Introduction to Religion 1 & 2: Undergraduate modules

My research interests include Muslim experiences of education, Religious Education (RE), and identities and expressions of ‘lived religion’.  I utilise sociology of religion methodologies, particularly the work of Nancy Ammerman and Meredith McGuire, alongside my previous experience of RE teaching. I am also keen to engage with practitioners in these fields in my research.

PhD thesis

  • Muslim Identities in Contemporary Britain: The Case of Muslim Religious Education Teachers

Wider Writing

  • ‘Being There’: A brief reflection on shadowing Muslim RE teachers - (article for the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK Blog, 2017)
  • Islamic Education in Britain: New Pluralist Paradigms – Book Review (2016, Journal of Beliefs and Values, 37:1)

Areas of expertise