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Using Understanding Society: The UK Longitudinal Household Panel Study and advanced quantitative methods, I offer a multifaceted study of the Muslim penalty in the British labour market. 

My research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (National Productivity Investment Fund), and is supervised by Dr Saffron Karlsen and Dr Siobhan McAndrew.

I am also a Cumberland Lodge Fellow (2020-2022).

Area of Research Interests

  • Ethnic and religious disadvantages in the British labour market, specifically in relation to Muslims
  • Longitudinal data analysis and multilevel modelling 
  • Measurement and index development
  • Complex survey analysis
  • Applied social statistics using Stata (primary) and R
  • Economic inequality and social exclusion
  • Racism, the history of othering and Islamophobia

Teaching Experience

  • Social Identities and Divisions (core module, undergraduate)
  • Convincing Stories? Numbers as Evidences in the Social Sciences (Q-Step module, undergraduate)
  • Final Year Project Supervisor (Foundation Year students)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Conferences & Presentations

  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) Annual Meeting 2022, Religion, Racial Unrest and Pandemics (Baltimore, forthcoming)
  • MEAD Conference 2022, Migration, Race, Ethnicity and Diversity in Post-Brexit Pandemic Britain (Cardiff, Jul 2022)
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting 2021 (Sociology of Religion Unit), Religion, Poverty, and Inequality: Contemplating Our Collective Futures (Texas, Nov 2021)
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) Annual Meeting 2021, Global and Comparative Perspectives on Religion (Portland, Oct 2021)
  • Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference Identity and Transformation: Studying Lives in Times of Social Change (Vilnius, Sep 2021)
  • The Centre of Islamic Studies, Muslims in UK and Europe Postgraduate Symposium 2021 (University of Cambridge, June 2021)
  • Breaking Boundaries Conference 2021 (University of Cardiff, scheduled for May 2021)
  • Centre for Multilevel Modelling Research Group (Bristol, Apr 2021)
  • Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship: Brown Bag Lunch Seminar (Bristol, Mar 2021)
  • 16th Annual 2020 CILIS Islamic Studies Postgraduate Conference (University of Melbourne, Nov 2020)
  • UCL Quantitative Social Science Seminar Series (London, May 2020)
  • Quantitative Spatial Science Research Group seminar (Bristol, Apr 2020)
  • Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship’s 20th Anniversary Conference, Multiculturalism, Nationalism, Religions and Secularism (Bristol, Nov 2019)

Invited Talks

  • Cumberland Lodge, Shaping Social Mobility: Education & Employment (Chair) (Windsor, Mar 2022)
  • Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Seminar Series, Youth, Fragility and Risks in the MENA Region (Doha, Feb 2022)
  • Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, PEMIKIR Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series (Malaysia, Dec 2021)
  • Leeds Social Science Institute (Leeds, Jun 2021)
  • Department of Work and Pensions’ Race Disparity Audit Steering Group (London, Jan 2021)
  • Department of Work and Pensions’ Impact Evaluation & Regression Analysis team (London, Jan 2021)
  • Department of Work and Pensions’ analytical, policy, and labour market teams (London, Dec 2020)
  • MEADFA Conference speaker 2018 (Dubai, Jan 2018)
  • Global Citizenship Seminar 2017 organised by Henley & Partners (panel discussant) (Dubai, Oct 2017)
  • Economic ties between Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East Seminar 2017 organised by Pinsent Masons LLP (panel discussant) (Dubai, Sep 2017)
  • Delivered talk on the economic implications of China’s Belt and Road policy for Dubai to multiple private and public organisations (Dubai, Aug 2016)
  • Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies’ Fellows seminar (Oxford, May 2014)

Impact & Public Engagement


  • ESRC Advanced Quantitative Methods Studentship (Mar 2019-Jun 2022)
  • University of Cardiff PhD Bursary (Jun 2022)
  • Cumberland Lodge Fellowship (Sep 2020-Jun 2022)
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Student Travel Grant (May 2022)
  • ESRC Research Training and Support Grant (Jul 2021)
  • University of Bristol Alumni Travel Grant (Jul 2021)
  • SPAIS Virtual Conference Fund (Apr 2021)
  • Bristol Plus Award (Mar 2021)
  • Bristol Collegiate Research Society Conference Scholarship (Nov 2020)
  • PGR Development Fund Award  (Jul 2020)
  • Oxford Postgraduate Internship Scholarship (Jun 2014)
  • Wolfson College Research and Travel Award (Apr 2014)
  • The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarship (Sep 2013-Sep 2014)

Academic Background

  • MSc in Comparative Social Policy (University of Oxford)
  • MSc in Political Theory (LSE)
  • BSc (Hons) in Economics (Class I) (Brunel University)


  • English
  • Arabic
  • French


  • American Academy of Religion (AAR)
  • Centre for Multilevel Modelling
  • Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship
  • Migration Mobilities Bristol (MMB)
  • Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS)
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR)


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