I joined Canterbury Christ Church University in 2014 as a Lecturer in Criminology. Currently I am lecturing on several modules on the Applied Criminology programme, I am the Criminology Team Lead for Employability Skills Development and Volunteering, and I also have tutoring and supervision responsibilities.
I completed a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Kent during which time I taught on a wide range of Sociology and Criminology modules, as well as coordinating and delivering a comparative religions module at CCCU. Prior to this I was awarded a M.Sc. Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods) from the University of Oxford, and a B.Sc. (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Science from the University of Northumbria.
My doctoral research (entitled: An Ethnographic Study of British Muslim Radicalism) critically analysed the political and religious dimensions of British Muslim radicalism and its state management through a range of counter-terrorism and criminal justice policy and legislation. The research was based on nine months of ethnographic research across three research sites, guided by a participatory approach, and supplemented with ethnographic interviews and focus groups. Established and emerging academic interests and expertise lie in the areas of political sociology, critical criminology, ethnography, race, political Islam, and counter-terrorism policing.
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Research and knowledge exchange
The driving force of my research is to produce research outputs that better inform academic, political, and public debates in my areas of expertise coupled with an application value to relevant policy questions. To that end I have disseminated my research through a number of national and international knowledge exchange activities that both widen the impact of my research and engage with broader debates. These events range from media interviews on Muslim radicalism in Britain and government policy responses to presenting research at academic, public, and practitioner oriented conferences and seminars to a range of audiences including academic experts, politicians, civil servants, national and local government officials, police and counter-terrorism officers, and probation and prison officers.
On the research front I have successfully secured small and medium research funds over a number of years and been involved in various research projects. In 2011 I was invited by the Muslim Council of Britain to submit a policy review of the updated PREVENT counter-terrorism policy.
Teaching and subject expertise
First, I lecture on the BA (Hons) Applied Criminology programme and contribute to the following modules:
Level 4: Crime in Context; Crimes Punishments and Societies; and Introduction to Criminological Thinking
Level 5: Hate Crime (module co-ordinator); Crime and Social Control; Crime Offenders and Society (module co-ordinator); and Research Methods.
Level 6: Applications of Criminology; Youth Crime and Justice; and Applied Criminology Individual Study (module co-ordinator)
Second, I lecture on the MA Policing and Criminal Justice programme and contribute to the following modules: Research Design, Procedure and Analysis; and Criminal Justice: Themes and Issues.
Finally, I have contributed guest lectures on the Crime and Policing programme (on the Policing Counter-Terrorism module) and the Religious Studies programme (on the Religions in the Contemporary World module).
I have presented my research to a range of academic audiences, including as an invited speaker, over a number of years across the UK and internationally, from the British Society of Criminology annual conference to the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.
- Association of Muslim Social Scientists UK
- British Society of Criminology
- Ethnic Minority Research Network in Criminology
- European Society of Criminology
- Islamic Studies Network
- Howard League Early Career Academics Network
- Greater Manchester Diversity Research Forum
- Muslims in Britain Research Network
Publications and research outputs