I am an interdisciplinary sociologist and educationalist with particular interest in religion, globalization and international education. Professionally, I have been involved in teaching, researching as well as managing and evaluating educational programmes.



Research Fellow (UNICEF-funded Consortium for Research on Education and Peacebuilding)


Community and Business

May 2013 Tutor, ERASMUS Staff-exchange, Gothenburg University, Sweden

  • Delivered presentations on ‘Hybrid research methods’ for students and staff members at the Department of Education and the Department of Sociology.


June-July 2012 Tutor, researcher and research supervisor, Harvard-Oxford-Beijing Programme, Beijing Normal University, China.

  • Conducted a series of workshops on qualitative research methods and supervised individual and team-led qualitative research projects.
  • Collected data through focus groups and interviews for the research project on ‘Higher education in China led by Dr. Jannette Ryan, Higher Education Academy, UK.


2009-2010 Research Assistant, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

  • Designed and conducted student experience and programme evaluation surveys.
  • Coordinated field evaluation in six countries (UK, USA, Canada, Tajikistan, Pakistan and India).


Academic Qualifications

 2010-2014       Doctor of Philosophy (School of Law, Politics and Sociology), University of Sussex 

2008-2009       MSc in Higher Education, University of Oxford (Result: Distinction in both final exam papers).

2006-2009       Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities, Institute of Ismaili Studies (Result: Valedictorian, GPA 3.66/4.33).

2000-2001       Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Development and Management, St.                          Xavier Institute of Management, Mumbai, India.          

Teaching Qualifications

 2011                Starting to Teach in Higher Education, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

 1996-1998       Certificate in Teaching and Education Management, ITREB India, Mumbai, India.

 1998                Certificate in Visiting Teachers’ Programme, Institute for Educational Development, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.


Rider, British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride (57 miles apx.) (2011 & 2013)

Mediator, Brighton and Hove Independent Mediation Services (2011)

South Asian Student Support Officer, International and Study Abroad Office, University of Sussex (2011-2012)

Co-organizer, Postgraduate Conference for Law, Politics and Sociology School (2012)