I am currently a PhD candidate in the Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, where I conduct research into the design and implementation of foreign aid projects for Palestinians. Previously I was the cofounder and Executive Director of the West Bank-based youth charity Project Hope. Currently I am the interim Director initiating a 4 year growth plan at Firefly International that is aimed at allowing the British-based charity to better support overseas youth charity partners.
I have published a number of scholarly and current affairs articles.
During my time as a PhD researcher, I became involved in a number of research and technology related projects, such as: establishing an online network for researchers in my field of enquiry, helping set up and run an online PhD student run blog on International Affairs "ThinkIR" and participated in a year long Cascade digital research project. The digital research and online projects led a colleague and myself to run a blog project about using digital tools in post-secondary research "Raqmi."
Thus, over the years I have become particularly adept at utilising computer and online technology in order to conduct research and carry out humanitarian or development aid.