I have a BA in Humanities from the University of the West of England (Bristol) and an MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Birmingham; my doctoral thesis was on ethnography and contemporary Sufism in Europe. I worked from 1995 until 2016 at the University of Birmingham, initially as a Research Assistant on the British Muslims Monthly Survey, and then subsequently as a Research Fellow on an ESRC project on Transnational Sufism and as a Teaching Fellow. I was appointed as Lecturer in Islam and Contemporary Religion from 2006, teaching on a range of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including: Sufism, Contemporary Sufi Movements, CyberReligion, New Age & Alternative Spiritualities, and Buddhism. From January 2017 until December 2018, I worked as a part-time adviser/consultant on an educational project at the Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco. I am currently engaged with an academic publishing project while completing an MA in Buddhist Studies at the University of South Wales.