Imad is a senior lecturer in International Relations with teaching responsibilities on the online MA International Relations course. His research focus is international political economy in the Middle East and North Africa, and he will be delivering the War and Peace in the Post-Arab Spring, Middle East and North Africa and Order and Power in Europe modules, along with the dissertation module.
As well as leading modules, Imad also teaches on a range of modules at postgraduate level including International Relations Theory, International Political Economy, Foreign Policy, International Security, and the International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa.
Imad has a BA (Hons) degree in International Relations (Nottingham Trent University, 2003), an MA in International Political Economy (University of Sheffield, 2005), a PhD in International Political Economy (Nottingham Trent University, 2008) and a PGCHE (Nottingham Trent University, 2009).
He has taught in higher education for over ten years and is a fellow of the British Higher Education Academy as well as a number of international academic associations including the International Studies Association, the British International Studies Association, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, the European International Studies Association, The Middle East Studies Association and the European Consortium for Political Research. He appears regularly in major British and international media (including BBC News, Channel 4 News, the British Press Association, Reuters, The Times, The Independent and The Guardian) commenting on Middle Eastern affairs, and has acted as a consultant for government and private sector bodies.