Amal is a PhD candidate in Social Research Methods supervised by Professor Jonathan Jackson and Dr Kristzian Posch, UCL and Dr Paul Quinton (College of Policing). She is also a Research Assistant at the Centre for Global City Policing (CGCP), a research centre based at the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science.
Her doctoral research examines ethnic/racial disproportionality in police use of force, with a specific focus on the use of Tasers in England and Wales. Her research is underpinned by quantitative methodology and primarily draws on administrative datasets. This is a collaborative studentship funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), with the non-academic partner being the College of Policing, the professional body for everyone who works for the police service in England and Wales.
Amal holds a BSc in Public Health and an MA in Human Rights from UCL. Prior to starting her PhD, Amal worked as a Policy Officer and Researcher for non-governmental organisations, focusing on issues specific to both policing and the wider criminal justice system.