Omar is a researcher and social data scientist, currently a Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy at the LSE School of Public Policy. His work focuses on the development and the effects of migration and refugee policies in the developing world, as well as civic and democratic participation in the UK.
He works for the ‘Global Democracy Insight for Cabinet Office’ project, based at the University of Cambridge, as well as for the ‘London Voices’ Project, financed by the Trust for London (as part of the3million campaign), among others.
Over the last years he has taught several seminars at the LSE, including ‘International Migration, Public Policy and Social Integration’, ‘Politics and Institutions in Europe’, and ‘Introduction to Political Science’. He now teaches ‘Political Science for Public Policy’.
Before joining the LSE, Omar worked as a consultant at the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Italy, as well as for the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Colombia.
Omar completed his PhD in Political Science at the Department of Government at the LSE, holds an MSc from University College London, and a BA from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.