Qualifications and memberships

PhD, Education (Present)

PGC Learning and Teaching in Higher Education


BA (Hons) Education Studies

BA Arabic and Islamic Sciences

Academic and research interests

Islamic education in the UK, Dar-ul-Ulooms

Bi/multilingual education

Translanguaging in the classroom


Ahmed, K. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2023) '(De)constructing a Dar-ul-Uloom Aalim’s Identity in Contemporary Britain: Overcoming Barriers of Access', Religions, 14(11). https://doi.org/10.3390/rel14010011 

Ahmed, K. (2021) Constructing the identities of the Ulamaa in contemporary Britain: Dar-ul-Uloom education. Conference paper presented at the Annual Prevent and Extremism Webinar: Religion, Values and Education, British Educational Research Association (BERA), Online, May 2021.

Ahmed, K. (2018) ‘Teaching critical thinking and writing in higher education: an action research project’, TEAN Journal, 10(1), pp. 74-84. Available at: https://ojs.cumbria.ac.uk/index.php/TEAN/article/view/444/568

Ahmed, K. (2015) 'Translanguaging: A case study of multilingual learners in a madrasah in Tower Hamlets. Conference paper presented at the Resisting the Standard: International Literacy Conference, Sheffield University, June 2015.

Hassan, N. and Ahmed, K. (2015) ‘Exploring translanguaging: a case study of a madrasah in Tower Hamlets’, Research in Teacher Education, 5 (2), 23–28. Available at: www.uel.ac.uk/rite/issues/volume5/no2nov2015/articles/exploringtranslanguagingacasestudyofamadrasahintowerhamlets/.

Recent external roles

External Examiner, University of West London

External Examiner, Birmingham City University