Ahmad is a Lecturer in Leadership and Management at De Montfort University, and a Policy Fellow at the University of Sussex. Ahmad Co-chairs DMU's Staff Assembly since September 2022, where he works collaboratively with staff representatives and university leadership in developing cross-departmental cooperation.
Ahmad started his career as a strategic planner in 2017 where he worked for the Greater Amman Municipality in Jordan. In 2019, Ahmad worked as a research assistant for the Local Governance Research Centre (LGRC) during his PhD studies at the Faculty of Business and Law, and later undertook another researcher role at BAL in 2021. In 2022, Ahmad taught in Business and Management at DMU, and later that year, he joined the University of Sussex to teach on their professional MA program in Corruption and Governance. Ahmad currently teaches Leadership, Ethics and HRM at the School of Leadership, Management and Marketing (LMM). Ahmad is also a Member of the International Sub-Committee at The Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN), and has extensive experience in interviewing senior policymakers and government executives. In May of 2023, he successfully organized a major anti-corruption conference in Jordan attended by top officials like the British Ambassador.
Throughout his work, Ahmad has conducted policy research across issues like decentralization, corruption, collaborative governance, and government stewardship. Specializing in Governance Reform and Policy Transfer, much of his research and Policy Engagement work has focused on investigating Policy Failure, and developing government capacity to respond to administrative challenges. Set against the background of the complex socio-political challenges that shape institutional change, Ahmad is particularly interested in investigating the effectiveness of western governance models when tested in informal and socially-influenced political systems such as in the Middle-East.