Mahmood successfully completed at the University of Manchester a Doctoral research programme and was awarded a Ph. D in Middle Eastern Studies in 1999. In August 2002, he was appointed as Senior Lecturer in and Programme Leader of Islamic Studies. He is now Programme lead for the MA in Intercultural Business Communication (with professional placement) and the Humanities Foundation Studies programme, as well as a senior lecturer in Religion, Culture and Society. He is also an associate member of the UCLan Cybercrime Research Unit. He lectures on a variety of Humanities and Social Science disciplines. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Mahmood Chandia has attended a diverse range of Institutions. After memorising the Holy Quran, Mahmood pursued Islamic and Arabic Language Studies (1988) at a traditional Muslim Institute of Learning in England: Darul Uloom, Bury. This was followed by undergraduate studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies (1990) from the renowned Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. Mahmood then progressed to Post-graduate studies leading to a Master of Arts (1992) and Ph. D in Middle Eastern Studies (1999), at the University of Manchester, England.
- His research interests include: Religion, Culture and Society, Islamic Manuscripts, Islamic Jurisprudence and Thought, Muslims in Britain, Muslim Studies, Islamic Philosophy and Islamic Finance, Religion & Health, Faith and Food Hygiene. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Subject Areas: Religion, Culture and Society; Middle Eastern Studies; classical Islamic texts and Arabic language studies.
- Consultee: National Burial Council
- Consultee: United Nations Social Development Project in Tanzania in collaboration with Faith Associates, U.K.
- Senior Lecturer in Volunteering and Community Leadership
- Doctoral, MA and BA Research Supervisor