Samir Sweida-Metwally is a quantitative social scientist. His PhD in Advanced Quantitative Methods, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, examines the religious and ethnic penalties experienced by Muslims in the British labour market. Alongside his doctoral studies at the University of Bristol (UK), he has completed a Diploma in Islamic Studies with iSyllabus. Samir is also an Associate Teacher at the University of Bristol.

Beyond his academic research, Samir is committed to combating social inequality and contributing towards building a more inclusive society. He has supported vulnerable groups on the ground and at policy level, both in the UK and internationally. Specifically, over the past decade he has worked with Hackney Winter Night Shelter, South London Refugee Association, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Human Rights Watch, the Alliance for African Women Initiative, and Debate Mate.

Samir holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics (Brunel University), an MSc in Political Theory (LSE), and an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford, where he studied on a full scholarship from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Samir is trilingual in English, Arabic and French. 

Cumberland Lodge Fellow, 2020-22