Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari is an educationalist, parenting consultant and author. His memoir "A Long Jihad: My Quest for the Middle Way" was published in summer 2018.
He started his career as a Bangladesh Air Force officer in the late 1970s. After completing his PhD in Physics from King's College London in 1986, he worked as Physics researcher, Secondary Science teacher and Specialist teacher in Behaviour Support before he took an early retirement in 2011. Since then, he has focused on writing, working with civil society bodies, facilitating his own parenting course and mentoring young people. Dr Abdul Bari has a long involvement with several large voluntary organisations including the East London Mosque, Muslim Council of Britain, Citizens UK and Muslim Aid. He also served as a board member of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (London 2012). He is an Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary University of London and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Education from the University of East London