Jamal is a part time Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and part time University Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam.
Jamal's research and teaching interests are focused on two strands:
the EU as an international actor, particularly with respect to other international institutions and especially in terms of ICTs (Internet, telecommunications)
- Information Society policies and the development of public administration and institutional reform in the EU.
Both strands focus on issues of European governance and examine the role of ICT therein. Recently, Jamal's research has focused on the new governance debate in the EU, eGovernment (research) policy in the EU, comparisons of eGovernment developments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the EU, and the performance of the EU in international institutions. Jamal is involved in many expert groups at the EU and international levels on eGovernment and EU‐governance related issues. Consultancy projects that he has managed or been involved in have concerned, inter alia, EU‐funded research work in the areas of research policy, eGovernment, and eDemocracy policies at EU and national levels. He also has experience in managing Europe‐wide projects and research staff, and have experience of working outside Europe, including Asia and the Middle East.