Mansurah Izzul Mohamed’s research interests include Southeast Asian studies that address the political aspects, as well as the socio-economic implications of Shariah introduction and subsequent legal implementation in a country. Mohamed is also interested in areas where human rights and the different cultural understandings intersect; as well as the use of negotiation studies to further understand crisis management situations, and she has explored these in her Masters and Bachelors dissertations.

Mohamed holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School, Tufts University (2017) and a Master of Arts in Political Studies from Auckland University (2011), respectively and a Single Honors Bachelor Degree in International Relations from Keele University (2006). She has been awarded a Brunei Government In-Service Training (LDP) Scholarship to undergo graduate level studies. She was a Research Fellow at the Program in Islamic Law from 2017-2018.

Before commencing her postgraduate studies in New Zealand and the United States (US), Mohamed worked in Brunei Darussalam as a Research Officer and then Assistant Director at the Department of International Organizations (DIO), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT).