Mahshid is a PhD student at Durham University, Theology Department. She has been studying Nursi’s work for over 30 years hence the interest to base her PhD. on Nursi.
Her degree was in Social sciences. She has also the equivalent of degree in Social work (mental health) and Masters in Public Health (Health Sciences).
Her work experience therefore has mainly been in the caring profession whether as a volunteer, working for charities (voluntary agencies) or statutory agencies such as the National Health Service.
She lives in Durham with her husband Colin Turner and 3 children who have now grown up.