Hamzah is an economist by profession specialising in policy appraisal. He has provided economic analysis on a variety of high profile policy areas across transport and social housing. He is also a social researcher, having studied MA Islam in Contemporary Britain as a recipient of the prestigious Jameel Scholarship at Cardiff University. Alongside his work for the Young Foundation, Hamzah is studying a BA in Islamic Theology and Philosophy. In his non-existent spare time, Hamzah enjoys training in martial arts, reading and eating cake.