Omar is Head of Policy Research at the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank, Runnymede.
Among other projects, he leads the financial inclusion programme. Omar sits on the Department for Work and Pensions' Ethnic Minority Advisory Group. He is also a 2012 Clore Social Leadership Fellow.
Omar has also published many articles and reports on political theory and British political history for Runnymede over the past eight years and has spoken on topics including multiculturalism, integration, socio-economic disadvantage, and positive action. These include giving evidence to the United Nations in Geneva, the European Parliament in Strasbourg and many other engagements in the UK and Europe.