Steering Group Member, Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life, 2013-
Member, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin), 2012–
Member, IPPR Policy Advisory Council, 2009–
Member, National Equality Panel, reported to the Deputy Prime Minister in 2010.
Member, Advisory Group on Faith, Charity Commission, 2008–09
Member, IPPR (National Security Commission), 2007-09.
Academic Advisory Panel, Ethnic Minorities and the Labour Market project, Policy and Innovation Unit, Cabinet Office, UK government, 2001 – 2004.
Adviser to the Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism, 2000 – 2005
Race, Education and Employment Forum member, Department of Education and Employment Ministerial advisory group, UK government, 1999-2001.
International experts group member, Comparative Citizenship Project of the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace, Washington DC, USA, 1999-2000.
Academic Adviser to the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, 1998 – 2001.
The Carter, Fenton and Modood report on Ethnicity and Employment in Higher Education has been adopted as the basis for action by the DfEE, CVCP, AUT, NATFHE and others.
Adviser to the Muslim Council of Britain, 1998 –
Convenor of Nexus Multiculturalism and Public Policy network, 1995 – 1997.
Member of the Institute of Jewish Affairs Commission on Neo-Fascism in Western Europe, 1992-95.
Adviser to the UK Action Committee on Islamic Affairs, 1992-1997.