Mashhood Alam Bhat works in the field of literacy and education. His areas of interest include policy, international experiences, teacher capacity building, and education among marginalised communities. He hosts the D-Talks (Disruptive Talks) on literacy. Mashhood has been associated with organisations such as DEVI Sansthan, Pratham, NIEPA, and J-PAL. His academic training is in development studies and economics.