Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, School of Divinity
University of Edinburgh
BA in Arabic and French, Leeds; MA in Middle East Studies and PhD in Classical Islamic and Family Law, Manchester University. Currently, only Muslim female professor in Islamic studies in the UK; regular contributor to the media. Chair, Scottish Religious Advisory Committee, BBC. 2005, Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh and Royal Society of Arts. Honorary doctorates, universities of Wolverhampton, Leicester and Huddersfield. Research interest in Christian-Muslim relations. Awarded OBE (2011).