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Prof Sophie Gilliat-Ray 


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Position:Professor in Religious and Theological Studies, Director for the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK (Islam-UK)

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 70121
Extension:70121
Location:5.15

Selected Publications

2013Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy, with Stephen Pattison and Mansur Ali, Aldershot: Ashgate

Forthcoming, 2013          Muslim Childhood (with J. Scourfield, A. Khan and S. Otri), Oxford University Press

2011  ‘Being There’: Shadowing a British Muslim Hospital Chaplain’, Qualitative Research, vol. 11(5): 469-486

2011  ‘Are British Muslims ‘green’?  A survey of British Muslim Environmental Activism (with M. Bryant), Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 5(3): 284-306

2010  ‘Bodyworks and Fieldwork: research with British Muslim chaplains’, Culture and Religion, 11(4): 413-432

Selected Projects

  • Religious nurture in Muslim families
  • Leadership and Capacity Building in the British Muslim Community: the case of 'Muslim Chaplains'
  • Islam and Young Bangladeshis

Research Group

  • Religion in Contemporary Societies

I am also the Director for the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK (Islam-UK)

Research Interests

Islam and Muslims in Britain

Chaplaincy and religious professionals

Religion in public life and institutions

Impact and Engagement

Member of the School Senior Management Team, with responsibility for Innovation and Engagement