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The Research Team & Contacts

Prof Jonathan Scourfield (principal investigator)

Prof Jonathan Scourfield is a professor in Cardiff School of Social Sciences, having formerly worked as a probation officer and secondary school teacher.

He has relevant experience in research on gender, family welfare and children’s national and ethnic identities.

School of Social Sciences
Cardiff University
Room 1.06, Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
CF10 3XA
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75402
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74175

Dr Sophie Gilliat-Ray (co-investigator)

Dr Sophie is a Reader in Religious and Theological Studies and is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK.

She has conducted research on various aspects of British Islam

School of Religious and Theological Studies
Cardiff University
Room 1.23, Humanities Building
Colum Drive
CF10 3EU
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 76125


Mr Sameh Otri and Mrs Asma Khan were the two researchers working full-time on the project. They have moved on to employment elsewhere but are involved with ongoing dissemination of the findings.