» Dr Timothy Winter Dean
Cambridge Muslim College was the original vision of Abdal Hakim Murad, who continues to oversee and contribute to its work. Abdal Hakim was educated at Cambridge, Al-Azhar and London universities. He is currently the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer of Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University and Director of Studies in Theology at Wolfson College. He has published and contributed to numerous academic works on Islam, including as Director of the Sunna Project, and is a leading figure in inter-faith activity, notably as one of the signatories to the Common Word statement. He is well-known as a contributor to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Thought for the Day’.
» Dr Atif Imtiaz Academic Director
Atif Imtiaz is the Academic Director at the Cambridge Muslim College. He has a PhD in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics on ‘Identity and the Politics of Representation: The Case of Muslim Youth in Bradford’. He has worked as an Equality and Diversity manager at NHS Bradford and Airedale, advised Bradford Council on integration and advised the British government on deradicalisation. He has also published a book on British Muslims called Wandering Lonely in a Crowd.
Development and Outreach
» Zainab Kabba External Programmes Officer
Zainab is a PhD candidate in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. Prior to her doctoral research, Zainab was an Assistant Director in the Department of Global Education at Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind the television programme Sesame Street. She managed the development of educational content and research for television programming and classroom resources for community outreach initiatives for the Workshop’s co-productions in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. She has a BS in Information Systems from Stony Brook University, New York, and an MA in Computing in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. At CMC, Zainab develops and manages educational programmes for the local community, external organizations and international partners.
» Davina LevyDevelopment Officer
Davina is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, with a degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. Prior to joining the Cambridge Muslim College, she was the Senior Development Officer at St Catharine’s College Cambridge, contributing to its £30million campaign and managing all aspects of the College’s Annual Fund. At the CMC, Davina manages the College’s fundraising activities, particularly the development of the endowment. Outside of the College, Davina helps to run a language learning enterprise and is an ambassador for the charity, Remembering Srebrenica. She is interested in the Islamic system of waqf and its potential in the modern world.
» Zeynep Coşkun Fundraising Representative (Turkey)
Zeynep has a B.A. degree in Economics and Arabic Studies from Williams College, and has an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. Along with CMC, she is involved in fundraising for Cambridge Mosque Project, Hiba Islamic Microfinance and various projects for Syrian refugees in Turkey. Her fields of interest are social and economic development in developing countries, Islamic finance, and migration and refugee studies. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
» Mustafa Edge College Coordinator
Mustafa deals with all aspects of administration at the College. He has a BA in Humanities, specialising in the History of Religion. As well as being a qualified English Language Teacher, Mustafa has worked as a Peace Worker in Bosnia and the UK. He has lived and taught in Saudi Arabia and enjoys travelling.
» Gillian Herbert Part-time College Coordinator
Gillian has a BA in Modern Languages from Oxford University and has worked for a number of years in education – both in schools and for teacher training organisations.
» Amara Siddique Part-time College Coordinator
Amara currently works part-time as college co-ordinator with Gillian Herbert. She has a BA in Social Sciences and Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology. She has had various posts within administration and as a research assistant within academic settings. Amara joins us after a two and a half year career break of full time motherhood. Email: email@example.com
» Nabila Winter Women's Officer
Nabila Winter’s role involves providing support and pastoral care to the women students on the Diploma programme. She has a degree in Arabic from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, and has spent many years in voluntary and youth work.
In addition, the College supports two Research Fellowships each year. Click here for details of our Research Fellows past and present.