Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (T. J. Winter)

The 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’.  Email:

1Atif ImtiazDr 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.  Email:

Dr Abdulaziz Brown

External Affairs and Engagement Officer

Abdulaziz Brown originally worked for the Cambridge Muslim College as Assistant Director during its early development. His role now focuses on the College’s relationships with stakeholders and partner organisations in all aspects of its work. He has a BA in History from the University of Oxford, an MA in African & Asian History from SOAS, University of London and a PhD from the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies. Email:


Davina Levy

Development 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.   Email:

Gillian Herbert

College Coordinator

Gillian Herbert deals with all aspects of administration at the College.  She 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.  Email:

Nabila Winter

Womens 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.  Email:

Research Fellows

In addition, the College supports two Research Fellowships each year.  Click here for details of our Research Fellows past and present.