Teaching at the College is by world-leading scholars and guest lecturers from the University of Cambridge and elsewhere, co-ordinated by the management team.

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: ahm [at] cambridgemuslimcollege [dot] org

1Atif ImtiazDr Atif Imtiaz
Academic Director

After studying psychology and philosophy at City University, Atif Imtaiz completed a PhD in social psychology at the London School of Economics on Muslim identity politics. He has been active in Muslim community life for over two decades. He was part of the Young Muslims UK and FOSIS in the 90s serving on the national committee for both organisations and has since studied Sufism with Shaykh Nuh Keller. More recently he worked as an Equality and Diversity advisor to NHS Bradford and Airedale. He has advised the British government on deradicalisation, Bradford Council on integration, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Healthcare Commission and the BBC. ‘Wandering Lonely in a Crowd’ is his first book and contains a series of reflections on recent debates that affect the Muslim community.  Email: ai [at] cambridgemuslimcollege [dot] org

Abdulaziz croppedDr Abdulaziz Brown
Development Officer

Abdulaziz Brown studied for his BA in History at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, before completing his MA in African & Asian History at the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. He came to the University of Cambridge to study for his PhD at the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, for which he submitted a thesis on Morocco’s relations with Europe in the pre-colonial era. He originally worked for the Cambridge Muslim College as Assistant Director during the initial phases of its development until shortly after the graduation of the first cohort of students. He left to take up a position as a Research Assistant back at the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, working on a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust to research concepts of political legitimacy in the medieval Maghrib and al-Andalus. A revised version of his doctoral thesis was published as Crossing The Strait: Morocco, Great Britain and Gibraltar in the 18th & 19th Centuries (Brill: 2012), and he has published several other academic articles and chapters.  Email: ab [at] cambridgemuslimcollege [dot] org

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. She is interested in the Islamic system of waqf and its potential in the modern world.  Email: dl [at] cambridgemuslimcollege [dot] org

Gillian Herbert
College Coordinator

Gillian Herbert deals with all aspects of administration at the College.  She has a degree 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: gh [at] cambridgemuslimcollege [dot] org

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 and has spent many years in voluntary and youth work.  Email: gh [at] cambridgemuslimcollege [dot] org

Research Fellows

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