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@cambridgemuslimcollege.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@cambridgemuslimcollege.org

Abdulaziz croppedDr Abdulaziz Brown
Development Officer

Abdulaziz Brown originally worked for the Cambridge Muslim College as Assistant Director during its early development. He has a BA in History from the University of Oxford, an MA in African & Asian History at the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London and a PhD with the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, for which he submitted a thesis on Morocco’s relations with Europe in the pre-colonial era. 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@cambridgemuslimcollege.org

Davina LevyDavina 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: dl@cambridgemuslimcollege.org

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: gh@cambridgemuslimcollege.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 from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, and has spent many years in voluntary and youth work.  Email: gh@cambridgemuslimcollege.org

Research Fellows

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