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Research interests

1.Spirituality in Times of Covid: Has engagement with online Sufi meditation (and occasional face to face) improved a sense of mental well-being and spiritual connection under Covid and what are the social implications?

2.An exploratory study of a ‘Student Peer Assessment & Academic Skills Rubric’ Intervention on Improving Academic Understanding and Performance in Level 4 and Level 7 students (2022 to 2023)

3. Cityscapes and Cyberspaces- Ordering Patterns and Spiritual Groups under and post Covid19- a response to disorder. 

4. The Influence of Hayy Ibn Yakhzan on the Development of European Political Philosophy


Teaching specialisms

Post-Colonial and Non-Western Theory

Political Economy

Role of Religion in Society and Politics

Sufism: Influence of Early Islamic Political Theory on the European Enlightenment

Decolonising Pedagogies

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education Pedagogy, Advance HE , Fellow FHEA, Advance HE

1 Apr 202230 Jul 2022

Award Date: 27 Sept 2022

Research Methods, Level 7 Module Research Methods, Research Methods, Deakin University

1 Mar 20211 Jun 2021

Award Date: 21 Nov 2021

Education , Level 7 Module HZFM881, Online Higher Education-Creating Online Courses for Adult Learners, The Open University

1 Mar 20211 May 2021

Award Date: 1 Sept 2021

Education, QTLS, Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status , Education and Training Foundation (ETF)

1 Jan 202030 Jun 2020

Award Date: 6 Aug 2020

Education, Post Graduate Certificate of Education FE, PGCE in FE and QTLS Status, University College London (UCL)

1 Oct 201730 Aug 2019

Award Date: 31 Aug 2019

Political Sociology/Economy, PHD, Inherited networks, economic embeddedness and developments in corporate governance: post-communist Czech and Slovak Republics with supporting evidence from Eastern Germany, Loughborough University

2 Feb 19934 Sept 1998

Award Date: 15 Dec 1998

Politics & Political Economy, Master of Philosophy, Soviet and East European Studies, The University of Glasgow

1 Oct 199030 Jul 1992

Award Date: 30 Sept 1992

Political Science, Masters with Hons, Politics with German, The University of Edinburgh

1 Oct 198330 Jul 1987

Award Date: 30 Sept 1987

External positions

Director UK (Voluntary position), Bridging Spiritual Cultures (UK registered Charity)

31 Dec 2001 → …


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