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Abby Day has been Reader of Race, Faith and Culture in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, since September 2013
Abby Day’s work is focused on building capacity and representing sociology of religion both inside and outside universities, nationally and internationally, through teaching, research, publishing and supervision. Abby leads the BA Religion, a unique interdisciplinary programme offered jointly with Sociology, Anthropology and Politics & International Relations http://www.gold.ac.uk/ug/ba-
Abby was recently Principal Investigator on an ESRC project exploring the role and sociological impact of women’s labour in churches and related communities, and before that completed an AHRC-
She is past-
Her activities at other universities and centres, as a key-
Dilwar Hussain is a British academic and independent consultant working on social policy, Muslim identity and Islamic reform in the modern world.
He is founding Chair of New Horizons in British Islam, a charity that works on Muslim identity, integration and reform; Research Fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, University of Coventry and Lecturer at the University of Leicester.
He teaches courses on Islam in contemporary society and has a number of published works in the field. He has worked in academic research, policy consultancy and training for over fifteen years, delivering contracts for private sector groups as well as various government departments. His recent research and advisory work includes: Literature Review for the Casey Report on Integration (2016); a report on the Somali Diaspora in Leicester for the Open Society Foundation (2014); a report on Muslims in Leicester for the Open Society Foundation (2010); Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Inquiry on Prevent (2010); Consultant to the Cambridge-
He is Vice-
Richy Thompson is the BHA’s Director of Public Affairs and Policy. Richy works on issues from across the BHA’s public policy remit. From 2015 to early 2017 Richy was the Campaigns Manager. From 2011 to 2015 he was the Faith Schools and Education Campaigns Officer, and before that he was the President of the Atheist, Humanist and Secular Students.
Richy is also the Treasurer of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales and represents the BHA on the steering groups of Voice for Choice, the Accord Coalition for inclusive education and the Fair Admissions Campaign. He was formerly a member of the advisory group of the Sex Education Forum and the humanist representative and Vice Chair of Lambeth Standing Advisory Council on RE.
During his time at the BHA, he has proven himself as a formidable campaigner, achieving widespread media coverage and policy change.