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Prof Seán McLoughlinProfessor Seán McLoughlin, Principal Investigator, Mapping the UK's Hajj Sector and The Hajj & British Muslims

Professor of the Anthropology of Islam in the School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science at the University of Leeds.



Mapping the UK's Hajj Sector (2018-19)


Rashid Mogradia (CBHUK) Community Partner

Founder & CEO of the Council of British Hajjis (CBHUK)



Wahida Shaffi, Research Assistant

Wahida has over 20 years’ experience of working with diverse communities from across the UK.  She is a qualified Social Worker, Vocational Assessor and Trainer and Editor of Our Stories, Our Lives (Policy Press, 2009).




The Hajj & British Muslims (2011-15)


Dr. Jasjit Singh, Research AssistantDr Jasjit Singh

University Academic Fellow in Religious and Cultural Transmission at the University of Leeds.

Rabiha Hanan, Research Assistant (Midlands Interviews)

Co-founder of New Horizons in British Islam, a charity that works for reform in Muslim thought and practice. Rabiha is co-editor of the book Islam and the Veil (Continuum 2011).

Dr. Muzamil Khan, Research Assistant (North of England Interviews)

Muzamil holds a BA from the Department of Middle Eastern Studies and completed his Ph.D. part-time in 2006 on the transmission of devotional Islam from Kashmir to Lancashire. He is author of several books on devotional Islam.

Dr. Asma Mustafa, Research Assistant (London Interviews)

Asma holds a DPhil in Sociology from the University of Oxford (2011) and is author of Identity and political participation among young British Muslims (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Jo Henderson-Merrygold, Website & Exhibition Intern

Jo has a BA and MA in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Leeds and is now a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield.

Tim Waters, Leeds Creative Labs Partner

Tim is a Leeds based freelance geospatial developer. He collaborated as a technologist with Seán and Jo in the 2014 Leeds Creative Labs programme.