I am a Lecturer in Islam and Contemporary Religion in the Department of Theology and Religion. My primary research and teaching interests are in Contemporary Sufism, Western esotericisms, Islam in Britain and CyberReligion (especially in relation to Sufism and Islam).
Forthcoming: Sufism: A Guide for the Perplexed, London: Continuum
Transnational Sufism: the Haqqaniyya' (with J.S. Nielsen & G Yemelianova) in Sufism in the West (eds. J. Malik & John Hinnells), (London: Routledge, 2006)
'From Celts to Kaaba: Sufism in Glastonbury' in Living Sufism in Europe and North America (ed. D. Westerlund), (London: Curzon RKP, 2004)
Islamiyat: A Core Text for O'Level (with D. Thomas), (Karachi: OUP, 2004)
'Ethics and ethnographic research in the context of Sufi tariqas' in Ethnology of Sufi Orders: Theory and Practice (eds. A Zhelyazkova & J.S. Nielsen), (Sofia: IMIR & CSICMR, 2001)