Isabel’s first academic appointment was as Sir James Knott Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. She then received a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, spending a year at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies before moving to the University of Birmingham.
In 2005 Isabel served as President of the British Association for Jewish Studies. In 2015 she was President of the British Association for Holocaust Studies.
Isabel was a member of the Home Office’s Holocaust Memorial Day Strategic Vision Group (2002-2005) and has served on the Academic Advisory Board of the National Holocaust Centre and Museum. Laxton, Nottinghamshire. She was Editor of Reviews in Religion and Theology, 1997-2005.
Isabel is a member of the British Association for Jewish Studies, the British Association for Holocaust Studies, the European Association for Holocaust Studies