I work at the intersection of religion and society, addressing questions of faith and culture.  I am interested in the interaction of religions with each other and with wider society in Britain today and in India during the colonial and postcolonial periods.  I also work on the place of ‘play’ in human experience and whenever possible watch others at play, especially cricket!

I hold degrees in Theology and Religion from Manchester (BA, 1976) and Oxford (DPhil, 1996), and in Area Studies (South Asia) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London (MA, 1982), as well as a PGCE in Religious and Social Studies from Warwick (1977).

My role in College

As Dean, I work closely with colleagues in the Pastoral and Welfare team, to foster an inclusive and supportive ethos in the College. I am the organising tutor in Theology and Religion, and I also teach papers for the MTh in Applied Theology and MSt in the Study of Religions, as well as a range of undergraduate topics, including ‘Religion and Religions’ and ‘Nature of Religion’.

Selected Quote

“Only connect.” E. M. Forster
  • Selected Publications