Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Mr Tom Lea

Tom is the Alwaleed Centre's General Manager, overseeing all aspects of the Centre's administration.

Tom Lea

Tom also works closely with the Centre's Director to shape the Centre's research, teaching and outreach strategy and grow the Centre's network of partners and funders locally, nationally and internationally.

Tom is Secretary of the British Association for Islamic Studies - the UK's only learned society and professional organisation focused on enhancing research and teaching about Islam and Muslim cultures and societies in UK higher education. He was a member of the BBC's Scottish Religious Advisory Committee, the Scottish Joint Committee for Religious and Moral Education and and served as Chair of the Edinburgh Just Festival Board of Directors. He currently sits on the University of Edinburgh's Chaplaincy Committee.

Tom holds an MA in Religious Studies and an MSc in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, both from the University of Edinburgh.

Contact Tom Lea


0131 650 6686