Islamic Society of Britain
Sughra Ahmed brings together a unique blend of experience in academia, policy and community activism. She is senior programs manager at the Woolf Institute in the Centre for Policy and Public Education in Cambridge, England, where she leads the design and delivery of anthropological research and training for public institutions on issues related to diversity of faith and belief, communities, and integration. She is also chair of the Islamic Society of Britain, an organization that has sought to evolve a distinctly British flavour to Islam and has led the way in encouraging and celebrating the positive social contributions of Muslims to Britain. She is active in interfaith work at a national level, helping build stronger and more effective relationships across communities of faith and belief. Sughra is a trustee of the Inter Faith Network UK, a specialist for the Christian Muslim Forum, a distinguished friend of the Migration Museum and a research associate with St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge. She regularly contributes to debates in mainstream media, particularly on BBC Radio 4’s “Thought for the Day” program. In 2014, she was awarded the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Award for Muslim Woman of the Year at the British Muslim Awards.