Staff

Our staff

 

Co-Directors’ Office

 

Dr Farhad Daftary

Co-Director & Head of Department of Academic Research and Publications

 

Rita Bishopp

PA to Dr Aziz Esmail, Governor

 

Nasim Mohamed

PA to Mr Shams Vellani

 
Selina K Ramji Project Coordinator and Secretary to the Board   

Ismaili Special Collections Unit

 

Dr Wafi Momin

Head of Ismaili Special Collections Unit

 

Dr Nourmamadcho Nourmamadchoev

Research Associate and Projects Coordinator

 

Dr Karim Javan

Research Associate 

 
Dr Otambek Mastibekov Manuscript Researcher and Cataloguer  

Sadrudin Hassam

Cataloguing Assistant

 

Naureen Ali

Cataloguing Assistant  

 

Quality Assurance and Evaluation Unit

 
Dr Tullio Lobetti Head of Quality Assurance Unit   
Samantha Chambers Senior Quality Assurance Officer  

Nibras Aldibbiat

Research and Evaluation Advisor

 
 

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Department of Academic Research and Publications

 

Dr Farhad Daftary

Co-Director & Head of Department of Academic Research and Publications

 

Julia Kolb

PA to Dr Farhad Daftary, Co-Director

 

 Editorial Team

 
Tara Woolnough Head of Publications and Operations   

Wendy Robinson

Editorial Project Coordinator

 

Russell Harris

Editor

 

Lisa Morgan

Editor

 

Eleonor Payton

Editor

 

Patricia Salazar

Editor

 
Dr Isabel Miller Editor  

Marjan Afsharian

Editor

 
Raeesah Akhtar  Development Editor   

Rahim Gholami

Research Assistant  

 

 Research Faculty

 

Professor  Hermann Landolt

Senior Research Fellow

 

Professor  Wilferd Madelung

Senior Research Fellow

 

Professor  Carmela Baffioni

Senior Research Fellow

 

Professor  Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi

Senior Research Fellow

 

Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi

Senior Research Associate

 
Dr Daryoush Mohammad Poor Senior Research Associate  

Dr Arzina R Lalani

Research Associate

 

Dr Fayaz Alibhai 

Research Associate

 

Dr Mohammad Rasekh

Research Associate

 
Dr Najam Abbas Research Associate and Editorial Assistant  
     

 Central Asian Studies

 

Dr Hakim Elnazarov

Coordinator

 

Dr  Amier Saidula

Senior Research Associate

 

Dr Yahia Baiza

Research Associate

 

Muzaffar Zoolshoev

Research Assistant

 
Suhaib Ud Dininfo-icon Research Assistant - Intern   

Qur’anic Studies

 

Dr Omar Alí-de-Unzaga

Academic Coordinator

 

Dr Toby Mayer

Senior Research Associate

 

Dr Stephen Burge

Senior Research Associate

 

Dr Nuha Al-Sha'ar

Senior Research Associate

 
Dr Karen Bauer Senior Research Associate  

Dr Alessandro Cancian

Senior Research Associate

 

Naushin Shariff

Administrator  

 

 

 

Shi'i Studies

 

Dr Gurdofarid Miskinzoda

Head of Shi'i Studies Unit and Research Associate (currently on maternity leave)

 
Dr Orkhan Mir-Kasimov Acting Head of Shi'i Studies   
Dr  Maria de-Cillis Senior Research Associate & Shi'i Heritage Series Managing Editor  
Dr Janis Esots Research Associate  
Dr Dagi Dagiev Senior Research Associate  

Dr Fârès Gillon

Research Associate  
Nigina Mirbozkhonova

Research Assistant

 

Constituency Studies Research

 

Dr Shainool Jiwa

Head of Constituency Studies Research Unit and Senior Research Fellow 

 

Hasan Al-Khoee

Research Assistant

 

Qudsia Shah

Research Officer

 
Maha Yaziji Education Officer   
Rafiq Ajani 

Research Officer – Ethics

 
Zarangez Karimova  Research Officer – Ethics  
Dr Yaser Mirdamadi Research Officer – Ethics  
Majid Montazer Mahdiinfo-icon Research Officer – Ethics  

South Asian Studies

 
Hussain Jasani

Academic Manager, South Asian Studies

 
 

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Department of Community Relations

 

Dr Shiraz Kabani

Head of Department

 

Nina Lee

Administrative Assistant

 
Malika Pallaeva Administrative Assistant   
Dr Karim Gulamali Programme Coordinator, International Training Programme   
Nemat Alifbekov   Course Director, Primary Teacher Educators Training Programme  

Educational Programmes

 

Vacant 

Manager for Educational Programmes

 

Zulfiqar Khimani

Academic Coordinator

 
Salman Momnani Programme Coordinator  

STEP International Liaison

 

Riaz Rhemtulla

STEP International Liaison Manager

 
Dr Hafeez Merchant  Teacher Educator and Coach Mentor   
Sehrish Ali  STEP Programme Coordinator    

Human Resource Development Programme for Central Asia

 

Hadi Mirshahi

Manager for HRD Central Asia

 
Farzad Kadkhoda Academic Coordinator   

Alumni Relations

 

Sabeen Bashwani  

Alumni Relations Coordinator (maternity leave) 

 
   
 

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Department of Graduate Studies

 

Dr Laila Halani

Head of Department 

 
Dr Zamira Dildorbekova  

STEP Programme Leader  

 
Dr Alex Henley GPISH Programme Leader  

Faheem Hussain 

Teacher Educator 

 
Dr Maryam Rezaee Lecturer  
Rosa Barugh Academic Support Programmes Advisor (maternity leave)  
Liz Austin Academic Support Programmes Advisor (maternity cover)   
Dr Roy Wilson 

Academic Skills Coordinator 

 
Farah Manji  Teaching and Learning Tutor (STEP)  
Emma Nixon  Senior Education Programmes Officer   
Nadine Gibson  Academic Administrator   

Zehra Punjwani 

Finance and Department Administrator

 

Student Services Unit

 
Kate Holt 

Student Services Manager 

 
Rakeeza Kanth  Assistant Student Services Manager   
Alan Wake Registry and Student Services Officer   
Olive Osei Registry and Student Services Officer   
 

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Department of Curriculum Studies

 

Dr Shiraz Thobani

Head of Department

                               

 

ECD Curriculum 

 
 

Primary Curriculum 

 

Zuleikha Haji

Education Officer 

 

Secondary Curriculum

   
Dr Nazmin Halani Senior Education Officer  
Shameer Ali Prasla Digital Education Officer  

Translations

 
Shamim Salaam Translations Coordinator  

Dr Abdulmamad Iloliev

Research Associate

 
Dr Dipli Saikia Editor  

Design and Production

 

Alnoor Nathani

Design and Production Manager

 

Colin Graham

Senior Design and Production Officer

 

Naveed Khokhar 

Desktop Publishing Officer 

 

Project Support

 

Shola Ajilore

Project Manager

 

Joy Johnson

Administrative Assistant

 
 

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Department of Human Resources

 

Liz Geary 

Head of Department

 

Caroline Gomez

Human Resources Advisor

 
 

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Department of Communications and Development

 

Salima Bhatia

Head of Department

 
Susheel Gokarakonda Marketing and Communications Manager  
Dr Maria Bada Digital Delivery Manager  
Esen Kaya Exhibitions and Tours Manager  
Rehana Virani Communications Officer   
 

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Department of Finance & Administration

 

Mira Skura 

Head of Department

 
Shipa Rahman  Finance Manager   
Norma Graham Office Manager  
Suzee Horsford-Green Finance Officer  
Alijon Alikhonov Finance Officer  

Naznin Jiwa

Events Coordinator

 
 

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Department of Information Communication Technology

 

Gus Ghorayeb 

IT Manager 

 

Atif Idrees

Senior IT Support Officer

 

Vahab Ghofrani 

IT Support Officer

 
Hakam Orabi  IT Service Desk Engineer   
 

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 The Aga Khaninfo-icon Library 

 

Dr Walid Ghali

Head of the Aga Khan Library 

 

Khadija Lalani

Senior Library Assistant

 

Shah Hussain 

Librarian

 

Alex Leach 

Library Assistant

 

Waseem Farooq 

Librarian

 

Pedro Sanchez Rodriguez 

Librarian

 
Mariam Zaki Library Trainee (Intern)  
 

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