Our staff


Co-Directors’ Office


Dr Farhad Daftary

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

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  

Naureen Ali

Cataloguer and Adlib Officer


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



Lisa Morgan



Eleonor Payton



Patricia Salazar


Dr Isabel Miller Editor  

Marjan Afsharian



Rahim Gholami

Research Assistant  


 Research Faculty


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 Fayaz Alibhai 

Research Associate


Dr Mohammad Rasekh

Senior Research Associate

Dr Najam Abbas Research Associate and Editorial Assistant  

 Central Asian Studies


Dr Hakim Elnazarov



Dr  Amier Saidula

Senior Research Associate


Dr Yahia Baiza

Research Associate


Muzaffar Zoolshoev

Research Assistant


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

Projects and Events Coordinator  




Shi'i Studies


Dr Gurdofarid Miskinzoda

Head of Shi'i Studies Unit and Research Associate 

Dr Orkhan Mir-Kasimov Acting Head of Shi'i Studies   
Dr  Maria de-Cillis Senior Research Associate & Shi'i Heritage Series Managing Editor  
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  
Sarah Campbell Research Assistant  

South Asian Studies

Hussain Jasani

Head, South Asian Studies

Nayab Tufail Research Assistant  
Uzair Ibrahim Research Assistant  
Shaheera Pesnani Research Assistant  
Dr William Rees Hofmann Consultant  
Vacant Research Associate  
Vacant Post-doc Research Fellow  

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Department of Community Relations


Dr Shiraz Kabani

Head of Department


Nina Lee

Administrative Assistant

Vacant Manager for Programme Accreditation & Quality Assurance  

Educational Programmes


Zulfiqar Khimani

Manager for Educational Programmes

Dr Farouk Mitha Course Director, Postgraduate Research Fellowship (Consultant)  
Sohail Sukhiani Programme Coordinator  
International Training Programme for Waezeen  
Dr Karim Gulamali Course Director, International Training Programme   
Maleksultan Kabainfo-icon Programme Officer (TKN)  
Primary Teacher Educators Development Programme  
Nemat Alifbekov   Course Director, Primary Teacher Educators Training Programme  
Nasrin Moloo Programme Officer (TKN)  

STEP Liaison


Riaz Rhemtulla

STEP International Liaison Manager

Dr Hafeez Merchant  Teacher Educator and Coach Mentor   
Dr Tasnim Dharamsi Course Director, Academic Director Leadership Programme  
Sehrish Ali  STEP Programme Coordinator    

Human Resource Development Programmes for Central Asia


Hadi Mirshahi

Manager for HRDP Central Asia & Iran

Farzad Kadkhoda Course Director for HRDP-CA  
Zahra Kadkhoda Educational Consultant   
Elnaz Basiri Administrative Officer   

Alumni Relations


Sabeen Bashwani  

Alumni Relations Coordinator 

Malika Pallaeva Programme Officer

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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 and Research Consultant  
Rosa Barugh Academic Support Programmes Manager  
Liz Austin Preparatory Programmes Coordinator  
Dr Roy Wilson 

Academic Skills Coordinator 

Dr David Bennett Teaching and Learning Coordinator (STEP)  
Farah Manji  Teaching and Learning Tutor (STEP)  
Emma Nixon  Senior Education Programmes Officer   
Erica Natty Academic Administrator  

Zehra Punjwani 

Finance and Department Administrator

Wassim Wagdy Language Coordinator  
Yvonne Fraser Preparatory Programmes Coordinator and Teacher  
Wai-fan Chan Academic 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  


Shamim Salaam Translations Coordinator  

Dr Abdulmamad Iloliev

Senior Translations Officer and 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

Remi Adebiyi Human Resources Advisor  

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Department of Communications and Development



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   
Kate Denereaz Content Editor  
Sanan Aliyev Digital Officer  

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Department of Finance & Administration



Head of Department 

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

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Department of Information Communication Technology

Mark Verrier Head of Department  

Gus Ghorayeb 

IT Manager 


Atif Idrees

IT Infrastructure Engineer

Hakam Orabi  IT Service Desk Engineer   
Rafael Henry IT Desktop Support Engineer   

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 Aga Khaninfo-icon Library 


Dr Walid Ghali

Head of the Aga Khan Library 


Shah Hussain 

Collection Development Librarian


Pedro Sanchez Rodriguez 

Library Coordinator


Waseem Farooq 

Reference and Instruction Librarian


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