Salima Bhatia is currently interim Co-Head of the Department of Community Relations (DCR) at IIS. In the past she has worked for IIS as Head of the Department of Communications and Development (2016-2021).

Over the years, Salima has served in various voluntary leadership positions in the Jamat including as Chairman of the Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board for the UK (2009-2015).

Salima is an alumna of the IIS’s Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH class of 1999). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies and Business from the University of Roehampton (1995) and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge (1999). She is currently pursuing a MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.