Dr Tullio Lobetti is the Head of the Quality Assurance Unit. In this role, he is responsible for developing the Institute’s Quality Assurance policy and processes, as well as the Institute’s relationships with regulatory bodies. Tullio leads the Quality Assurance Unit to support the efficient running of the Institute’s graduate programmes and organisational practice, so that they are compliant with the regulatory frameworks within the HE sector.

Previously, Tullio was the Special Projects Manager in the Department of Graduate Studies, where he provided strategic input on a variety of issues in both STEP and GPISH, as well as contributing to the overall administrative process.

He has also worked as Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of the Study of Religions at SOAS from 2008 until 2014. Tullio taught courses focuses on his regional expertise (such as Religions of East and Central Asia and Japanese Religions), as well as courses of broader theoretical and thematic scope (such as Theory and Method in the Study of Religions and Mysticism in the Great Traditions). He also worked as a lecturer at the IIS since 2010, teaching the GPISH module ‘Approaches to the Study of Religions’.

Dr Tullio Lobetti graduated summa cum laude in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Turin in 2003, with particular focus on the philosophies and religions of East Asia. He further pursued his interest in the study of religion by obtaining an MA in Japanese Religion at SOAS in 2004, where in 2011 he was also granted his PhD in the Study of Religions. His main research interests include Philosophy of Religion; Hermeneutics and Epistemology; Theory in the Study of Religions; Mysticism.