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Dr. Mahmood Chandia

Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Livesey House, LH107

+44 (0) 1772 89 3093

mchandia@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Sociology, Law, Criminology and Policing

Mahmood successfully completed at the University of Manchester a Doctoral research programme and was awarded a Ph.D in Middle Eastern Studies. In August 2002 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer in and Programme Leader of Islamic Studies. He lectures on a variety of Social Science disciplines. His research interests include: Islamic Manuscripts, Islamic Jurisprudence and Thought, Muslims in Britain, Muslim Studies, Islamic Philosophy and Islamic Finance. These interests are also further complemented by publications on ‘End of Life’ issues and ‘Race and Ethnicity’ matters.

Mahmood is a member of Social Sciences Research group and University of Central Lancashire Criminology Research Unit.

Full Profile

Mahmood Chandia has attended a diverse range of Institutions. After memorising the Quran, Mahmood pursued Islamic and Arabic Language Studies at a traditional Muslim Institute of Learning in England. This was followed by undergraduate studies leading to a Batchelor of Arts in Islamic Studies from the renowned Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. Mahmood then progressed to Post-graduate studies leading to a Master of Arts (1992) and Ph.D in Middle Eastern Studies (1999), at the University of Manchester, England. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Conferences

‘An appraisal of the ‘three-parent babies’ technique from an islamic bioethics perspective’ (The WAML conference: Bio-ethics session, 2-6 August, 2015, Choong, K. and Chandia, M.) forthcoming

‘Higher Education Institutes: Faith Leadership in Contemporary Society’ (Muslim Leadership in Britain: Developments, Challenges and Opportunities, Uclan, Preston, 2015, King and Chandia)

‘Faith-framed donation: the presumptions of English law and the Islamic contextual challenge’ (Lancaster University conference on ‘Deconstructing Donation’, 2015, Chandia, Scott and Choong)

‘Partial or Holistic Well-being? Why the NHS Should Support Faith-Based Counselling’ (20th World Congress on Medical Law, Bali, August 2014, Choong and Chandia)

‘Conceptual Landscapes of Global Environmental Conscientization’ (Freire International Conference on Transforming Communities: Uclan, 2014, Chandia and Walley)

‘Transformative Learning on a Student Field Trip: Interfaith Dialogue (Freire International Conference on Transforming Communities: Uclan, 2014, Chandia)

‘The Conflation of Ethnicity and Religion in Malaysia: Impact and Implications’ (Budapest University, Hungary, June, 2013, Chandia and Choong)

‘Technology at the End of Life: Medical Futility and the Muslim PVS Patient’ (Bileta Conference, University of Liverpool April 2013, Choong and Chandia)

‘Religion Justice and Wellbeing: The Normative Foundations of Public Policy: A Muslim Community Perspective’ (UCLAN Conference on Philosophy and Wellbeing, Oct, 2009, Chandia)

Publications

‘An appraisal of the ‘three-parent babies’ technique from an Islamic bioethics perspective’ (The WAML conference: Bio-ethics session, 2-6 August, 2015, Choong, K. and Chandia, M.) forthcoming.

‘Higher Education Institutes: Faith Leadership in Contemporary Society’ (Muslim Leadership in Britain: Developments, Challenges and Opportunities, Uclan, Preston, 2015, King and Chandia) forthcoming.

‘Faith-framed donation: the presumptions of English law and the Islamic contextual challenge’ (Lancaster University conference on ‘Deconstructing Donation’, 2015, Chandia, Scott and Choong) forthcoming.

Choong, K. & Chandia, M., ‘The Conflation of Ethnicity and Religion in Malaysia: A Reflection’, (forthcoming spring 2015) Cardoza Journal of International Comparative law, 23 (3)

Choong, K. & Chandia, M., ‘Technology at the End of Life: Medical Futility and the Muslim PVS Patient’ (2013) 9 International Review of Law http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/irl.2013.9.

Shah A. & Chandia, M., ‘The Relationship between Suicide and Islam: A Cross-National Study’, (2010) 2(2) Journal of Injury and Violence http://jivresearch.org/jivr/index.php/jivr/article/view/60.

Teaching Activities 

Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer: Faith Leadership, Senior Lecturer in Volunteering and Community Leadership, Religion, Culture and Society; International Relations; Doctoral Research Supervisor

Research Activities 

Contextualising Islam in Britain Project (I/II), Muslim Schools and Governance