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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, Religion & Health, Faith and Food Hygeine.

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.

Research

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

Memberships

  • Consultee: National Burial Council and National Organ Donation Campaign
  • Conultee: United Nations Social Development Project in Tanzania in collaboration with Faith Associates

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

MProgramme Leader and Senior Lecturer, Islamic Studies; Senior Lecturer in Volunteering and Community Leadership, Religion, Culture and Society; International Relations; Doctoral Research Supervisor

Publications

Melling, A. & Chandia, M., Understanding Community Leadership: Theory and Practice (Palgrave Macmillan) (forthcoming, 2019).

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.

Chandia, M. and Walley, B. ‘Conceptual Landscapes of Global Environmental Conscientization’ (Palgrave Macmillan), (forthcoming winter, 2017).

(Freire International Conference on Transforming Communities: Uclan, 2014,)

Melling, A. & Chandia, M., Understanding Community Leadership: Theory and Practice (Palgrave Macmillan) (forthcoming, 2019).

Soong, J.M., Chandia, Regenstien, J., M., ‘Halal Integrity in the Food Supply Chain’ (Subject to Peer Review process: British Food Journal, 2016)

Chandia, M. & Soon, J. ‘The Variations in Legal and Religious Understandings of Halal Slaughter’ (forthcoming autumn, British Food Journal, 2017)

CONFERENCE PAPERS

'Building Resilience of African Faith-Based Communities' (Second International Paulo Freire Conference (13th-15th September, 2017) in Larnaka, Cyprus at the UCLan, Cyprus campus organised by the Centre for Volunteeirng and Community Leadership.  Chandia, M. and Warraich, S.

‘HEIs: Faith Leadership in Contemporary Society’ (Second International Paulo Freire Conference (13th-15th September, 2017) in Larnaka, Cyprus at the UCLan, Cyprus campus organised by the Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership.  King, C. and Chandia, M.

‘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.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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)