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My work is in research and consultancy. When I’m playing, its mostly family, gadgets, photography, films, TV, music and the occasional swimming and Tai-Chi…
Dilwar Hussain is an independent consultant working on social policy, Muslim identity and Islamic reform in the modern world. He is founding Chair of New Horizons in British Islam, a charity that works on Muslim identity, integration and reform; Research Fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, University of Coventry and Lecturer at the University of Leicester.
He teaches courses on Islam in contemporary society and has a number of published works in the field. He has worked in academic research, policy consultancy and training for over fifteen years, delivering contracts for private sector groups as well as various government departments. His recent research and advisory work includes: Literature Review for the Casey Report on Integration (2016); a report on the Somali Diaspora in Leicester for the Open Society Foundation (2014); a report on Muslims in Leicester for the Open Society Foundation (2010); Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Inquiry on Prevent (2010); Consultant to the Cambridge-Azhar Imams Training Project, Cambridge University and FCO; steering group of the Contextualising Islam in Britain Project, Cambridge University.
He is Vice-Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and a Trustee of the Three Faiths Forum (3FF) and the Islamic Society of Britain, where he was President (2011–2013). He is a member of the Faiths Advisory Panel for Near Neighbours, a grant scheme managed by the Church Urban Fund and was a member of the Community and Voluntary Local Services Honours Committee (2013–2016).
Dilwar established and headed the Policy Research Centre, at the Islamic Foundation (2007–2013). He was also a Commissioner at the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) (2006–2007). He served on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Urban Life and Faith (2005–2006), was Co-Chair of the BBC Standing Conference on Religion and Belief (2011-2013), was co-chair of Alif-Aleph UK (2005), a Trustee of Maslaha (2011–2013) and worked on the Preventing Extremism Together workgroups set up by the Home Office after July 7th 2005. He has been listed in the ‘Who’s Who of British Muslims’ by http://www.salaam.co.uk and the British Bangladeshi Power and Inspiration 100. Dilwar graduated from King’s College, University of London in 1993.