Linda Woodhead, PhD

Linda Woodhead, is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University, and Director of the £12m AHRC/ESRC UK Research Programme ‘Religion and Society’. Her research explores the role of religion in modern societies. She is the author, with Ole Riis, of A Sociology of Religious Emotion (OUP, 2010). She was recently involved in an EU funded research project on the Muslim veil and public policy (‘VEIL’), and in writing a major report for the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission on the new duty to protect equality of ‘religion or belief’. Her earlier publications include: The Spiritual Revolution: Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality (with Paul Heelas, Blackwell, 2005) and An Introduction to Christianity (Cambridge University Press, 2004).