BRAIS is managed by a group of elected Officers based at leading Higher and Further Education institutions across the UK.


Chair: Currently vacant


Secretary: Mr Tom Lea

Position: General Manager, Alwaleed Centre (University of Edinburgh) 

For further information about Tom please click HERE.


Treasurer and Membership Officer: Dr Omar Anchassi, University of Edinburgh

Discipline: Islamic Studies

Academic Interests: Islamic Law (formative to modern periods), particularly questions of violence, gender and sexuality, Islamic intellectual history in the modern period, Qur'anic commentary.

For more information about Omar please click HERE.



Equality and Diversity Officer: Dr Alyaa Ebbiary, SOAS

Discipline: Social Anthropology

Academic Interests: Islamic education, Muslim religious training institutions, knowledge transmission in Muslim communities.

For more information about Alyaa please click HERE.



Communications Officer: Dr Usaama al-Azami, University of Oxford

Discipline: Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Academic Interests: Islam and politics, modern Islamic political thought, Islamic law, Islamic intellectual history

For more information about Usaama please click HERE.