Patrons and Supporters

Inform's Patrons:

The Right Reverend Graham James
Lord Bishop of Norwich, Church of England

The Reverend Dr Hugh Osgood
The Moderator of the Free Churches' Group

Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia
Greek Orthodox Church

Bishop Paul Hendricks
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark

Professor Lord Desai of St Clement Danes

The Lord Ahmed of Rotherham

Baroness Sally Greengross of Notting Hill 

Inform's Advisory Panel:

Sir John Allison

Lady Allison (Gillian)

Abby Day, PhD; Senior Research Fellow, Department of Religious Studies, University of Kent; Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Sussex; Chair of the British Sociological Association, Sociology of Religion Study Group.

Monsignor Peter Fleetwood; consultor to the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool.

Canon Dr Giles Fraser; Parish Priest at St Mary's Newington, Southwark and columnist for The Guardian.

Professor Conor Gearty, PhD; Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Revd Dr James Walters, LSE Chaplain.

Professor James Beckford, PhD, FBA (Vice-Chair); Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick; Nominee of the British Sociological Association, Sociology of Religion Study Group.

Professor Linda Woodhead; Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University and Director of the Religion and Society Research Programme.

Professor Ron Geaves; Director of the Centre for the Applied Study of Muslims and Islam in Britain and Professor of the Comparative Study of Religion, Liverpool Hope University.

Professor Mark Hill QC. 

Professor Mary Kaldor; Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the London School of Economics.

Philip Katz QC; Barrister.

Hugh Marriage OBE; former Home Office Senior Civil Servant who has been associated with Inform since its inception.

Jim McManus; Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council.

Ziya Meral MSc; researcher and expert on Middle East and religious freedom.

Sarah O'Grady; Governance Adviser, Mediator, Solicitor.

Damian Thompson PhD; a Director of the Catholic Herald.

Robert Towler, PhD; Former Head of Research, Independent
Television Commission.

Professor David Voas; Professor of Population Studies, Institute for Social & Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex.

Inform's Board of Governors

The Board is responsible for Inform's overall policy. It meets twice a year and submits an Annual Report and audited accounts to Companies House and the Charity Commissioners.

Professor Eileen Barker, PhD, OBE, FBA, (Vice-Chair); Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science.

George D. Chryssides, DPhil, (Vice-Chair); Honorary Research Fellow in Contemporary Religion, University of Birmingham.

Professor Graham Harvey, PhD; Reader in Religious Studies, Open University.

Professor Kim Knott, PhD; Professor of Religious and Secular Studies, Lancaster University.

The Right Reverend William Kenney, c.p.; Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, Nominee of the D1 Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster.

The Reverend Andrew Maguire, MA, BD (Treasurer); Nominee of the Free Churches' Group, Superintendent Minister of the West Norfolk Methodist Circuit.

Marat Shterin, PhD, (Chair); Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Religion, Department of Religious Studies, King's College London.

The Reverend Alan Walker, MA, MTh, LLM; Parish Priest.