Dr Mahsheed Ansari is a lecturer in Islam and Contemporary Islamic Studies and the Higher Degrees Research Coordinator…
Assoc. Prof. Salih Yucel
Associate Professor Salih Yucel completed his Bachelor of Islamic Theology at the University of Ankara in 1982. He undertook various ecclesiastical roles for ten years for the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Turkey. In 1996 he completed his Master of Theology at the University of Sydney, and finally his doctorate at Boston University in 2007. His doctoral research covered “The Effect of Prayer on Muslim Patients Well-being.”
Yucel also worked as a Muslim Chaplain in NSW Corrective Services in Australia for seven years, and then at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital, both of which are affiliated health institutions of Harvard Medical School in Boston. He worked as a lecturer and senior lecturer at Centre for Religious Studies at Monash University between 2008-2014. Currently, he teaches at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation, Charles Sturt University, as well as being a part-time lecturer at the Australian Catholic University. He is the author of four books, co-author of one book, and a number of articles and book chapters. His research interests are Islamic spirituality, faith-based movements, Islamic theology, and interfaith relations.