Academics

These are some of the prominent British Pakistanis who are recognised as eminent academics in the United Kingdom. This is a non-exhaustive list of British Pakistani Academics from various disciplines.  Please contact us if you can help us to improve our listings by suggesting any amendments or additions. Please visit our nominations page if you would like us to publish about someone on our web site.

Dr. Ghayas Uddin Siddiqui

Dr. Ghayasuddin Siddiqui
Ghayasuddin Siddiqui is an academic and political activist. He was born in Delhi, India, migrated to Pakistan in late 1947 and moved to the UK in 1964.

Ghayasuddin Siddiqui is an academic and political activist. He was born in Delhi, India, migrated to Pakistan in late 1947 and moved to the UK in 1964.

Tariq Modood, MBE, FAcSS

Tariq Modood, MBE, FAcSS is a British Pakistani Professor of Sociology.
Tariq Modood, MBE, FAcSS (born 1952) is a British Pakistani Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy at the University of Bristol.

Dr Azra Meadows OBE

Dr Azra Meadows OBE
Dr Azra Meadows OBE is an Honorary Lecturer in the Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences at The University of Glasgow and is married to Professor Peter S. Meadows, along with whom she has carried out extensive work of an environmental, cultural and educational nature in both Scotland and Pakistan.

Hanif Kureishi CBE

Hanif Kureishi, CBE
Hanif Kureishi, CBE (born 5 December 1954) is an English playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker and novelist of Pakistani descent.

Ziauddin Sardar

Ziauddin Sardar is a London-based scholar, writer
Ziauddin Sardar  is a London-based scholar, writer, cultural critic and public intellectual who specialises in Muslim thought, the future of Islam, futures studies and science and cultural relations.

Sara Ahmed

Sara Ahmed is an Australian and British Pakistani academic
Sara Ahmed (born 1969) is an Australian and British Pakistani academic working at the intersection of feminist theory, queer theory, critical race theory and postcolonialism.

Professor Mona Siddiqui, OBE, FRSE, FRSA

Mona Siddiqui,OBE,FRSE,FRSA
Mona Siddiqui, OBE, FRSE, FRSA is a British Pakistani Muslim academic. She is Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali
Tariq Ali is an English Pakistani writer, journalist, and film maker. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books.

Dr. Maleeha Lodhi

Dr. Maleeha Lodhi
Dr. Maleeha Lodhi is a journalist, professor, and diplomat. She has served as Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Kingdom. She is also a member of the United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs.

Baroness Kishwer Falkner

Kishwer Falkner was born in Pakistan and after living and working in the Middle East, came to the UK in the late seventies.
Kishwer Falkner was born in Pakistan and after living and working in the Middle East, came to the UK in the late seventies.

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