Dr. Mahshid Turner

Dr. Mahshid Turner

Head of Education and Outreach

Dr Mahshid Turner is a freelance researcher and lecturer in Muslim theology and co-founder of the IFMT. She is the Muslim chaplain for Durham University and the first female Muslim chaplain to be appointed in a university in the United Kingdom. Her chaplaincy duties include pastoral care, interfaith activities, attending many conferences, giving talks and lectures on Islam.


  • Can the Effects of Religion and Spirituality on Both Physical and Mental Health be Scientifically Measured? An Overview of the Key Sources, with Particular Reference to the Teachings of Said Nursi
  • The Muslim Theology of Huzn: Sorrow Unravelled
  • Contributed to The Islam Book, Dorling-Kindersley: 2020

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