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Media Contacts

  • Hussein Kesvani - Media Consultant

    Hussein Kesvani

    Media Consultant

    Hussein is responsible for Theos’ social media and communications strategy. He was previously a religion reporter at BuzzFeed News and has covered hostile environments and conflict zones for various press agencies. Hussein is also a contributing writer to the Independent, The Spectator and Vice, among others.

  • Elizabeth Oldfield - Director

    Elizabeth Oldfield

    Director

    Elizabeth is Theos’ Director. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, writing in The Financial Times and delivering Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. She is a regular conference speaker and chair. Before joining Theos in August 2011, Elizabeth worked for BBC TV and radio. She has an MA in Theology from King’s College London.

  • Nick Spencer - Research Director

    Nick Spencer

    Research Director

    Nick is Director of Research at Theos. Nick is an acclaimed author of books and reports, most recently The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014). Outside of Theos, Nick is Visiting Research Fellow at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London.

  • Paul Bickley - Director of Political Programme

    Paul Bickley

    Director of Political Programme

    Paul is Director of Political Programme at Theos. His background is in Parliament and public affairs, and he holds an MLitt from the University of St Andrews’ School of Divinity. Paul is the author of Building Jerusalem? Christianity and the Labour Party (2010) and numerous Theos reports.

  • Ben Ryan - Researcher

    Ben Ryan

    Researcher

    Ben first joined Theos as an intern in September 2013 and has been a researcher since 2014. He read Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge and also has an MSc in European Studies from the LSE European Institute. He is the author of the Theos reports A Very Modern Ministry: Chaplaincy in the UK, A Soul for the Union and Catholic Social Thought and Catholic Charities and Grant Making in Britain Today.

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