Dr Jhutti-Johal is a senior lecturer in Sikh Studies in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham. She is the only academic in the UK, who has the official title Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies.
Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal has over 17 years’ experience in teaching and research, and provides extensive knowledge and experience in Sikh theology, inter-faith dialogue and contemporary issues facing the Sikh community. Her research covers issues of gender inequality, Sikh identity in the diasporic community, mental health, racialization and mistaken identity and other contested issues that confront the Sikh community. Her work in the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion looks at public policy, social and political engagement issues as they affect and are effected by the British Sikh community.
Dr Jhutti-Johal was a Commissioner on The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life (CORAB), convened in 2013 by The Woolf Institute. She is a board member of ESITIS - European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (ESITIS) an international and interdisciplinary society for the scholarly study of intercultural theology and interreligious relations. She is also a board member and trustee of a number of charities that focus on gender and climate change.
Dr Jhutti-Johal is a presenter on the Thought for the Day segment on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.