Gwen Griffith-Dickson is Visiting Professor at King’s College, London, in Theology; and the Director of the Lokahi Foundation, an independent research organisation and social impact charity which created and ran the first community programme to prevent a terrorist attack in the UK. She has been the Vice Principal of Heythrop College, University of London, the first female Gresham Professor of Divinity and has sat on the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life.
She publishes on philosophical theology, European thought, philosophy of religion, interreligious dialogue, religious extremism and terrorism; and has also published a novel, Bleedback. Lokahi’s most recent project involved research in 19 countries and led to the creation of a new international exchange programme adopted last autumn by the European Commission. She is now beginning a new wave of projects to work at grass roots level across Europe to reduce religious hatred and intercommunal tension.