Suzanne Newcombe

Lecturer in Religious Studies, The Open University

Suzanne Newcombe is a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the Open University and a Research Fellow at Inform, based at the London School of Economics. She researches yoga and ayurveda from a sociological and social historical perspective.

She is currently involved in a project funded by the European Research Council (Horizon 2020) entitled ‘Medicine, Immortality and Moksha: Entangled Histories of Yoga, Ayurveda and Alchemy in South Asia’.

Working at Inform for over a decade has given her research experience with a large variety of minority religions and sects. She has a forthcoming monograph on yoga in Britain coming out with Equinox.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Lecturer in Religious Studies, The Open University
  • 2015–present
    Research fellow, Inform, based at the London School of Economics
  • 2002–2015
    Research officer, Inform, based at the London School of Economics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Medicine, Immortality, Moksha: Entangled Histories of Yoga, Ayurveda and Alchemy in South Asia
    Role:
    Post Doctoral Researcher
    Funding Source:
    European Research Council
  • 2004
    A Social History of Yoga and Ayurveda in Britain, 1950-1995
    Role:
    PhD Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council