Rehanah Sadiq has worked as a Muslim chaplain for two Birmingham NHS Hospital Trusts since 2000, helping to develop both respective Chaplaincy departments into a pro-active multi-faith team.
She has been giving counseling in the Muslim community for over 30 years. In 2006 she qualified as a psychotherapist from the University of Central England at Birmingham.
Since 2011 she has been a Trust Advisor for West Midlands Police Chaplaincy and is involved in Trust Input Training for the Team. She has been a member of the WMP Faith and Chaplaincy Liaison Committee since 2013.
She was elected chaplain in the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, and later for the Glasgow2014 Commonwealth Games.
In 2014 she worked in consultation with the World Health Organisation in providing information from a Muslim perspective and in the development of a ‘Safe and Dignified Burial Protocol’ for patients who died of suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease in West Africa.
Her aspirations include writing books and furthering study in Arabic and Islamic Jurisprudence in the context of Chaplaincy.
Honorary Visiting Fellow, Markfield Institute of Higher Education, UK.