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Mark Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle

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Mark Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle

Member of the Royal Society of South Africa


Born in Birmingham United Kingdom

Director of the Centre for the Study of the Kingdoms and Chiefdoms of Africa

Contact details

info@cskca.uk


Business Address

Elm Rise, United Kingdom, DD5 3UY


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Tourism, Culture and Communication

in Journal Articles

The Politics of Religious Conversion: An explorati...

in Books

Professional details

Current Position(s)



Associate Lecturer | The Open University, UK
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | 2003 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Member of the Associate Lecturers Assembly, 2008 - present
Honorary Associate in the Department of Religious Studies, 2008 - 2017


Previous Position(s)

Teacher of Primary | Aberdeenshire Council, UK
United Kingdom | 2015 - 2017

Academia, Education and Training


Teacher of Primary | Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeen, United Kingdom | 2014 - 2015

Academia, Education and Training

Educational history

Secondary

The Barr Beacon School, United Kingdom (1993)
Solihull Sixth Form College, Solihull, United Kingdom (1993)

Tertiary

The Open University, UK

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | 2016 - 2017

Cert Acct - Accounting, awarded 2017

Professional Certificate in Accounting

The Open University, UK

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | 2011 - 2011

Cert Legal Stud - Law, awarded 2011

Certificate in Legal Studies

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom | 2009 - 2010

PGDE - Primary Education, awarded 2010

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

The Open University, UK

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | 2008 - 2009

PGCPSE - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Worldwide, awarded 2009

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Education

The Open University, UK

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | 2008 - 2015

MA Ed - Applied Linguistics, awarded 2015

Postgraduate degree of Master of Arts in Education (Applied Linguistics)

The Open University, UK

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | 2007 - 2009

PGCertAP - Academic Practice, awarded 2009

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

The Open University, UK

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | 2007 - 2010

MEd - Education, awarded 2010

Postgraduate degree of Master of Education

University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen, United Kingdom | 2005 - 2010

MPhil - Social Anthropology, awarded 2012

Postgraduate research degree by thesis on the Politics of Religious Conversion

University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen, United Kingdom | 2004 - 2005

MRes - Social Anthropology, Ethnology and Cultural History, awarded 2005

Postgraduate degree of Master of Research with Distinction

The Open University, UK

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | 2002 - 2015

BSc (Hons) Open - Law, Politics, Economics, Accounting, Management, Academic Practice, and Religious Studies, awarded 2015

Degree of Bachelor of Science with Upper Second Class Honours (2.i)

University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen, United Kingdom | 2002 - 2004

MA (Hons) - Religious Studies, awarded 2004

Degree of Master of Arts with First Class Honours (1)

The Open University, UK

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | 2002 - 2003

BA (Hons) Open - Politics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, awarded 2003

Degree of Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours (1)

The Open University, UK

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | 2002 - 2003

DipRS - Religious Studies, awarded 2003

Diploma in Religious Studies (distinctions)

University of Oxford -- Blackfriars Hall

Oxford, United Kingdom | 2000 - 2001

Preliminary Examinations (Prelims) - Philosophy and Theology

Passed Prelims in Philosophy and Theology, which grants admission to the Honour Schools

Westminster College, Oxford

Oxford, United Kingdom | 1999 - 2000

BTh - First Year

First year of a Bachelor of Theology degree, excepting the examinations, then transferred to Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford.

Achievements

Awards

Shortlist and nomination

Pearson Teaching Awards | 2012

Nominated for the Pearson Teaching Awards via the Thank a Teacher scheme

media exposure

Russia Today (RT.com) | 2017

'New King of Rwanda former Pepsi salesman who lives in Manchester council house', 13/01/2017

Daily Record | 2017

'New reggae-loving king of Rwanda lives on council estate, hangs up the washing and and puts out the bins', 13/01/2017, by Eleanor Barlow

Mirror | 2017

'New King of Rwanda lives in a rented council house in Manchester', 12/01/2017, by Paul Byrne

The Telegraph | 2017

'Rwanda's new king is former Pepsi salesman residing in Cheshire', 12/01/2017, by Adrian Blomfield

The Indian Ocean Newsletter: Africa Intelligence | 2016

'Who's Who: UGANDA: Mark Lindley-Highfield in the service of the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom', 25/11/2016, issue no. 1439

Evening Express | 2016

'Church names Ugandan king as patron to focus on country's problems', 24/8/2016, by Peter Davidson

Academic Achievements

Book | 2015

The Politics of Religious Conversion: An exploration of conversion to Islam and Anglican Christianity in Mexico, Dundee: Academic Publishing Ltd.

Chapter in book | 2015

'Islam in Central America'’, in Tottoli, R. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West, London, Routledge

Chapter in book | 2011

'Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean', in F. Crowe, J. Goddard, B. Hollingum, S. MacEachern & H. Russell (eds.), Muslim World: Modern Muslim Societies, New York, Marshall Cavendish, pp. 362-369.

Chapter in book | 2011

'South America', in F. Crowe, J. Goddard, B. Hollingum, S. MacEachern & H. Russell (eds.), Muslim World: Modern Muslim Societies, New York, Marshall Cavendish, pp.370-377.

Magazine article | 2006

'A "can do" approach', the Scene: The Social Sciences in Scotland, no. 1, pp. 18-19 (an Economic and Social Research Council publication).

Book review | 2006

'Abu-Lughod, Lila. 2004. Dramas of nationhood. The politics of television in Egypt. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 324 pp. Pb.: USD22.00/GBP15.00. ISBN: 0 226 00197 0 -', Social Anthropology, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 273-274 (Cambridge University Press).

Journal article | 2008

'"Muslimization," Mission and Modernity in Morelos: The Problem of a Combined Hotel and Prayer Hall for the Muslims of Mexico', Tourism, Culture & Communication, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 85-96

University of Aberdeen College Research Studentship | 2004

Offered a College of Arts and Social Sciences Research Studentship of the University of Aberdeen, which was declined in favour of an ESRC award

Queen's University, Belfast, Master's Studentship | 2004

Offered a Master's Studentship by Queen's University, Belfast, which was declined in favour of an ESRC award

AHRC Research Preparation Master's Scheme | 2004

Offered an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Preparation Master's Scheme award, which was declined in favour of an ESRC award

ESRC Postgraduate Studentship | 2004

Awarded a competitive research studentship for postgraduate study by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Lumsden and Sachs Fellowship | 2004

Awarded the Lumsden and Sachs Fellowship of Christ's College, University of Aberdeen, given to the most outstanding student of Divinity or Religious Studies in their graduating year

Other Achievements

Best Diploma Work Project Report (InstAM) | 2004

Awarded the Best Diploma Work Project Report on completion of the International Diploma in Administrative Management of the Institute of Administrative Management

Activities

Memberships

Chartered Management Institute

Member, 2017 - present

Royal African Society

Member, 2016 - present

Royal Commonwealth Society

Supporter, 2017 - present

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Member, 2017 - present

Society of Professors of Education

Member, 2015 - present

Society for Education and Training

Fellow, 2010 - present

Initially as a Fellow of the Institute for Learning, which in 2014 transferred its goodwill to the Society for Education and Training

Institute of Administrative Management

Fellow (since 2008), 2004 - present

Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors

Fellow (since 2015), 2013 - present

Higher Education Academy

Fellow, 2009 - present

Royal Society of South Africa

Member, 2017 - present

Royal Geographical Society

Fellow, 2005 - present

Royal Anthropological Institute

Fellow, 2005 - present

community

Turriff Community Council

Community Councillor, 2016 - 2017

Bunyoro-Kitara.UK

Manager, 2016 - present

Voluntary Organisation, supporting the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara in the United Kingdom

Association of Representatives of the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara, worldwide!

Plenipotentiary and Special Advisor, Scotland, 2016 - present

Order of Malta

Companion, 2013 - present

Other Activities

Heraldry Society of Scotland

Member, 2010 - present

Society of Scottish Armigers

Member, 2013 - present

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