Suzanne Newcombe is a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the Open University (UK) where she researches modern yoga from a sociological and social-historical perspective.
In July 2015, she joined a 5-year project funded by the European Research Council (Horizon 2020) entitled ‘Medicine, Immortality and Moksha: Entangled Histories of Yoga, Ayurveda and Alchemy in South Asia’, see for more details.
She also has extensive experience in Sociology of Religion specialising in new and minority religious movements in contemporary Britain. Since 2002, she has worked for Inform, a registered charity based at the LSE that researches and provides information on new and minority religions and spiritualities using social scientific methodology. She is also an Associate Lecturer for the Open University in London and has lectured in Sociology of Religion at Kingston University London. Suzanne has published articles in edited books, the Journal of Contemporary Religion, Religion Compass and Asian Medicine.