Professor Geaves holds a Chair in the Comparative Study of Religion in the Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies Department of Liverpool Hope University. The author of nineteen books on religion, his research interests focus upon the transmigration of Hinduism, Sikhism and Islam into the UK. He began his work on the study of contemporary Islam in Britain and its diverse religious groups in 1990 when he embarked upon postgraduate research at the University of Leeds focusing on the newly created Community Religions Project. He has written extensively on Prem Rawat who has known personally for many years. In recent works he has been arguing for the revival of Sufism globally and also focusing on Victorian and Edwardian Muslim communities in Britain.