Daud Abdul-Fattah Batchelor

Daud Abdul-Fattah Batchelor

Dr Daud Batchelor is Adjunct Fellow at The International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia, where he headed the Science, Technology, Environment & Ethics Unit (2012-2015); and Visiting Fellow at the Malaysian Institute for Understanding of Islam (IKIM).

Daud has multidisciplinary interests with a Master of Arts in Islamic Civilisation (ISTAC) and Diploma of Islamic Studies from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM). His Islamic teachers/mentors include Muhammad Hashim Kamali, Osman Bakar and Sheikh Nuh Keller.

For his PhD, Universiti Malaya awarded him its highest research award. He has three Masters including Master of Engineering Science from Griffith University and Master of Science (Distinction) from Imperial College, London. Daud taught as Senior Lecturer at USM and Assistant Professor at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. He worked for MNCs - Exxon, SEGHERS Better Technology and PETRONAS.

Dr Daud’s research fields include: 1) Islamic political systems, geopolitics 2) Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Islamic leadership 3)Addressing Global environmental crises from Islamic perspectives 4) Human origins, and deep history of Cham-Malay-Polynesians.

Daud convened two international Islamic conferences and the First Australian Conference on Addressing global environmental crises from Abrahamic Faith perspectives.  He co-edited the book, “Islamic Perspectives on Science and Technology;” and authored Political Systems of Islamic Republics: Pakistan and Iran, and Muhammad (PBUH) The Ultimate Leader.

Daud is active in the Australian Muslim community as Co-Founder of the Islamic College of Brisbane, currently with 1700 students; Columnist for the Australasian Muslim Times, and Co-Founder, Brisbane Muslim Fellowship, servicing the needs of new Muslims, and of Islamic Thought, Legacy and Renewal, which enhances community awareness.

Daud is a Champion for Better Futures Australia, part of global action by Climate Action Network Australia.