Payvand Agahi


Dr. Joanna Collicutt


Harris Manchester College

Research Area/s: 

Religion and Positive Psychology


I received an LLB and LLM in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). My masters dissertation examined the intersection between law and religion, with a particular focus on health laws in theocratic states. I have research experience in positive psychology and health psychology at the University of Sheffield, following which I completed a PGDip in Theology and Religion at Harris Manchester College, Oxford in 2019. My DPhil research focuses on the relationship between the approaches of positive psychology and religion, with a broader interest in the relationship between religion and health/wellbeing.

Academic Interests: 

Positive Psychology, Psychology of Religion, Religion and Health, Bahá’í Studies

Academic Related Activities: 

International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) - 2021