Chris Baker is Professor of Religion, Belief and Public Life at Goldsmiths, University of London and Director of Research at The William Temple Foundation. He publishes and researches widely on urban religion (and in particular sustainable cities), religion and politics and religion, belief and policy. More recently he has undertaken national research on the partnerships that emerged between local authorities and faith groups and is working across various policy settings to ensure that key lessons from the pandemic are not lost. This work influenced some the key recommendations in the recent Bloom Review on how the UK Government engages with faith. His latest book Reimagining Religion, Belief and Activism in a Post-digital Age will be published by Routledge in 2024.