Biography & Contact



Salma Yaqoob is an activist, commentator and broadcaster who was named by the Guardian as: “The most prominent Muslim woman in British public life.”

Harper's Bazaar magazine also named her among the thirty most influential women in the country. She appears regularly on Question Time, where she is best known for having given the former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith a dressing down over expenses and inequality.

Salma has also appeared BBC Newsnight, Channel Four and ITV News; and written columns for The Guardian and others. She has received numerous awards, including an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University for services to public life, having served as an elected councillor in the city.

Salma is a qualified psychotherapist with a degree in Human and Applied Psychology, as well as Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy. She works as a Senior Manager in an NHS Mental Health Trust.

You can contact Salma about her blogs - or topics you would like her to write about - here: yaqoobsalma2@gmail.com