Suzanne Newcombe researches yoga and ayurveda from a sociological and social historical perspective. Her previous research has focused on the popularisation of yoga and ayurvedic medicine in Britain and she has published chapters in several edited books on this subject, as well as articles in the Journal of Contemporary Religion, Religion Compass and Asian Medicine. She published Yoga in Britain: Stretching Spirituality and Educating Yogis (2019 Equinox) and is currently editing the Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation with Karen O'Brien-Kop at SOAS.
In addition to her research on the Ayuryog project, Suzanne is also a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the Open University. She has extensive experience in Sociology of Religion specializing in new and minority religious movements of Asian origin in contemporary Britain and edited a book on Prophecy in the New Millennium, Why Prophecy Persists (2013) with Sarah Harvey. She has made several appearances on BBC radio and television discussing aspects of contemporary yoga practice and other minority religious beliefs and practices.