Marianne Rankin is Director of Communications for the Alister Hardy Trust and Society for the Study of Spiritual Experience, which supports the work of the Religious Experience Research Centres at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Lampeter and the University of Glyndŵr in Wrexham.
She is the author of An Introduction to Religious and Spiritual Experience (Bloomsbury 2008). She has also updated Shirley du Boulay’s biography Cicely Saunders, The Founder of the Modern Hospice Movement; written a history of St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester and illustrated Hal French’s acclaimed Zen and the Art of Anything.
Marianne is a linguist who lived in the Far East for almost twenty years, working as a teacher, translator, interpreter and freelance writer. On her return to UK she took a Master of Studies in the Study of Religion at the University of Oxford.
Alister Hardy Trust and Society for the Study of Spiritual Experience – www.studyspiritualexperiences.org