Dr Bettina Schmidt is Professor in the Study of Religions at the University of Wales Trinity St David. Here she teaches on the study of religions and anthropology of religions. She has an academic background in Cultural Anthropology which studied together with Religious Studies and African Languages at the University of Marburg in Germany. In 2004 she moved to the UK and taught first at Oxford and then Bangor University before moving on to Trinity St David.

Bettina is now President-Elect of the BASR. She is a member of the Peer Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and member of the advisory board for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. She has served on the sub-panel for Theology and Religious Studies of the Research Excellence Framework in 2014 and will do so again in 2021.