Elizabeth Pearson is a Lecturer in Criminology at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she is affiliated with the Gender Institute and the Conflict, Violence and Terrorism Research Centre. Elizabeth specialises in gender, extremism and countering extremism and has written about and researched extremism in both online and offline spaces. Her book on extremism and masculinities in the UK is forthcoming, and she is author of Countering Violent Extremism: Making Gender Matter, with Emily Winterbotham and Dr Katherine Brown. The book is based on research with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) where Elizabeth is an Associate Fellow. She is also an Associate Fellow with the International Centre for Counter-terrorism (ICCT). Before academia Elizabeth spent more than fifteen years with BBC radio where she worked in production, reporting and feature-making, mainly for BBC Radio Four.