Julian Droogan

Julian Droogan is an Associate Professor of Terrorism Studies at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University where he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (Routledge). Julian’s academic background encompasses the anthropology and history of religions. His research interests include violent extremism online, religious radicalisation, extremist narratives, and applied countering violent extremism. Julian leads a number of funded research projects including the evaluation of countering violent extremism (CVE) programs in Australia, an ongoing partnership with the New South Wales (NSW) government looking at ways to install and evaluate counter terrorism and social resilience projects in NSW communities, and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grant project examining the relationship between online extremist materials and real-world violent extremist action.