Lise Waldek is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University. Lise’s research draws from her applied professional and academic experiences in security studies. Prior to moving into academia she worked for the UK Ministry of Defence. Her research interests include countering violent extremism, online violent extremism, behavioural science and its application to terrorism and cyber security, and processes of radicalisation to violent extremism. Her research focuses on developing multi-disciplinary approaches and solutions to complex societal problems. Lise leads a number of funded research projects. These have included the evaluation and design of countering violent extremism (CVE) programs in Australia; partnerships with New South Wales (NSW) government to understand online violent extremism and resilience to online violent extremism; an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Grant examining youth experiences of online violent extremism in Australia.