Stuart Macdonald

Stuart Macdonald is Professor of Law at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University, UK. He is Co-Director of the University’s Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC) and Coordinator of the VOX-Pol Network. Stuart’s research focuses on terrorist’s use of the internet. Most recently, he has examined jihadist narratives, the strategies used to disseminate terrorist propaganda online, and regulatory responses. He has received research funding from the British Academy, Welsh Government, US Government, NATO and the EU, among others.

Stuart is the lead organiser of the biennial Terrorism and Social Media (TASM) conference, a member of Europol’s Advisory Network on terrorism and propaganda and a Senior Fellow at Hedayah. In 2016/17 he was also the holder of a Fulbright Cyber Security Award.