Alastair Reed
January 12, 2024
Dr. Alastair Reed is an Associate Professor at the Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC) at Swansea University. Previously, he was the Director of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) in the Hague, and a Senior Researcher at Leiden University’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA). An expert in (Counter) Terrorism and Insurgency, he has ...
Shannon Zimmerman
January 12, 2024
Dr Shannon Zimmerman is a Lecturer in Strategic Studies as Deakin University at the Australian War College. She is also a Research Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. She has two areas of research. The first is on peacekeeping, peace aoperations, and UN Stabilisation operations and looks at how these operations ...
Helen Young
January 12, 2024
Helen Young is a senior lecturer in literary and cultural studies in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University, and from 2024-2028 will be an Australian Research Council Future Fellow leading the project “The Politics of Medievalism: Persuasive Narratives”. Helen has a PhD (2007) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor ...
Megan Upton
January 12, 2024
Meg Upton (B.Ed – Rusden/Deakin, M.Ed – UniMelb, PhD – UniMelb) is a lecturer and tutor in Education at Deakin University in both undergraduate and Masters courses (M.Teach). She teaches across several core units in the M.Teach including pedagogy curriculum, professional placement and wellbeing, and has taught in Education, Knowledge and Society (philosophy of education) ...
Matteo Vergani
January 12, 2024
Dr Matteo Vergani is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Deakin University. Matteo’s research focuses on investigating the relationships between on- and offline discrimination, micro-aggressions, hate speech, hate crime, and politically motivated violence. Matteo uses mixed methods and interdisciplinary collaborations with data scientists and other STEM colleagues to look at the factors that cause and ...
Imogen Richards
January 12, 2024
Imogen Richards is a lecturer in criminology at Deakin University. Her research focuses on social, news, and alternative forms of online media. Additionally, she writes about the political economy of (counter-)terrorism and the performance of security in response to social crises. She has authored monographs with Manchester University Press and Routledge, exploring the political economy ...
Lydia Khalil
January 12, 2024
Lydia Khalil is a Senior Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University, Convenor of the AVERT (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism) Research Network and Project Director, Transnational Challenges Program, Lowy Institute. Lydia has spent her career focusing on the intersection between governance, technology and security. She has a broad range of policy, ...
Michele Grossman
January 12, 2024
Dr Michele Grossman is Professor and Research Chair in Cultural Diversity and Community Resilience at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Australia. She is Director of the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS) and the founder and Convenor Emeritus of the AVERT Research Network.  Michele’s research focuses on engaging communities ...
David Bright
January 12, 2024
Professor David Bright is a criminologist and forensic psychologist. His research interests include criminal networks, organised crime, illicit firearms, and terrorism. He is an internationally recognised expert in the use of social network analysis and related approaches to study organised criminal groups and terrorist groups. Professor Bright has been Chief Investigator on six consecutive ARC ...
Greg Barton
January 12, 2024
Greg Barton is Research Professor in Global Islamic Politics at ADI Deakin University where, since August 2015, he has led research on Islam and civil society, democratisation, and countering violent extremism. Greg has 35 years of experience researching Islam and social movements in Indonesia, Malaysia and broader Southeast Asia.  He is an Adjunct Professor at ...