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 ...
Shahram Akbarzadeh
January 12, 2024
Shahram Akbarzadeh is Research Professor in Middle East and Central Asian Politics at Deakin University and the Deputy Director (International) of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University (Australia). He held a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship (2013-2016) on the Role of Islam in Iran’s Foreign Policy-making and recently completed a Qatar Foundation ...
Zahid Shahab Ahmed
January 12, 2024
Zahid Shahab Ahmedis an Associate Professor at the UAE’s National Defence College in Abu Dhabi. Before that, he was based at Deakin University’s Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation in Melbourne, Australia, where is still an honorary fellow. During 2013-16, he was an Assistant Professor at the Centre for International Peace and Stability, National ...
Alta Grobbelaar
January 12, 2024
Dr. Alta Grobbelaar is a lecturer and researcher in Political Studies and Governance at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa where she also serves as Programme Director in the Social Science Programme. Her work focuses on terrorism and its various manifestations in Africa, she utilizes Critical Discourse Analysis in her research ...
Jade Hutchinson
January 12, 2024
Mr Jade Hutchinson is a Cotutelle Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie University (Australia) and Research Centre for Media and Journalism Studies at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). Jade’s research is focused on countering violent extremism emerging from digital ecosystems, examining the relationship between online extremism, ideological and ...
Sam Jackson
January 9, 2024
Sam Jackson is a senior research fellow in the Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. His research focuses on antigovernment extremism in the U.S., conspiracy theories, extremism online, and contentious activity on the internet more broadly. His book, Oath Keepers: Patriotism and the Edge of Violence in a Right-Wing ...
Kamil Yilmaz
September 6, 2023
Dr. Kamil Yilmaz works as a post-doctoral researcher at the Cyber Threats Research Centre (CyTREC), Swansea University. He holds a PhD in applied (political) anthropology from Columbia University and multiple master’s degrees in criminal justice, international affairs, and anthropology. He has taught undergraduate and graduate students in counterterrorism, international politics, discourse analysis and research methods, ...
Katy Vaughan
September 6, 2023
Dr Katy Vaughan is a Senior Lecturer in Law and member of the Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC) at Swansea University. Katy’s research focuses on counterterrorism law and policy and the impact of this on the protection and promotion of human rights, emphasising the importance to an effective counterterrorism strategy of respect for human rights. ...
Joe Whittaker
September 6, 2023
Joe Whittaker is a lecturer in Cyber Threats at Swansea University. His primary research interest is online radicalisation. For his doctoral research he created a database of 231 Islamic State terrorists that operated within the United States. He also researches how recommendation algorithms promote extremist content, as well as counter-narratives. He is also interested in ...