Professor in Politics and International Studies;
PhD in International Politics (Aberystwyth, 2012); MscEcon Political Theory (Cardiff, 2008); BA Politics and Philosophy (Cardiff, 2005)
Advice and feedback hours: by appointment only (email me).
I am currently leading a large ERC funded study of counter-radicalisation practices in Europe, exploring how states (and municipalities) implement counter-terrorism through their social welfare and health sectors. For more information, please see our project website.
My research also focuses on:
- Terrorism Memorials and Collective Memory. The British International Studies Association filmed a roundtable discussion of the 'Curating Conflict' project here, and interviewed me about Spanish terrorism victims associations and commemoration here.
- UK Counter-Radicalisation Policy: In May 2020, I collaborated with MedAct on a report into psychiatric involvement in UK counter-terrorism policing, specifically focusing on the racialised metrics of suspicion implemented in the 'Vulnerability Support Hubs' project. Previously, I've studied the introduction of Prevent Duty safeguarding in the NHS which the Guardian covered here and here. The Institute of Race Relations have also covered my findings here.
- Counterterrorism in the UK & USA: Ted-X Warwick talk on 'The Motivations for Terrorism'
2020 - 2025: Primary Investigator on 'Neoliberal Terror: The Radicalisation of Social Policy in Europe' (European Research Council, 1.5 million Euros)
2018 - 2019: Co-Investigator on 'Counterterrorism Curricula in English Schools: Positive and Negative Peace in the War on Terror' (Max Batley Seedcorn Funding, University of Sheffield, £3,900)
2017 - 2018: Principal Investigator on 'Counterterrorism in the NHS: Evaluating Prevent Duty Safeguarding by Midlands Healthcare Providers' (Wellcome Trust Seed Award in Humanities and Social Sciences, £43, 570).
2016 - 2019: Principal Investigator on 'Resilience at the Bombsite: Reconstructing Post-Terrorist Space' (ESRC Future Research Leaders Award, £135,486).
2015: Principal Investigator on 'The Political Life of Rubble: Bombsite Relics and Cosmopolitan Identity' (Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow Award, £82,560)
2013 - 2015: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick (£82,276).
2012 - 2014: Principal Investigator on 'Securing through the Failure to Secure: Reclaiming Post-Terrorist Space' (British Academy Small Grant, £5,200).