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Meet the team

Professor Charlotte Heath-KellyLink opens in a new window

The Primary Investigator is Professor Charlotte Heath-Kelly who has previously researched the implementation of counter-radicalisation within the UK's NHS in a Wellcome Trust funded project. Professor Heath-Kelly has also run research projects funded by the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust, and is currently collaborating with colleagues on projects funded by the University of Sheffield and the Norwegian Research Council.

Contact Details: c dot heath-kelly at warwick dot ac dot uk
Room: E1.16

Dr. Sadi ShannahLink opens in a new window

Research Fellow in the project 'Neoliberal Terror: The Radicalisation of Social Policy in Europe' (European Research Council) with a primary responsibility for its quantitative work package. Sadi mainly works on the development of composite indices for P/CVE (preventing and countering violent extremism) and "neo-liberal" policies of Western countries. I also contribute to the investigation of P/CVE policy diffusion in Europe, using case-studies and discourse analysis of policy documents.

His general focus is on the phenomenon of political violence and is interested in factors, mechanisms and processes that facilitate or hinder political violence, mostly from the perspective of social psychology and social movement approaches. In Sadi's doctoral research, he examined the willingness of British Muslims to engage in actions against Islamist extremism and the factors that facilitate or hinder such engagement.

Contact Details: Sadi dot Shanaah at warwick dot ac dot uk

Dr. Tom PettingerLink opens in a new window 

Research Fellow on the ‘Neoliberal Terror’ ERC project, working across European countries and international organizations to analyse the diffusion of pre-emptive security measures. Tom's research is primarily interested in asking how security is perceived and enacted, and increasingly with studying how (in)security structures modernity/coloniality.

Tom has publishedLink opens in a new window from his doctoral research on the UK's counter-radicalization programme Prevent, research which explored why the scheme is not deployed in Northern Ireland – the one region in the UK where Prevent might appear most needed. He conducted over 50 research interviews with Prevent officials, Channel 'de-radicalization' mentors, former terrorism offenders from the Troubles, and peace workers from Northern Ireland.

Contact Details: Tom dot J dot Pettinger at warwick dot ac dot uk

Dr. Shahnaz AkhterLink opens in a new window

Shahnaz is a postdoctoral researcher and widening participation officer for the Department of Politics and International Studies. She was awarded an ESRC Impact Innovation Fellowship to focus on the narrative of Muslim women in the UK, examining how they are marginalised using virtual reality, arts and history to uncover missing narratives from history, for which I was awarded an ESRC Impact Innovation Fellowship.

Contact Details: Shahnaz dot Akhter dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk