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Meet the team

Dr. Charlotte Heath-Kelly

The Primary Investigator is Dr Charlotte Heath-Kelly who has previously researched the implementation of counter-radicalisation within the UK's NHS in a Wellcome Trust funded project. Dr 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 Shannah

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. Maria Norris

PhD European Studies (London School of Economics and Political Science 2016); MSc Comparative Studies Research (LSE 2010); MSc European Studies: Ideas and Identities (LSE 2009); BA Communication and Media (Bournemouth University)

Maria is currently a Research Fellow on the ERC funded project: 'Neoliberal Terror: The Radicalisation of Social Policy in Europe.' she works primarily on the qualitative research package, investigating the genealogy of CVE policy and discourse in Europe.

Maria's main research interest is in the dialectic relationship between national identity and national security. She is particularly interested in how terrorism and extremism are constructed in policy, law, and popular culture, and how these constructions relate to national identity. Her research also encompasses far-right extremism in Europe and the US, and the intersections of popular culture and national security. Maria's work has been published on outlets such as The New Statesman, The Conversation, and Open Democracy, and she has appeared on Newsnight as a far-right extremism expert. Maria's book 'The Foreign Problem: Identity and Security in Counterterrorism Policy' will be published by Routledge in Winter 2020.

Find Maria on twitter @MariaWNorris

Contact Details: maria dot norris at warwick dot ac dot uk