The Counterterrorism, Intelligence, Risk and Resilience Group offers a wide range of expertise in counterterrorism, intelligence, risk and resilience contexts, nationally and internationally. Our teaching ranges across these areas at MSc, PhD and postdoctoral level, and we also run a number of short courses open to students with an interest in these subjects. Our overall focus is on research and education, and training and consultancy.

Staff in the Group are highly experienced, with expertise across a wide breadth of areas, including:

  • Radicalisation and extremism,
  • Risk assessment,
  • Risk and threat modelling,
  • Conflict resolution,
  • Counterterrorism,
  • De-radicalisation and disengagement,
  • Prison, detention and terrorism,
  • Leadership in transitional states,
  • Deterrence, resilience, counter-IED and CBRN. 

Current research

The Group's current areas of research include:

  • Drivers of terrorism,
  • Radicalisation, de-radicalisation and disengagement processes,
  • Risk assessment,
  • Prison, detention and terrorism,
  • Counterterrorism strategies,
  • Climate change and terrorism,
  • Peace processes and negotiating tactics with terrorist organisations,
  • Counterterrorism and deterrence,
  • Leadership in transitional states.