Dr. Julian Droogan is based within the terrorism research program at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University, where he is also the editor of the international Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (Routledge). His research focusses on countering violent extremism, online radicalisation, and violent extremist narratives. He currently co-leads several funded research projects including an ARC Discovery grant examining the relationship between online extremist materials and real-world violent action, as well as a project for the NSW Government mapping far right violent extremism in Australia. He was responsible for the creation of the $10 million COMPACT CVE program currently operated by the NSW state government aimed at fostering societal resilience to extremist narratives among diverse communities. He has also worked as an academic evaluator for a major national anti-far-right CVE program. Dr. Droogan has published extensively on the confluence of terrorism and online technology and social media, Islamist online recruiting methods, far-right extremism, and terrorism in the Asia-Pacific region. He has an academic background in the anthropology of religions and South Asian studies.