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Mohammed Ibrahim Shire

Lecturer in Security Risk Management, University of Portsmouth

Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Shire is Lecturer in Security Risk Management at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies. He specialises in the increasingly complex world of risk and security and is multidisciplinary by training and experience. With a geographical focus on Africa, his research focuses on a wide range of areas, including (counter-)terrorism, asymmetric warfare, security, risk and complexity. He is also the founder of Somali Faces, an award-winning storytelling organisation that raises awareness for social justice in Somalia.


  • 2019–present
    Lectur, University of Portsmouth
  • 2018–2019
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Griffith University


  • 2018 
    Loughborough University, Doctor of Philosophy


  • 2020
    How do leadership decapitation and targeting error affect suicide bombings? The case of Al-Shabaab, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
  • 2019
    Brothers in arms: the phenomenon of complex suicide attacks, Terrorism and Political Violence

Professional Memberships

  • Security Institute