PhD Candidate in the School of Law, University of Leeds

My current research focuses on the prevention of radicalisation and extremism by improving and encouraging reporting behaviour through Counterterrorism Community Engagement (CTCE). The study compares the practices of CTCE and reporters' experience in East Jutland (Denmark) and West Yorkshire (UK). The findings of the researchers stress the importance of working closely with relatives of those vulnerable individuals (including returnee foreign fighters) and providing them with the support that they need in order to provide a 360 degrees approach to prevention.

Moreover, it recommends that CTCE should be delivered in a specific way that connects with the individual at an identity level, in order to identify and address fears or concerns relating to reporting. Additionally, the study suggests that the reporting process needs to be designed in a way that is user-friendly, and takes into consideration the fears/concerns of reporters.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate, University of Leeds