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Tarela Juliet Ike

Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing, Teesside University

Dr Tarela Ike is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing at Teesside University, UK. She holds an LLB Hons in Law and an LLM in International Law and Criminal Justice. Tarela also obtained her PhD at the University of East London (UEL), UK. Prior to joining Teesside, Tarela worked as a lecturer at University of East London. She is actively involved in teaching and research that informs policy.

Summary of Research Interests

Tarela’s research interest revolves around the following themes:

1. Policing

2. The drivers of Radicalisation

3. Deradicalisation

4. Counter-terrorism / violent extremism

5. Reintegration in post-conflict settings

Learning and Teaching Interest and Activities

Tarela has extensive teaching experience in Higher Education and she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has experience in teaching Research Methods, Police and Policing, Criminology and Terrorism at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her work have also received numerous funding from organisations such as the British International Studies Association.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Criminology and Policing , Teesside University


  • 2018 
    University of East London., PgCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education