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William Allchorn

Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow, Policing Institute for the Eastern Region, Anglia Ruskin University

Dr William Allchorn is an Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow at PIER. He is an expert on radical-right extremist social movements in the UK, Western Europe and globally.

He has most recently advised the UK, US and Australian governments on their approaches to radical-right extremism. His first book, Anti-Islamic Protest in the UK: Policy Responses to the Far Right was published by Routledge in 2018.

Recently, William’s research has shifted to studying of the violent far right threat landscape. As of August 2020, for example, he has started a new research project, testing violent far-right extremist counter-narratives in the UK, US and Australia. His forthcoming book based on the project, Moving beyond Islamist Extremism - Assessing Counter Narrative Responses to the Global Far Right, was published by Ibidem (an imprint of Columbia University Press) in early 2022.


  • 2022–present
    Senior Research Fellow, Anglia Ruskin University


  • 2017 
    University of Leeds, PhD