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Postgraduate Research Student 

Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


Claire obtained her Postgraduate International Law LLM at the University of Hull; her research covered a mixture of human rights, Islamic and refugee law. She also completed her Bachelor’s with Honours degree in Criminology at the University of Hull with her dissertation investigating the European Migration Crisis. She became a PhD candidate at the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool in September 2018.


Claire’s research interests lie predominantly in counter-terrorism, countering violent extremism and counter-radicalisation. In this intersection, her thesis explores counter-radicalisation policies that are implemented in different continents and how they are entrenched in the counter-terrorism strategies.

Thesis title

'Counter-Radicalisation Across Continents: How are counter-radicalisation policies enshrined in counter-terrorism strategies intercontinentally and how effective are counter-radicalisation policies in different international contexts?'

Dates of study

PhD Start Date: September 2018
PhD Completion Date: March 2023


Professor Gabe Mythen and Dr Ross McGarry.

Research summary

This research includes discussion of the similarities and differences in State counter-radicalisation policies, alongside in-depth research of the policies including which factors influence and shape the formation of the policies and which measures have proven to be effective or problematic.