Please see a quick overview of the programme events below. You can download the full conference programme here.

LAST UPDATED: 15/07/2024

Note: We have highlighted on the pdf any cancellations/changes to the timetable

*Please note all sessions in MATHS1A are now in THEATRE A*

Quick overview

The conference will take place in the University of St Andrews campus in the School of Physics and Astronomy Building. You can download a map here.

Tuesday 16th July

  • 12:00 – 13:15 Lunch and registration
  • 13:15 – 14:30 Welcome and Keynote 1
  • 15:00 – 17:00 Conference sessions 1-3
  • 18:00     Conference dinner

Wednesday 17th July

  • 08:30 – 09:00 Refreshments
  • 09:00 – 10:30 Conference Sessions 4-6
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Refreshments
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Conference Sessions 7-9
  • 12:30 – 13:45 Lunch & Poster sessions
  • 13:45 – 14:25 Lightning Talks
  • 14:25 – 14:40 Refreshments
  • 14:40 – 15:30 Keynote 2
  • 15:30 – 17:00 Conference Sessions 10-12
  • 17:30 – 18:30 Panel
  • 18:30 – 19:30 Prizegiving & drinks reception

Thursday 18th July

  • 08:30 – 09:00 Refreshments
  • 09:00 – 11:00 Sessions 13-15
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Refreshments
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Sessions 16-17
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

Full timetable

Click the dropdown buttons below to view the full conference programme, or download the pdf on this page.

Tuesday 16 July
12:00-13:15Registration and lunch
13:15-14:30Welcome and Keynote - Ghayda Hassan - Theatre A
14:30-15:00 Refreshments
15:00 – 17:00 Session 1:Terrorism Offenders: Risk, Resilience and Recidivism
Chair: Rachel Monaghan
Room: Theatre B
Session 2: Security and Technology
Chair: Stacey Conchie
Room: Theatre C
Session 3: Global Threats, Local Responses
Chair: Adam Carter
Room: Theatre A
 The Rehabilitation of Terrorist Offenders in HMPPS: Lessons Learnt and Future Directions Bridging the Socio-Technical Gap: Addressing Security Challenges in Operationalising Machine LearningPublic Perceptions of Violent Extremism and the Prevention of Violent Extremism in Mauritania and Burkina Faso
 Andrea Hall & Lianne Murphy Debi AshendenJoel Busher & Bianca Slocombe
 Value and Effectiveness of Safeguarding in Targeted Violence Threat Assessment: The Role of Unmet Mental Health Needs in the Fixated Threat Assessment CentreThe Duality of Security Technology: A Structurational Perspective on the Factors Influencing their Organisational Adoption

Improving Safety Outcomes in Emergency Responders Through Enhanced Situational Awareness

 Amber Seaward Jonathan FosterAllan Parry
 Extremist Offending - Understanding the Population, Preliminary ResultsExploring Cyber Security Adoption Decision Making: Story Stem Completion & Critical Decision Method Expert InterviewsMilitant Loyalties: Familial Attachments and Emotional Pulls
 Ewa Stefanska David GamblinJames Hewitt 
 Evaluating Intervention Outcomes;
Key Findings and Future Direction
Examining the Effect of AI and Human Guidance on Human Decision MakingAt the Edges of Terror
 Kris Simpson Joe PearsonMartin Gallagher 
18:00 onwards Conference Dinner - The Rhynd
Wednesday 17 July
08:30 - 09:00Refreshments
09:00 - 10:30Session 4: Incels: Contextualising Gendered Violence
Chair: Zainab AlAttar
Room: Theatre B
Session 5: Building & Maintaining Rapport to Support Intelligence Gathering
Chair: Anna Leslie
Room: Theatre C
Session 6: Resilience, Risk & AI
Chair: James Hewitt
Room: Theatre A
 Exploring Narratives of Social Exclusion, Rejection, and Victimisation in Misogynist Incel ForumsGetting Information Quickly: The Time Critical Questioning (TCQ) Protocol for Time-sensitive DebriefingLLMs and Protective Security
 Allysa CzerwinskyLorraine Hope David McIlhatton & Matthew Francis
 Exploring Incel and Intimate Partner Violence Side-by-Side With Great Power: Relationship Progression andPower Dynamics in the Informant - Source Handler RelationshipUsing Multi-agent AI to Model Risk and Build Resilience
 Anne Peterscheck Andreea-Antonia RaducuKatherine O'Lone & Justin Lane
 How Groups Appraise and Respond to Internal and External Threats: A Review and Case StudyUnderstanding Individual's Perceptions and Behavioural Indicators of Rapport within Investigative InterviewingDo Threat Actors Respond Emotionally to Deception? A Think-Aloud Study Using Decoys in Active Directory Networks
 Laura SmithJamie KiltieAndrew Reeves
11:00-12:30Session 7: Rhetoric and Extremism
Chair: Matthew Francis
Room: Theatre B
Session 8: Online/offline
Chair: Debi Ashenden
Room: Theatre C
Session 9: Northern Ireland: Dynamics of Violence
Chair: Andrew Silke
Room: Theatre A

*CANCELLED* replaced by Orla Lynch (see LT#1)

Through the Looking Glass: An Interdisciplinary and Multi-Stakeholder Strategy for Engaging with Extremist Propaganda

Assessing the Relationships Between Active and Passive Internet Use and the Likelihood of Planning or Committing Terrorist AttacksExploring the Prosecution Landscape for Extremist Actors in Northern Ireland 
 Ashton KingdonSandy SchumannRachel Monaghan 


A Temporal Analysis of Moral, Psychological and Social Factors in the Rhetoric of Far-right and Violent Jihadi Extremists

Presenting a New Dimensional Typology for Crowdsourced Digital Actions


And Then There Was One: Hierarchical Isolation Influence on Active Paramilitary Involvement Within Segregated Communities Under Threat and the Effect of Significance.
A Northern Ireland Study 

 Stephen HerronCassie LoweryEmma Ylitalo-James
 Salafi-Jihadist Mobilisation: A Thematic Analysis of Narratives of Citizenship Revocation and Statelessness.Exploring Web3’s Role in Terrorism: Implications for Digital Counterterrorism Strategies The Violence of Peace: An Analysis of Contemporary Paramilitary Style Attacks in Northern Ireland
 Stephanie Scott-SmithChidinma Rita NebolisaJohn Morrison 
12:30-13:45Lunch & Poster Session
13:45-14:25Lightning talks #1
Chair: Nicola Power
Room: Theatre B
Lightning talks #2
Chair: Lorraine Hope
Room: Theatre C
Lightning talks #3
Chair: James Hewitt
Room: Theatre A
 The Rise of Manosphere Influencers and Conspiracy Theories on PodcastsPolice Decision Making Fixation Driven by Extreme Overvalued Beliefs in Lone Actor Violence: Consensus on Terminology and Conceptualisation among Forensic Experts
 Bella OrpenLaura BoultonKolbrun Kristinsdottir

*MOVED to Session 7*

The Online Contagion of Extreme Right Wing Ideology and Conspiracy Theories in Ireland

Exploring Moral Injury in the UK Ambulance Service
using qualitative methods 
Beyond Extremism, Radicalisation and Risk Factors: A Review on the use of Risk Assessment Instruments for Terrorism and a Proposed Focus on Behavioural Indicators
 Orla LynchChrisie PullinAstrid Bastiaens
 Investigating Leadership and Influential User Actions and Emergence in Online Far-right Extremism Instant Messaging PlatformsForecasting the Future: Challenges and Opportunities
for HUMINT Research
Understanding Terrorism through Evolution: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Tinbergen's Questions
 James StevensonJessica Hall-JenningsDomenico Galimi
 An Exploration in Modern Agency and Alienation: Ulster Loyalists and the British Working-ClassBarriers to the effective evaluation of novel threatsStudy populations account for demographic diversity but what about neurodiversity?
 Peter BothwellSydney Reichin Penny Brookes
14:40 - 15:30Keynote - Murtaza Shaikh - Theatre A
15:30 - 17:00Session 10: Assessing Risk: Tools, Approaches and Pracitioner Perspectives
Chair: John Morrison
Room: Theatre B
Session 11: Negotiation and Influence
Chair: Simon Wells
Room: Theatre C
Session 12: Neurodiversity and Violent Extremism
Chair: Paul Grasby
Room: Theatre A
 Providing Quality without Conviction: The Development of a ‘Terrorist Risk’ Assessment and Supporting Processes Theory in Practice: A Temporal Assessment of the Revised Behavioural Influence Stairway Model via Simulated Suicide NegotiationRestricted Interests in Autism & their Intersection with Complex Crimes: Implications for Understanding and Addressing Risk
 Rachel Frankham  & Jade GrayMiriam Oostinga & Luke RussellZainab AlAttar
 “But what if I get it wrong?” - A Discussion of Practitioners Understanding of Current CVE/PVE and Radicalisation Duty Guidance and Whether it Impacts their Practice Insights into (Suicide-Related) Crisis Negotiations from a Negotiation Database in the NetherlandsNeurodiversity and Violent Extremism: Convergent Findings from International Practitioner Focus Groups and Case Studies
 Erin LawlorJedidjah SchaaijNadine Salman
 Measuring Change with People who have Committed Terrorist Offences: Challenges and Implications for Risk AssessmentTrust and Public-facing Counter-Terrorism Strategic Communication What are the Vulnerability Factors for Radicalisation for Autistic Individuals Referred to Prevent and How Could They be Best Supported?
 Adam Carter & Sian WatsonCharis RiceRachel Worthington
CREST walking train
17:30 - 18:30Panel - “Haven’t We Tried This Before? Using Research to Drive Change” - The Buchanan Building
18:30 - 18:45Prizegiving
18:45 - 19:30Drinks and canapés - Lower College Hall
Thursday 18 July
08:30 – 09:00 Refreshments 
09:00 – 10:30 Session 13: Disaster Response
Chair: Charis Rice
Room: Theatre B
Session 14: Radicalisation and Recruitment
Chair: Laura Smith
Room: Theatre C
Session 15: Counter-Terrorism: Data and Evaluation
Chair: Paul Grasby
Room: Theatre A
 Interoperability in Extreme Environments: Insights from the Emergency ServicesTrauma, Adversity and Violent Extremism: Towards a Trauma-Informed Perspective on Radicalisation and Counter-RadicalisationThe Unrepentant: Characteristics and Profiles of Convicted Terrorist Offenders who Re-offend after Release from Prison
 Nicola PowerJames LewisAndrew Silke
 Cognition in Command: Applying Cognitive Task Analysis to Access Expert Cognition to Inform Decision Making and Training in Emergency Response TeamsGood Lives in Right-Wing Extremist AutobiographiesMapping the Sphere of Influence: the Feasibility of Client-centered Outcome Evaluation in Multi-agency and Multi-professional C/PVE Contexts
 Ashley FerkolHanna Paalgard Munden & Sarah MarsdenSvetla Koynova & Sophie Scheuble
 Mutual aid : A Collective Adaptive Behavior for Disaster Response and Social Resilience. A Qualitative Research after the Storm AlexYouth Engagement in Violent Extremism in Northern Mozambique: A Social Network Analysis of the Mobilisation ProcessExploring the Effectiveness of Counter-Terrorism Strategies Through Model Design
 David Ortiz HaroRufino SitoeErika Brady
11:00-12:30Session 16: Security and Technology
Chair David McIllhatton
Room: Theatre B
Session 17: Definitions, Sentencing and Recruitment
Chair: Sarah Marsden
Room: Theatre C
 A Globalised World and the Importance of Law Enforcement Information SharingExploring Patterns of Online Recruitment among Non-Violent Extremists in the UK (2016-2021): A Quantitative Look at Hard and Soft Recruitment Methodologies among Far-Right, Islamist Extremist and Eco-Radical Groups 
 Becky PhythianWilliam Allchorn & Elisa Orofino 
 A Novel Application of Natural Language Processing (NLP) to Free-form Police Crime NotesWhat’s in a Name? An Analysis of the Definitions of Terrorism and Extremism from a Linguistic Perspective 
 Darren CookSamantha Stark  
 A Community Philosophy Approach to Understanding Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues around the use of Technology in the Criminal Justice SystemWhat Factors Influence the Sentencing of Female Terrorists in England and Wales? 
 Ailsa MillenChloe Squires  
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

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