CREST Roundup: August 2017

CREST roundup aug 17

This is a roundup of what CREST has been up to this August. You can stay up-to-date by signing up to the CREST Newsletter, and have CREST news and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

New images on flickr

New images on flickr
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Press and publications

Journal publications
Mestry, N., Menneer, T., Cave, K. R., Godwin, H. J., & Donnelly, N. (2017). Dual-target cost in visual search for multiple unfamiliar faces. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43 (8), 1504-1519.

Staff changes

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship
Congratulations to Dr Elizabeth Morrow who has been awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at King’s College London. This is a prestigious scheme that enables early career researchers to undertake a significant piece of publishable work over the course of three years.

Liz will continue her research on political activism, specifically, she will examine whether right-wing political activism, and its capacity to influence policy, will alter as a result of being a part of the political majority in the EU referendum. We wish Liz all the best with this fantastic appointment, and are delighted that she will also be remaining as part of the broader CREST network.

Opportunities & Events

Call for proposals: Community Resilience Fund

Public Safety Canada’s Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence (CCCEPV) has launched a call for proposals for programmes researching violent radicalisation. CCCEPV provides leadership, coordinates talent and expertise, mobilises and supports community outreach and enhances research to counter radicalisation to violence (CRV). The Community Resilience Fund will be a key element of the CCCEPV to help enhance partnerships and innovation in CRV research and programming in Canada.

To build domestic capacity at the local level and encourage research, the CRF has identified four key priority areas:

  • Intervention programming
  • Performance measurement and evaluation tools
  • Action-oriented research
  • Youth engagement and the development of alternative narratives

The Call for Proposals is open until October 1, 2017.
For more information click here.

AHRC-ESRC-FCO Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Scheme

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are pleased to invite applications from arts and humanities, and social science researchers to the AHRC-ESRC-FCO Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowships scheme.

The scheme will provide the opportunity for each intake of fellows to be seconded into the FCO to work alongside, advise and influence policymakers. Fellows will bring fresh thinking, depth and breadth of expert knowledge and apply their learning to policy challenges. This is not a scheme to support research projects about the FCO. It will build new capacity across the UK research base and in the FCO.

The scheme will help the Fellow further their understanding of how foreign policy-making and Government work as well as developing networks of trusted connections across Government and internationally.

The scheme will appoint 3 to 4 KE Fellows working between 0.6 to 0.8 FTE for 24 months. The fellow will be funded by the Research Councils (at 80% FEC).

Deadline: 31st October 2017
For more details click here.


Countering Violent Extremism: An Introduction

Countering Violent Extremism: An IntroductionAn introductory guide to Countering Violent Extremism initiatives, setting out the types of interventions and methods used.

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) is a relatively new policy area. Although the importance of prevention and reintegration have long been recognised by policymakers and practitioners, until recently the emphasis has been on coercive forms of counter-terrorism (e.g., arrests) primarily designed to disrupt terrorist plots. 

Written by CREST Associated Researchers Dr Sarah Marsden, James Lewis and CREST Researcher Professor Kim Knott, this guide details what CVE is, explores the broad landscape of CVE initiatives, and gives an overview of what we know from the evidence so far. Read and download the guide here.

The Bluffers Guide To Networks

Bluffers Guide to NetworksResearchers on networks, and especially social network analysis, use a variety of technical terms to describe the elements and structure of a network. But, what do they actually mean?

We’ve created a handy guide that breaks down the jargon, so if you don’t know your nodes from your ties, download our handy guide to networks!

CREST on film

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Our YouTube channel showcases some of the research and work undertaken by CREST Researchers. Watch these videos and learn more about what other CREST researchers are doing. We encourage you to share these videos, which you can also view on our website here.

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Professor Debi Ashenden is the lead for CREST’s protective security and risk programme. Watch her talk about her research which seeks to understand and challenge assumptions about how we do security. 

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Read and share:
What is rapport, and how can you increase it? by Kate Muir
Islamic State messaging on Telegram by Mia Bloom
Community Reporting – The Key To Defeating Terrorism? by Michele Grossman and Paul Thomas
Things That Spread: Epidemics On Networks by Dr Thilo Gross
Using Networks To Predict The Impact Of ‘Bad Apples’ On Team Performance by Jeroen De Jong
Leadership Is A Social Network: Implications For Security by Dorothy Carter and Cynthia Maupin
Can Female Participation In Political Violence Lead To Social Progress? – A Case Study From Germany by Dr Katharina Karcher
Predicting And Preparing For The Failure Of Complex Systems by Christos Ellinas
The Bluffers Guide To Networks by Adam Joinson
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