Earlier this year, CREST offered £1.25m to fund innovative proposals within its latest round of commissioning. After a rigorous and independent review process, the 11 successful projects (listed below) were selected.

Commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation, CREST is funded by the UK’s Home Office and security and intelligence agencies to deliver a world-class, interdisciplinary portfolio of activity that maximises the value of behavioural and social science research into security threats. The Centre is led by Lancaster University, with significant input from the universities of Bath, Central Lancashire, Portsmouth, St Andrews and University College London.

Speaking about the announcement the Director of CREST, Professor Stacey Conchie, said:

We have a fantastic set of projects that once again draw on a variety of methods and disciplines that are key to the success of CREST and the growth of our community. The projects promise to drive forward our understanding of topics as diverse as security interventions in public spaces to the prosecution of extremists. I look forward to seeing what the teams produce.

The successful applicants announced today are:

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