CREST is pleased to announce the successful projects from its fourth round of commissioning. These projects, made possible through funding from the Home Office, present new evidence and understanding on national security threats from terrorism.
CREST offered £585,000 to fund innovative proposals within this latest round of commissioning. The call was open to higher education institutions, research organisations, charities, commercial companies, and individuals from the UK and overseas, who could demonstrate a capability to deliver a high-quality programme of research on short projects.
After a rigorous and independent review process, the following successful projects were selected from 29 applications:
- Dr Stephane J. Baele; University of Exeter; Mining the Chans: Exposing the Visual and Linguistic Dynamics of Radicalisation in Far-right Image-boards (MineChans)
- Professor Paul Gill; University College London; Further Development of Risk Assessment Schemes for Channel
- Dr Noemie Bouhana; University College London; State of the Union: A Synthesis of Recent Evidence for Multilevel Drivers of Involvement in Terrorism
- Shiraz Maher; International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation; Mapping Terrorist Exploitation of and Migration Between Online Communication and Content-Hosting Platforms
- Dr Guillermo Suarez de Tangil; King’s College London; Memetic Irony and the Promotion of Violence within Chan Cultures
- John Morrison; Royal Holloway, University of London; Disengagement and Desistance: A Systematic Review
“I am delighted to welcome these new teams to CREST” said Director of CREST, Professor Paul Taylor. “These exciting projects will maximise the value of behavioural and social science research to understanding, mitigating and countering threats to national security.”
For more information about the successful applicants please visit www.crestresearch.ac.uk/projects/