James Lewis

PhD Student, Lancaster University

James holds an MA (Hons) in International Relations, and an MLitt in Terrorism Studies, both awarded by the University of St Andrews. He has experience working in both social research and policy evaluation, and has also worked as a Research Assistant at Lancaster University.

James’ research focuses on the Government’s Prevent strategy, and the implementation of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act in Secondary Education. His research interests include countering violent extremism, radicalisation, and the relationship between government policy and counter-terrorism practice.

He is supervised by Professor Kim Knott and Dr Sarah Marsden (Lancaster).


More from James…

Evaluating Programmes to Prevent and Counter Extremism

The overwhelming majority of P/CVE programmes have not been subject to formal evaluation. Where evaluations have taken place, they can fall short of the...Read More »

Public Experiences of the UK Counter-Terrorism System

Some communities have disproportionately more contact with the counter-terrorism system. Qualitative studies suggest that British Muslims and Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities...Read More »

Terrorism-Related Simulations

Terrorism-related simulations have been used for a variety of purposes including testing and validating existing plans and procedures; evaluating performance; improving the capabilities and...Read More »

Countering Violent Extremism: A Guide to Good Practice

Since the early 2000s, more than fifty countries have developed initiatives to counter violent extremism (CVE). Despite this, there still remains a lack of...Read More »

Deradicalisation and Counter Violent Extremism

Two guides – an introduction to deradicalisation programmes, and an overview of what good CVE practice should look like – are being published today...Read More »

Countering Violent Extremism II: A Guide to Good Practice

Since the early 2000s, more than fifty countries have developed initiatives to counter violent extremism. Despite this, there still remains a lack of strong...Read More »

How is PREVENT Enacted in Secondary Schools & Colleges

How is Prevent Enacted in Secondary Schools & CollegesHow is Prevent Enacted in Secondary Schools & Colleges by CREST associate researcher James Lewis. Lewis’ poster gives an overview of his research which...Read More »

How do teachers engage with PREVENT?

Teachers in the UK are now on the front line in preventing terrorism, James Lewis is investigating how they carry out this important duty....Read More »

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