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).