Research Fellow, Coventry University

Dr Joel Busher is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR), Coventry University. His primary research interests are in the social ecology of political violence and anti-minority activism, and the implementation of counter-terrorism policy and its societal impacts. He has published extensively on these topics, and his book, The Making of Anti-Muslim Protest (Routledge), was awarded the British Sociological Association’s Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.

He frequently presents to and advises policymakers and practitioners at local, national and international levels. He is an Associate Editor of Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression; Chair of the CTPSR Working Group on PVE and CVE; an Expert Consultant on the International Consensus Guidelines Committee of the Canadian Practitioners Network for the Prevention of Radicalization and Extremist Violence (CPN-PREV), and is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo.

Joel has worked on the CREST-funded The Internal Brakes On Violent Escalation project.

He tweets @joel_busher

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