Associate Fellow, RUSI/
Dr Tina Wilchen Christensen is an Associate Fellow in the Terrorism and Conflict research group at RUSI with expert knowledge of mentorship-based approaches to reintegration, radicalisation, risk assessment and multiagency work.
Tina is a social anthropologist with insight into individuals’ pathways into violent extremism and how the individual, through participation, learns to become an extremist, with a particular focus on the radical to the extreme right. She also has expert knowledge of how mentorship-based approaches can support individuals during an exit, the reintegration process, and the development of an alternative identity.
Her recent research has focused on effective methods in risk assessments, and on how variations in the multiagency approaches to prevent radicalisation and counter violent extremism shape the involved stakeholders applied logics, and their perceptions of the approach’s legitimacy and levels of mutual trust in the Nordic countries.