Zoe Marchment

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University College London

Zoe Marchment is currently a postdoctoral research associate on the GRIEVANCE Project, a five-year research project at the Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London (UCL) funded by the European Research Council (ERC). GRIEVANCE seeks to make significant advances in increasing our understanding, and thereby reducing the risk, of extremist violence.

Her primary research interest focuses upon spatial risk assessment and management. She has provided multiple presentations and briefings to government on this topic. As well as this, Zoe is currently Co-Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator and Lead Researcher for projects funded by Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, UK Home Office, CPNI and Newark Public Safety. These roles involve liaising with stakeholders, organising and conducting interviews and surveys with front-line practitioners, critiquing official guidance documents, and synthesising evidence bases.

Previously, she has worked as a research assistant on grants funded by the European Union and CREST which focused upon the areas of terrorist and criminal risk assessment, and other related projects for Dstl, FP7 Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism (PRIME) and the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence.

These projects spanned topics such as spatial patterns of incidents, gender and terrorism, offender demographics, situational aspects of terrorist decision-making, lone-actor terrorism, and online radicalisation.

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Recent Publications

Marchment, Z. and Gill, P. (2020) “Spatial Decision Making of Terrorist Target Selection: Introducing the TRACK Framework”. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism

Marchment, Z., Gill, P., & Morrison, J. (2020) “Risk Factors for Violent Dissident Republican Incidents in Belfast: A Comparison of Bombings and Bomb Hoaxes” Journal of Quantitative Criminology

Marchment, Z., Bouhana, N., and Gill, P. (Forthcoming) “Lone Actor Terrorism: A Residence-to-Crime Approach”. Terrorism and Political Violence https://doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2018.1481050

Marchment., Z. and Gill, P. (2019) “Modelling the Spatial Decision Making of Terrorists: The Discrete Choice Approach”. Journal of Applied Geography 104(3):21-31


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