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Biography

Shaun is Senior Lecturer in Politics in the Division of Criminology, Politics and Sociology. He joined the University of Huddersfield in 2012. He previously worked in the Criminology research group at the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast as a researcher for the Hillsborough Independent Panel report, which investigated the circumstances surrounding the football stadium tragedy in 1989. 

Shaun has an MA in the History of International Relations from University College Dublin, and was awarded a PhD in contemporary political history from Queen’s University Belfast in 2010.

Shaun's research primarily relates to political violence and its prevention and post-conflict transitions. This was originally centred on Northern Ireland, but has also taken a comparative focus. More recently, he has studied contemporary counter-radicalisation policy, with particular focus on such initiatives in the university sector. 

Shaun has acted as a consultant on an ESRC-funded study on economic truth commissions (PI: Dr Iosif Kovras), and in June 2019 led an external research workshop in partnership with the GLOBSEC think tank, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. His research has been featured by media outlets in several countries. 

Shaun has acted as peer-reviewer for international journals such as Political Studies, Terrorism and Political Violence, Contemporary British History and for Routledge Academic monographs. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), and was winner of the Outstanding Early Career Researcher of the Year Award at the University of Huddersfield’s Research and Innovation Awards, 2015.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Political violence and Terrorism 
  • Radicalisation and Counter-Radicalisation 
  • Conflict resolution and peace processes 
  • Dealing with the past after conflict 
  • British and Irish politics (especially Northern Ireland)

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Political Violence
  • Terrorism
  • Radicalisation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Dealing with the past

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Research Output

  • 30 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 3 Book/Film/Dance Article review
  • 2 Book

Radicalisation and higher education: Students’ understanding and experiences

McGlynn, C. & McDaid, S., 4 May 2019, In : Terrorism and Political Violence. 31, 3, p. 559-576 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    The causal role of ideology and Cultural Systems in radicalisation and de-radicalisation

    Clubb, G. & McDaid, S., 20 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Critical Realism. 18, 5, p. 513-528 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Social movements, structural violence and conflict transformation in Northern Ireland: The role of Loyalist paramilitaries

    Ferguson, N., McDaid, S. & McAuley, J., 1 Feb 2018, In : Peace and Conflict. 24, 1, p. 19-26 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)

    Truth Commissions after Economic Crises: Political Learning or Blame Game?

    Kovras, I., McDaid, S. & Hjalmarsson, R., 1 Feb 2018, In : Political Studies. 66, 1, p. 173-191 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 7 Oral presentation
    • 4 Invited talk
    • 3 Membership of a panel

    Countering Violent Extremism: Policy and Rights

    Shaun McDaid (Speaker)
    21 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Universities of Terror? The Prevent Duty in Higher Education

    Shaun McDaid (Invited speaker), Catherine McGlynn (Invited speaker)
    28 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Teachers, Students And The “Prevent Duty” In UK Higher Education

    Shaun McDaid (Speaker), Catherine McGlynn (Speaker)
    6 Sep 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Accountability & Learning after Banking Crisis

    Shaun McDaid (Speaker)
    22 May 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Structural violence and conflict transformation in Northern Ireland after the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement: The role of Loyalist Paramilitaries

    Shaun McDaid (Speaker), James McAuley (Speaker), Neil Ferguson (Speaker)
    7 Apr 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Press / Media

    What is the radical right in Ireland (and where is it heading)?

    Shaun McDaid

    23/03/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    The RIC and coming to terms with history

    Shaun McDaid

    10/01/20

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Pomôže brexit teroristom v Severnom Írsku?

    Shaun McDaid

    28/08/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    A post-Brexit hard Border has attractions for both DUP and Sinn Féin

    Shaun McDaid

    5/04/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment