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Shaun is Senior Lecturer in the Division of Social Sciences. He joined the University of Huddersfield in 2012. Following his PhD, he worked at the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast as a researcher for the Hillsborough Independent Panel. 

Shaun's research primarily relates to extremism and political violence (with particular reference to Northern Ireland). He is especially interested in counter-radicalisation initiatives, as well as radical right and left-wing groups in Ireland and the UK. 

Shaun's research has been published in journals such as Terrorism and Political Violence, Political Studies, British Politics and Political Studies Review. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of Royal Historical Society (FRHistS).

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Political violence and Terrorism 
  • Radicalisation and Counter-Radicalisation 
  • Conflict resolution  
  • British and Irish politics (especially the radical right and left)

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Political Violence
  • Terrorism
  • Radicalisation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • British and Irish politics
  • Radical politics


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