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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 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 researched contemporary counter-radicalisation policies, with particular focus on the university sector, including an award-winning co-authored article published in Terrorism and Political Violence. 

He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS).

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Political violence and Terrorism 
  • Radicalisation and Counter-Radicalisation 
  • Conflict resolution and peace processes
  • British and Irish politics (especially Northern Ireland)

Research Expertise and Interests

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


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