Postgraduate researcher Neda Richards has published an article in The Conversation based on her PhD research
Postgraduate researcher Neda Richards has published an article in the Conversation summarising her PhD research.
Neda Richards is an interdisciplinary behavioural scientist with a background in psychology and auditing organisational practices and processes. This article summarises her research exploring whether community engagement had an impact on people reporting concerns about radicalisation and extremism – especially from family and close relatives.
Neda’s research compared the style of engagement delivered in Aarhus, Denmark to that of West Yorkshire, looking at how both strategies could inform a community engagement style that could positively impact reporting behaviour. She also explored the reasons reporters came forward and based on their needs, improve and encourage reporting of radicalisation and extremism.
In Spring 2019 Neda published a policy brief highlighting what needs to be done in order to improve and encourage reporting of radicalisation and extremism.
Neda’s PhD research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), supervised by Professor Adam Crawford (School of Law) and Professor Edward Newman (School of Politics and International Studies).
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