Dr Susan Donkin


I joined the School of Law as a Research Fellow in European Urban Security in February 2021 as part of Project IcARUS: Innovative Approaches to Urban Security, led by the European Forum on Urban Security. Prior to joining the University of Leeds, I worked as a lecturer at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, as well as an Associate Investigator at the Griffith Criminology Institute (GCI) and the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) in Australia. The focus of my research has been around terrorism and its prevention, with a particular focus on pre-emptive or precautionary anti-terrorism legislation.  

Before moving to Australia, I spent several years working in the field of crime prevention, both in Canada and the UK, including as a Research Fellow at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London.  

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD in Criminology (Griffith University)
  • MA in Criminology (University of Toronto)
  • BA (Law)(Hons) in Law and Criminology (University of Sheffield)