Rachel Monaghan, Ph.D.
PresidentCoventry UniversityRachel is a Professor in Peace and Conflict at the Centre for Trust, Peace & Social Relations at Coventry University. Prior to this she lectured in Criminology at Ulster University. Her Ph.D. was from the University of Reading, England and examined the phenomenon of single-issue terrorism. She has been researching political violence in the United Kingdom for nearly twenty years and has published articles on single-issue terrorism, animal rights extremism, loyalist violence in Northern Ireland and vigilantism in the International Criminal Justice Review, Space and Polity, Terrorism and Political Violence and the Journal of Conflict Studies. She is Co-Editor of the journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism & Political Aggression and is on the editorial board for Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.
Lyndsey Harris, Ph.D.
Chair – Conference PlanningUniversity of LincolnLyndsey is a Criminologist at the University of Lincoln. She is Vice President in charge of conferences of the Society for Terrorism Research (STR) and Co-Editor of the journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism & Political Aggression. Her research interests include extremism in the UK: The English Defence League; terrorism and political violence; strategic theory and Northern Irish Politics. Before joining the University of Lincoln, Lyndsey was an Assistant Professor of Criminology at the University of Nottingham, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Security Studies at Birmingham City University, taught Politics at Ulster University, and Criminology at the University of Chester. Her doctoral thesis, ‘A Strategic Analysis of Loyalist Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland’, included over 50 interviews with Loyalist paramilitary members and ex-members of The Ulster Defence Association (UDA) and The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). She has published in the British Journal of Political and International Relations and The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice and is the author of a number of book chapters.
Violet Cheung, Ph.D.
SecretaryUniversity of San FranciscoViolet is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of San Francisco. Her research on mass emotions started at 9/11 while she was completing her doctorate degree at UC Berkeley. She examined angry responses to the terrorist attack and how the public sentiment precipitated the U.S. to go to war. She now focuses on anxious and fearful responses in the new contexts of cyber insecurity, the migrant crisis and the Covid pandemic. She also uses big data analytic tools to examine public sentiments on social media. Her research was funded by the American Psychological Association and her first-author publications appeared in journals such as Aggressive Behavior, Political Psychology and Emotion.
Tali K. Walters, Ph.D.
TreasurerForensic Mental Health Consultant Boston, MA, USATali has been a member of the Governing Board of the Society for Terrorism Research, since 2006. She has led STR as its President and Vice-President, and Chair of Conference Planning. She organized the annual international conferences, served as Associate Editor to the society’s journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, recruited board members, and led the organization through strategic change. Dr. Walters is a senior supervising forensic psychologist for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She served on the faculties of the Harvard Medical School, Tufts Medical School, and Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now William James College). She consults to the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and to criminal defense and prosecution attorneys in her private forensic mental health consulting practice.
John Bahadur Lamb, Ph.D.
Chair – MembershipStaffordshire UniversityJohn is Senior Lecturer in Policing at Staffordshire University where he specialises in policing and counter-terrorism. A graduate of the Universities of Kent and Leicester, his main research focus is on how policing, the military and the intelligence services work together to combat the threat from terrorists. He regularly works with the police, the military and the media, in the UK and abroad, to both share best practice and to provide objective and critical commentary on proposed counter-terrorism methods. He was previously a Lecturer in Criminology and Security Studies at Birmingham City University.
Member-at-LargeDe Montfort UniversityTina is a Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester. A former Police Detective she has vast knowledge of the criminal justice system, extensive investigatory skills particularly around major and transnational organised crime and was instrumental in the development of investigative methodologies and strategies and multi-agency partnerships. Having achieved a BSc (Hons) in Policing from Canterbury Christ Church University, an MSc Terrorism Studies from the University of East London and the Certificate in Terrorism Studies from the University of St Andrews, Tina is currently undertaking her PhD at De Montfort examining ‘What predisposes an individual to support transnational organised crime-terror groups’. She co-organises the annual STR Postgraduate Conference in collaboration with various universities in order to promote postgraduate research in the wider area of terrorism studies.
Annabelle Heus, Ph.D.
Member-at-LargeNHL Stenden University of Applied SciencesAnnabelle is a Lecturer in European Studies at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. She further works as a researcher in radicalisation, extremism and polarisation. She completed a PhD in politics and contemporary history from the University of Nottingham in 2019. Her doctoral research focused on social identity and intergroup conflict in post-conflict Northern Ireland.
James N. Breckenridge, Ph.D.Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Analysis, & Planning, Palo Alto University, California
Bruce Hoffman, Ph.D.Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Security Studies Program Georgetown University Washington, D.C.
Arthur J. Kendall, Ph.D.President, Social Research Consultants
John F. Morrison, Ph.D.Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Royal Holloway, University of London
Tom Pyszczynski, Ph.D.Professor of Psychology
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO
J. Martin Ramirez, M.D., Ph.D., J.D.Chair, CICA International Foundation (Conferencias Internacionales sobre Conflicto y Agresión)
President, Spanish Pugwash Movement
Honorary Professor, Nebrija University
Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D.Stanford University
Emeritus Psychology Professor
Director, Heroic Imagination Project
San Francisco, CA