Dr Rachel Monaghan
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
- School of Crim. Politics & Social Policy
- Research Institute
- Institute for Research in Social Sciences
- Jordanstown campus
- +44 28 9036 6343
Rachel Monaghan joined the criminology team as a Lecturer in 2005 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2009.
Rachel's research and teaching interests are in the areas of terrorism and political violence, contemporary issues in criminology and forensics.
She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and teaches at undergraduate level and supervises postgraduate research students.
Rachel studied Peace and Conflict Studies at Magee College and thanks to a Rotary scholarship spent a year studying languages and political science in America.
During her degree, she also spent six months at Uppsala University in Sweden studying international conflict. She studied for her Master’s and PhD. at the University of Reading, England.
On completion of her doctoral thesis in single-issue terrorism, Rachel became a Research Officer at Ulster working on a project examining informal justice in Northern Ireland and South Africa. Prior to her present post of Senior Lecturer in Criminology, she spent three years as a Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Environmental Sciences (based at the Coleraine campus).
Rachel is current President of the Society for Terrorism Research, editor of the journal Behavioral Sciences in Terrorism and Political Aggression and on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.
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To view all publications please visit Ulster University Institutional Repository (UIR)
- Automatic Gait Recognition and its Potential Role in Counter-TerrorismStudies in Conflict & TerrorismDate: (2016)
- Guest Editorial: Contemporary Issues and Innovation in Counter TerrorismStudies in Conflict & TerrorismDate: (2016)
- Countering terrorism, protecting critical national infrastructure and infrastructure assets through the use of novel behavioral biometricsBehavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political AggressionDate: (2016)
- Biometrics and counter-terrorism: the case of gait recognitionBehavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political AggressionDate: (2015)
- Not Quite Terrorism: Animal Rights Extremism in the United KingdomStudies in Conflict and TerrorismDate: (2013)
- Informal Justice in Northern IrelandSwift to Wrath: Lynching in Global Historical PerspectiveDate: (2013)
- An 'Alternative Sense of Reality'? The Case of Anders Breivik and the Threat of Right Wing TerrorismRadicalization, Terrorism, and ConflictDate: (2013)
- The Legacy of Fear in Northern IrelandThe Political Psychology of Terrorism FearsDate: (2013)
- Radicalization, Terrorism, and ConflictDate: (2013)
- Countering Terrorism Through the Use of Informants: The Northern Ireland ExperienceBehavioral Sciences of Terrorism & Political AggressionDate: (2012)