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Dr Rachel  Monaghan

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

School of Crim. Politics & Social Policy
Research Institute
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Jordanstown campus
Room 03A14
Shore Road
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB
+44 28 9036 6343
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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.

Research publications

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To view all publications please visit Ulster University Institutional Repository (UIR)