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
Dr Rachel Monaghan is a Senior Lecturer in criminology. She finished her PhD in 1998, joining Ulster University as a research officer on an ESRC project examining informal justice in Northern Ireland and South Africa. Her first lectureship (2002-2005) was in human geography in the School of Environmental Sciences at Ulster before moving to Criminology in 2005.
Dr Monaghan has been researching political violence for over 20 years and has examined single-issue terrorism, informal justice and loyalist paramilitary violence. More recently she has been looking at counter-terrorism measures involving technology and also criminal justice approaches.
Her research findings have been published in key international journals including Terrorism and Political Violence and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. She has co-authored two books, a monograph with Colin Knox published by Palgrave Macmillan (Informal Justice in Divided Societies) and an edited collection with Tali K. Walters and Martin Ramirez published by Cambridge Scholars (Radicalization, Terrorism, and Conflict).
Dr Monaghan has secured £492,000 in external funding through awards from the ESRC and European Union FP7 programme with Ulster colleagues and £34,000 from internal funding through awards from the Research Challenge Fund and CHERP.
She is the current president of the Society for Terrorism Research –an international, multi-disciplinary organization of theoretical and empirical researchers in behavioural sciences such as anthropology, biology, economics, political science, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, and others. Its mission is to enhance knowledge and understanding of terrorism and political violence.
Dr Monaghan is also Joint Editor-in-Chief of the Society for Terrorism Research’s Journal, Behavioral Sciences in Terrorism and Political Aggression and is a member of the editorial board of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.
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- 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)