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About Dr Kira J Harris

Dr Kira Harris is an Adjunct Lecturer with the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security at Charles Sturt University. Kira has teaching experience in psychology, terrorism, criminology and research methods. She has a PhD in Psychology, a Masters in Criminal Justice (Research), and is currently studying a Diploma in Languages.

Kira's PhD research examined the psychology behind exiting extreme social groups through interviews with former members of jihadist, right-wing, fundamentalist religious and political groups, as well as one percent motorcycle clubs. 

Kira's research interests include:
  • One percent motorcycle clubs
  • Counter terrorism
  • Radicalisation
  • Exiting from extremism
  • Military identity
  • Social psychology

Positions

Present Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University
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Education

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Present DipLang(Russian), Macquarie University, Australia
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2015 PhD(Psychology), Edith Cowan University
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2009 MCrimJus(Research), Edith Cowan University
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2006 BA(Psych&Crimnlgy), Edith Cowan University
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Disengagement (9)

One percent motorcycle clubs (4)

Radicalisation (2)

Resilience (1)

Military psychology (1)

Research (1)