|Present||Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University|
Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies, New Religious Movements, Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion, Organizations Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Social Psychology, Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies, Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance, and Social Psychology and Interaction
|Present||DipLang(Russian), Macquarie University, Australia|
|2015||PhD(Psychology), Edith Cowan University|
|2009||MCrimJus(Research), Edith Cowan University|
|2006||BA(Psych&Crimnlgy), Edith Cowan University|
Leaving ideological groups behind: A model of disengagement Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression (2017)
The social mechanisms in ideological groups work to promote a cohesive social unit and present significant barriers to disengaging. Nonetheless, involvement in these groups is often not a lifelong commitment and many members do leave. ...
Leaving ideological social groups behind: A grounded theory of psychological disengagement (2015)
Much of the current disengagement literature focuses on the causes of an individual leaving a radical social group with the intention of countering fundamentalism and violent extremism. However, the link between the cause and the ...
A Model of Psychological Disengagement Australian Counter Terrorism Conference (2012)
This paper presents the preliminary findings of research into the disengagement from highly entitative and ideological social groups, such as one percent motorcycle clubs, military special forces and fundamental ideological groups. Using a grounded theory ...
Entitativity and ideology: a grounded theory of disengagement Australian Security and Intelligence Conference (2011)
Highly entitative sub-groups with strong ideologies ensure members are committed to the groups cause making disengagement a significant life event. This paper provides an insight into the current study of the psychological and social factors ...
Review: Disillusionment with Radical Social Groups Australian Counter Terrorism Conference (2010)
Disengagement from radical social groups is a complex process initiated by the experience of a crisis, or disillusionment causing a re-evaluation of involvement. This paper provides a review of the experiences that hinder group involvement ...
International conflict (1)
Russia’s fifth column: A case study of the Night Wolves Motorcycle Club Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (2018)
While the Night Wolves Motorcycle Club's (NWMC) roots are similar to Western counterparts such as the Hells Angels MC and Bandidos MC, they have evolved into a proxy of the Russian state who unite combat ...
One percent motorcycle clubs (4)
The Fierce Commitment to 1% Motorcycle Clubs Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (2016)
One per cent motorcycle clubs provide opportunities for members to oppose mainstream establishments that are perceived as suppressing their individuality. The purpose of this paper is not to portray the 1% motorcycle club as a ...
Commitment and the 1% Motorcycle Club: Threats to the Brotherhood Australian Counter Terrorism Conference (2012)
The brotherhood ethos is the founding principle of the 1% motorcycle clubs community. Interviews with former members and partners show how threatening this social bond can reduce satisfaction and lead to doubts over involvement with ...
The role of social groups in radicalisation Proceedings of the 7th Australian Security and Intelligence Conference (2014)
The inability to form psychological profiles of individual members across a variety of extremist groups, as well as the recognition in extremism and terrorism research indicates that no adequate personality profile exists. This requires an ...
Military psychology (1)
Military Retirement: Reflections from Former Members of Special Operations Forces Australian Army Journal (2013)
This article explores the impact of military identity and culture on the retirement and reintegration of members of Special Operations Forces (SF) into civilian life. The experience of retirement is explored through interviews with five ...