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Dr Katharine Boyd

Senior Lecturer (Sociology)

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01392 725644

Clayden 1.04

Office: Clayden 1.04

Term 1 Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5pm, Thursday 12-1pm and by appointment

Research interests: political and religiously motivated violence, counterterrorism policy, evidence-based policy, alcohol related violence

Research Projects:

ExPERT https://expert-study.com/ 

Evaluation of the Breathalyser Initiative, #RU2drunk in the Night Time Economy

Tracing Harm Trajectories in Domestic Abuse

Grants:

2016-2017  ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) -Project Co-Creation Fund for £9,350; 'Enhancing Evidence-Based Policing: Promoting UK-South Africa Dialogue'

2016  ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) -Project Co-Creation Fund for £19,787; Co-PI with Hannah Farrimond on '#RU2drunk? Evaluation of the roll-out of a breathalyser initiative to reduce   alcohol-related violence in the South West'

2016-2017 CREST for £119,521; Co-PI with Stephane Baele and Travis Coan on 'How does ISIS' Online Propaganda Demonstrate Mechanisms of Radicalisation? Assessing Cognitive Mechanisms of Radicalisation with a Quantitative Analysis of ISIS' Online Propaganda'

2015-2017 Police Knowledge Fund HEFCE and College of Policing Grant for £249,974; Co-PI with Brian Rappert on the Exeter Policing, Evidence, and Research Translation (ExPERT) Project

2014 Fulbright Post-doctoral Scholarship (declined): Two year scholarship to study at Hebrew University

2013-2013 Doctoral Student Research Grant Program Recipient; $1,269 provided by the Graduate Center, CUNY for dissertation research

2012-2013 Terrorism Research Award, Grant Recipient; $5,000 for dissertation research provided by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) funded by the Department of Homeland Security

2012-2013 Constant H. Jacquet Research Award; $3,600 provided by the Religious Research Association for dissertation research
 

Past Teaching experience at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC:

  • American Criminal Justice System
  • Introduction to International Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Research Methods, Ph.D. course (Teaching Assistant)
  • Terrorism , Ph.D. course (Teaching Assistant)
  • Issues in Criminal Justice II, M.A. course (Teaching Assistant)
  • Terrorism in Literature & Film, M.A. course (Teaching Assistant)
     

 

Research group links

Research interests

Research interests: political and religiously motivated violence, counterterrorism policy, evidence-based policy, alcohol related violence

Biography

I'm a senior lecturer in Criminology in the SPA department and a part of the Q-Step programme that teaches quantitative methods to social science students. I started at the University of Exeter 2014. While I've been in Exeter I have worked with colleagues on the ExPERT project with the Devon and Cornwall Police (see https://expert-study.com/) to promote evidence-based policing. I have run related projects with the police, including an evaluation of the breathalyser initiative in Night-Time Economies (#RU2drunk), and Tracing Harm Trajectories in Domestic Abuse.  I have also worked with colleagues on a CREST funded project to study Islamic State propaganda.