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Dr Mohammed Elshimi
Dr Mohammed Samir Elshimi is a Research Fellow in Preventing and Countering Violent extremism (P/CVE). A leading P/CVE specialist in the field, he is the author of ‘De-radicalisation in the UK Prevent Strategy: Security, Identity and Religion’ (2017).
Mohammed’s work bridges the gap between the academic and policy worlds. He is currently working on evaluating the impact of P/CVE programs globally. He has written several reports for HMG, which include: conducting terrorism threat assessments, conceptualising resilience to violent extremism and examining the causes of radicalisation among Central Asian workers in Russia. He co-designed a framework for P/CVE National Action Plans that national governments can use. Mohammed delivers P/CVE training to EU delegates, national governments and development practitioners around the world.
His academic research has focused on the UK Prevent strategy and deradicalisation and sits on the Academic Advisory Board for the UK’s Desistance and Disengagement Programme (DDP) and the Commonwealth Panel of P/CVE experts.
Prior to joining RUSI, Mohammed taught the History and Politics of the Middle East to undergraduate students at the University of Exeter. He has a PhD in from the University of Exeter, an MA in international studies and diplomacy from SOAS and BA in History from UCL.