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Dr Mohammed Elshimi
Mohammed is a Researcher in the National Security and Resilience Team. He is one of the leading experts on the Prevent strategy in the UK counter-terrorism policy, as well as on the concept and practice of de-radicalisation. His research focuses on terrorism and political violence, radicalisation and extremism in the Western context, UK counter-terrorism, countering violent extremism, de-radicalisation and the politics of the Middle East and Africa.He has a PhD from the University of Exeter, an MA in International Studies & Diplomacy from SOAS, and a BA in History from UCL. His PhD thesis, ‘The Concept and Practice of De-radicalisation in the Prevent Strand of the UK Counter-terrorism Strategy: What is De-radicalisation?’, used primary data from key informant interviews to analyse the de-radicalisation component of HMG’s Prevent programme. His book, ‘De-radicalisation Policy in the UK: Security, Identity, Religion,’ was published by Routledge in February 2017.