Dr Lindsey Bell

Associate Fellow; Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol


Dr Lindsey Bell is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol. She was previously a lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London and, prior to that, a civil servant working on UK national security. Her research interests are highly inter-disciplinary and connected by her fascination with the relationship between law and society.

Dr Bell’s research at present examines UK terrorism law and policy, including the controversial counter-radicalisation ‘Prevent’ strategy, terrorist finance and oversight of the UK intelligence agencies. She is also examining the role of AI in national security. Dr Bell has submitted written evidence to Parliament, briefed Ministers and Lords at an APPG and has participated in roundtables and public consultations with the Home Office and HMICFRS.

She has spoken at conferences in the UK, US, and Australia on this subject to both academics and practitioners. Lindsey has published on this topic in leading journals and currently has a book, ‘Counter-terrorism and Human Rights in Post-9/11 Britain’, under contract with CUP and co-authored with academics from Bristol and Cambridge.

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