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Julian Droogan

Dr Julian Droogan

Senior Lecturer, Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University

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Dr Julian Droogan is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University where he is the Editor-in-Chief of the peer reviewed international Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

Julian’s academic background encompasses the anthropology and history of religions. His research interests include countering violent extremism, religious radicalisation, terrorist narratives, and terrorist and violent extremist use of the internet.  

Julian currently leads or co-leads several funded research projects including the evaluation of a major anti-far right countering violent extremism (CVE) program in Australia, an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grant project examining how young Australians consume and respond to online extremist materials, and a project for the NSW Department of Communities and Justice examining online far-right violent extremist movements in Australia post Christchurch. Formerly, he was contracted by the NSW government to undertake research to guide the expenditure of a CVE budget, which resulted in the creation in 2015 of the NSW COMPACT CVE program that is still running today.  

As well as supervising a number of PhD and Masters of Research students in the field of terrorism studies, Julian currently convenes the unit PICT2015: Terrorism in the 21st Century as part of the Bachelor of Security Studies, and PICT8020: Advanced Terrorism Studies as part of the Masters in Counter Terrorism.