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Dr Campion (BA (Hons 1 Class) PhD (JCU) is Lecturer of Terrorism Studies in the Master of Terrorism and Security Studies degree at Charles Sturt University. She is an editor of the newly established Extremism journal, and was a  guest editor of Social Sciences Special Issue on the Global Rise of the Far Right. Dr Campion was selected as the Younger Visiting Fellow of the Centre for Researching Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo, and contributor of the Australian Right-wing terrorism and violence dataset. 

She  lectures the History of Terrorism, spanning left wing, nationalist, and other terrorism threats. She developed and delivers Australia’s only subject on Right Wing Extremism and Terrorism. She also supervises HDR candidates specialising in terrorism and security studies. 

Her research has largely focused on right wing extremism. She has published research on the development, evolution, and ultimate persistence of right wing extremism in Australia. She has investigated and identified the contours of Australian right wing extremist ideology. Her research on the extreme right has also covered the role of gender and the participation of women; theories and ideologies; and transnational links. 

In addition to her work on the extreme right, she also examines the extreme left. She was recently published by Critical Studies on Terrorism regarding on Left Wing Extremism in Australia and 'unstructured terrorism'. 

Dr Campion engages regularly with the broader counter terrorism community. She speaks to various domestic and international security audiences in an academic context. She delivers seminars to state and federal professional security audiences in Australia on contemporary terrorism natures. She regularly consults with government and law enforcement stakeholders. Finally, Dr Campion regularly speak with media on right wing extremism to assist the broader community in understanding this threat.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

History, Doctor of Philosophy, James Cook University, Australia

Award Date: 16 Mar 2016


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