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Dr Campion hold a Bachelors of Arts in History and Archaeology (2010), a History Honours (2011) in comparative terrorist propaganda, and a Doctor of Philosophy (2015) in History, which focused on the evolution of terrorist strategies and concepts. She is currently a Lecturer in Terrorism Studies with the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security at Charles Sturt University. She primarily lectures the History of Terrorism and Contemporary Terrorism. Over 2018 and 2019, she developed and now currently delivers Australia’s only subject on Right Wing Extremism and Terrorism. She also supervises PhD students in the field of Right Wing Extremism.

Her research in recent years has focused on right wing extremism. She have peer reviewed research on the development, evolution, and ultimate persistence of right wing extremism in Australia, published by Perspectives on Terrorism. She has also investigated Australian right wing extremist ideology published by the Journal of Policing Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, and the contemporary Australian Extreme Right, published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. She currently has two studies in peer review: Ecofascism in the Global Extreme Right and Left Wing Extremism in Australia. 

Dr Campion engages regularly with the broader counter terrorism community. She speaks to various domestic and international security audiences, including at the World Summit of Counter Terrorism in Israel in 2019, and the National Security Forum in New Zealand in 2020, and featured on the Australian National Security Podcast. She is a  guest editor of Social Sciences Special Issue on the Global Rise of the Far Right. 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, she regularly speak with media on right wing extremism to assist the broader community in understanding this threat.

Education/Academic qualification

History, Doctor of Philosophy, James Cook University, Australia

Award Date: 16 Mar 2016

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  • 15 Citations
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  • 6 Article

Contemporary Right Wing Extremism in Australia

Campion, K., 30 Mar 2020, Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Special Report, p. 13-18.

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Infiltrating Democracy: on-violent strategies serving violent ideologies

Campion, K., 06 Jul 2020, OpenDemocracy.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

A "lunatic fringe"? The persistence of right wing extremism in Australia

Campion, K., Apr 2019, In : Perspectives on Terrorism. 13, 2, p. 2-20 20 p., 1.

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    Activities

    • 4 Public lecture/debate/seminar/presentation
    • 1 Conference/Symposium
    • 1 Public event

    CARR-Hedayah Far Right De-Radicalisation Webinar Series

    Kristy Campion (Invited speaker)

    11 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

    Inaugural Otago National Security School

    Kristy Campion (Speaker)

    03 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference/SymposiumAcademic

    ICT's 19th World Summit

    Kristy Campion (Participant)

    10 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic eventIndustry

    Global Rise of Far Right Extremism

    Kristy Campion (Speaker)

    15 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

    World Summit of Counter Terrorism

    Kristy Campion (Speaker)

    12 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

    Press / Media

    Stay informed with ASIAL Security Insider Podcast Series

    Kristy Campion

    31/07/20

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Young Australians are joining the far-right – but why?

    Kristy Campion

    26/07/20

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    How are extremists exploiting COVID19?

    Kristy Campion, Nick O'Brien, Andrew Brien, Janine Hiddlestone, Cesar Alvarez Velasquez & Levi West

    29/05/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Expert warns Australia's far-right could exploit the coronavirus pandemic

    Kristy Campion

    20/04/20

    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media